In a response to an earlier post, she wrote,
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
Past and Pending - The Shins
Mmm, symmetrical emo.
Which leads to the question, what is the definition of emo music. According to about.com,
These days, the term emo is used to describe any band playing guitar-based music that is emotional either in approach, lyrical focus or affect.
Today, "emo" can describe almost anything emotional.
So how can a genre that can describe anything as eliciting emotion be a genre at all? A genre, as the dictionary defines it, is
A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content
And for reference, a wikionary definition of emo.