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My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance: Three Cheers For Sweet RevengeThree Cheers For Sweet Revenge (2004)
Warner Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 2
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Contributed by: colincolin
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I'll start by saying I was never a real fan of this band. I've seen them live, opening for random acts, and wasn't a fan of their live show. Their music struck me as generic, their band as nothing outstanding, and their stage presence nothing stellar. However, I was interested in hearing this album .
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I'll start by saying I was never a real fan of this band. I've seen them live, opening for random acts, and wasn't a fan of their live show. Their music struck me as generic, their band as nothing outstanding, and their stage presence nothing stellar. However, I was interested in hearing this album after some kids seemed to like it more than the new Bad Religion album.

That being said, you can wonder my astonishment at actually finding myself enjoying some of "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge," the major label sophomoric effort from My Chemical Romance.

The album starts off with an incredibly hooky "Helena." The lead singer has obviously had major label vocal training since the last album. The production is the most obvious improvement, as the chorus is so full and energetic that it's almost... good? By the end of the song, I almost found myself singing along to the amateurish, high-school-heartbreak lyrics. But I'll say more on those later.

"Give 'Em Hell, Kid" starts off with a quick paced bassline, some fast drums, and all in all a pretty nice track. However, when the chorus picks up, I feel like I'm listening to the last song all over again, with lyrics so obviously written for singalongs at a live show, they lose any meaning they could ever possibly hold. Example: "If you were here / I'd never have a fear / So go on, live your life / But I miss you more than I did yesterday." Ugh.

The album keeps up with this formula, of a very well produced, very hooky (in a dark, Hot-Topic-sellable way), easy-to-sing-with choruses until it becomes painfully obvious that there's no end to shallow water anytime soon. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" not only has the worst title for a song ever, the song follows through with being equally bad. The lyrics really show here; show how badly they are written. The song recounts some high-school love interest and then bursts into the chorus of repeating "I'm not okay, you wear me out." Skip. Now, either "The Ghost Of You" is actually a good track, or it's just a good change of pace from "I'm Not Okay..." but I found this on the same moderately enjoyable level of the first track.

And then... the album keeps going. And going. And going. I keep listening, but I have trouble differentiating one song from the next. Songs like "It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Deathwish" turn me off from the beginning with such awful titles, but I give them a listen anyways. It's all pretty formulaic.

All in all, the production is the most redeeming quality of the album. It brings a fun little summer flavor to the CD, and the catchyness can even make you like the disc for a few listens until you actually pay attention to what they're singing about. Shallow, unoriginal, overproduced and yet fun in a disposable and commercial way, don't rush out to get this one.

 

 
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Maduc (June 8, 2009)

To me the production's the worst part of the album. This album would be much more post-hardcore if it wasn't for the production behind it, which seemed to poppy it up. I could be wrong, but that's what I got.

TEARS (March 25, 2009)

You guys paly good I would guess so yeah but really you guy's play awesome

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

why does everyone love my chemical romance so much? they suck. end of story.

Pretty-N-Punk (April 24, 2008)

There's just something a/b this album! It's great. UNLIKE The Black Parade.

TommyPickles (April 12, 2008)

I would classify this band as extreme brutal death/grind.

MyChemLuvr (January 9, 2008)

I Love My Chemcial Romance

They are like the 2 of the best bands in the world and no other band can beat their live shows i went to see them in november 2007 and they rocked! they kicked ass that night my favourite is gee coz he made nice sound effects uh uh uh if u know wat that is and played with his ..... a couple of times *Borat voice* Very Nice !

Stcas2004 (August 8, 2007)

Great Cd one of my Favorites

Anonymous (July 17, 2007)

>i love mcr!!
>>especially frankie!!
>>>because of his effort every performance

pitoresco (July 7, 2007)

when they started to sellout. But not bad.

starchild (June 8, 2007)

I love this album, I really do.

mychemicalthursday (May 25, 2007)

my favorite album of all time. fuck you, brand new fanboy.

fugazifreak (May 22, 2007)

me being a Fugazi and Minor Threat fan I like My Chemical Romance gasp they seem like a really cool bunch of guys unlike Fall Out Boy they are true to themselfs

ROCKon_and_F-CKoff (April 26, 2007)

I liked this album. My Chemical Romance is pretty good. They have really good lyrics and Gerard Way (as my best friend says) is totally fuckable.

RachelG (February 13, 2007)

At first I paid out my emo sister for liking them. But the more I've listened to this album, the more I've fallen in love with it. Gerard Way is one charismatic frontman. Helena, I'm not ok, Thankyou for the venom...every tune pumps out teen angst and frustration with a variety of things, death, young love, the Catholic Church. All things that any young person (eg. me) that was brought up on a not so healthy diet of rosaries and mass can relate to. "Preach all you want but who's gonna save me?" Awesome, explosive, real. And using vampires and zombies or whatever as metaphors? Brilliant!

herberus-mc-spaz (January 31, 2007)

Dude, i seriously agree, i mean, when this first came out and no one knew about it, i thought, yeah this is a good band, i'll listen to them for a while, and they were good, when i could listen to them and not have to hear it be over-played on every radio station in town. Especially when all the total moron kids at school who are supposed to like crap like jay-z and christina aguilera or whatever, started singing it all the time, the i realised how much of a photocopy the lyrics are on this album is, it's pretty much the same as any old crappy newbie band out there that wants instant fame. i do admit liking them to start, but i agree that the lyrics are incredibly shallow and generic. not much more neds to be said for the black parade album. all i can say is good riddance to another pemo band (pop-emo). - - - herby

silent_slayer (December 29, 2006)

Speedy, speedy, speedy.....and pretty pop-like in what's related to lyrics. The drummin' reminds me of a fast-paced Offspring version, but the lyrics belong more to pop, or even drum and bass....not a bad album as it comes, but shows the wide range MCR has to evolve in quality of lyrics and music....

