Music to my years

Work in Progress

I get nervous when people ask me what music I listen to. How do you say, “Literally anything,” without sounding like you’re just a casual listener, especially when I’m anything but casual when it comes to music?
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Tunesday: Emo blast from the past

Crossing the threshold from teenager to adult can be a rough transition. It’s a time in life when you’re potentially even more angsty than you were at age 15. But this time, you don’t get the Angsty Teen stage to excuse it. Fortunately, the emo anthems you used to cry
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I (still) write sins, not tragedies

Cutting Room Floor

Most people grew out of their emo phase years ago. Though I’ve abandoned the smudged eyeliner and band T-shirt aesthetic, I still pre-order Panic! At the Disco albums, I continue to retweet Pete Wentz and I carry a torch for the bands that many have now chalked up to nothing
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Confessions of a teenage fangirl

Off the Beat

When I was a freshman in high school, I went to see My Chemical Romance. It was my first concert, and my friends and I arrived at the venue hours early to get a choice spot in line. We doodled MCR lyrics on our arms in Sharpie and painted each
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