Ranking Beloved Emo Band Frontmen by Their Emo Hotness

"Don't look at me."

This obscenely nostalgic post I wrote on emo bands a couple of weeks ago had a polarizing effect equal in magnitude to that time Mumford & Sons put down their banjos for an entire album.

Most of the upset over the post stemmed from the use of “emo,” and why certain bands were categorized as such and others — deemed by some to be more worthy of the title — weren’t. Many of the bands I included in the list borrow from emo, pop, and punk alike, and in the early 2000s, they reached popularity along with the emo subculture. Emo and what it embodies has since evolved, along with pop culture in general.

But let’s kick it back to the 2000s for a second. Specifically, let’s look at the frontmen of popular emo bands from that time. Behold them in all their unkempt glory as you wade your way through our list of the hottest emo band frontmen.

P.S. Luv u guyz 4ever.

  1. Tim Kasher of Cursive

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    What wouldn’t you do for those sunglasses?

  2. Jordan Pundick of New Found Glory

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    The *~ear gauges~*.

  3. Chris Conley of Saves the Day

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    Chris Conley + guitar + hair flow = <3

  4. Red-Haired Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance

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    Gotta say: G-Way’s looking good with blonde hair these days, too.

  5. Travis Clark of We the Kings

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    Weirdly jealous of that flow.

  6. Jesse Lacey of Brand New

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    All the ladies want to be Jesse’s girl.

  7. Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls

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    “Martin Johnson uses Redken, so I started using Redken.”

  8. Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin

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    The man knows how to work a piano.

  9. Raven-Haired Gerard Way of MCR

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    Please go back to black, G-Way.

  10. Ryan Key of Yellowcard

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    If we could find you now, Ryan Key, things would get better.

  11. Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World

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    Is it just me or does Jim Adkins get better with age?

  12. Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan

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    <3 Pierre, mon amour canadien <3

  13. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco

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    Do we prefer the guyliner or nah?

  14. Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects

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    He knows it, too.

  15. Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional

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    Heartthrob of all heartthrobs, Chris Carrabba has “Stolen” our hearts forever.

1/2 Cartoon, 1/2 Beyhive.