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Kite Party: Baseball SeasonBaseball Season (2011)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: SloaneDaleySloaneDaley
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I’ve often wondered why there was such a great anger toward how the mainstream consciousness-conceived emo in the '00s. Genres have always transformed over time and what was dubbed rock music the '50s didn’t really resemble what would be called rock music in the early '70s and there wasn’t much of concentrated resistance to it (until punk came around at least). I think the problem with emo lied in the fact that it was born out of hardcore punk, retained those elements but brought in pop elements such as singing and introspective lyrics but relied primarily on structures that did not conform to strict verse chorus patterns. The music that became known as emo to the mainstream lacked almost all of the elements that made emo "emo," aside from singing. The lyrics weren’t even introspective; they became about romantic pursuits. It became simply pop music, and people who had grown to love the genre some called emo resented that fact. Kite Party is a band some would call emo but for all the reasons the genre was coined and Baseball Season serves as a lasting testament to its appeal.
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