20 Emo Songs From the 2000s We Still Secretly Listen To
THE USED, “THE TASTE OF INK”
The biggest rival to My Chemical Romance when I think “peak emo” would have to be The Used. From their lyrics that alternate between sad and angsty, to their dark almost-always-all-black style, and their iconic (emo) imagery like the heart hanging from a tree on the cover of their 2004 album In Love and Death, The Used was every emo kid’s dream band. “The Taste of Ink” is one of their most well-loved songs, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a millennial who doesn’t still scream “IT’S 4 O’CLOCK IN THE F*CKING MORNING!” along with Bert McCracken.