Peggy-luSparkletoes (December 20, 2006)

I used to be addicted to this amazng album!!
those were the days!!!
haha
xoxox

justme (November 30, 2006)

Well i simply know that this aulbum is amazing! It is out of this wourld! I think that Gearad Way is the most dreamyest guy on the planet even though my bro and dad think his gay i told tem that he has to be bysexawal because he is married wiv 2 kidz. I cant belive he is 30!

celler (November 14, 2006)

ha my sister has this cd but every time she goes to work i steal it from her room just to listen to it... the one time i stole it for about a month becasue she wasn't listing to it and i still have it haha i love it ... it s great master piece

micki (November 5, 2006)

personally i love the first cd better. but you know; they are still learning everything. give it time. this cd was good. everyone says for your "sophmore" album, itll suck. well i don think it sucked, i thought it was good, could a few touch ups, but you know, they were a not very well known band who just wanted to make music, thats what they did. good job..

FireAtWill (November 1, 2006)

I bought this cd after hearing the song "Helena" once and I just HAD to hear the rest of their album. I love this cd and if you really listen to it, the lyrics mean a lot more than they appear to. There are lots of metaphors that are easily missed, which is why a lot of people don't "get" my chemical romance. Also they deal with a lot of deeper subjects (also easily missed in the goth theatrics). I know this guy has a right to his opinion but judging the songs based on the titles is a little bit too "I'm not gonna like this no matter WHAT!!!"

Anonymous (October 30, 2006)

I heard this album on my friends Ipod and I liked it so much I payed a couple of nigras to steal the Ipod from him. After they stole it he killed himself though... he was an hero.

MzMCR (October 26, 2006)

i love it!

Project (September 17, 2006)

It is a very good album. Hits like Helena and I'm Not Okay and very cool songs like It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Death Wish.

Piata (July 11, 2006)

Decent album, but the lyrics and subject matter leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe they'll grow up and stop whining like emo bitches. They're half way to being a decent band.

swingline (June 30, 2006)

holy shit. if those comments below are really from mcr's fans... oh my god. comedy gold.

grantino (June 30, 2006)

i love you

Anonymous (June 12, 2006)

what the fucks up with this site posting bad comments about MCR. Imean who cares what this colin guy has to say he can just fuck him self cause MCR ROCKS!! Anyways whos he to judge.MCR saved peoples lives.

Anonymous (June 12, 2006)

people are just so analistic if that even is a word i mean give the band a break they have only been out for a couple of years. Just shut up and listen to the music.

Anonymous (June 12, 2006)

Who the hell does these reviews? Buddy, if someone eva finds out your name, they're gunna kick you in the fucking temple. You rip down so many bands that dot deserve it-im sure there are a lot of ppl who hate you rite now.

dumhed01 (June 10, 2006)

I like a couple songs on this album..
But most of them bore me to fucking death..
Cheers on the review though..(get it)
hehe.

strawberry06 (June 4, 2006)

I absolutely loved this album! this is one of my favorite punk rock bands on the circut right now and im pretty sure it will stay that way for a while.

Anonymous (May 17, 2006)

When I first heard MCR it was on my friend's iPod and I fell in love with them. So I went out looking for one of their albums and finally found one. It wasn't until I listened a couple times to where I understood what the songs meant. I've also realized how much I relate to them. I love those those guys so much!

crazytoledo (May 16, 2006)

I didn't want to like this but I can't stop listening to it recently. I can probably listen to it because I have the ability to drone out those lyrics.

Wow are they bad.

Anonymous (May 12, 2006)

I think it is one of the best albums ever made!!!!!!!

Catt (April 23, 2006)

half of the people endorsing this cd can't even spell what they're saying.

on that note.
ilthisalbum

Anonymous (April 19, 2006)

OMG U DICHEAD
U OBVISLY DONT KNOW WHO MCR ARE!
they are the most meaniful band ever
...some people even say that mcr SAVED their live..
singer gerard way has suffered depression and has thought of killing him slef sevral times but do u know what stoped him from doing that...his band
so dont u dare go saing my chemcial romance is a band without any meaing at all...beacuse if this band wasnt here most kids with problems would of commited suidcue right now,,
now to there lyrics
THESE LYRICS HAVE MEANIGS!!!
they're whole album 3 cheers for sweet revenge is about 5 guys..gerard mikey franke ray and bob
songs such as im not okay and helena have alot of meanings behind them...[im not okay] alot of kids relate to this song..u feel like ur okay. but ur not, on the outside ur okay but on the inside you are not..its about kids getting picked on..as you could of seen from the flim clip.
[helena]...this song is about mikey and gerards grandma who passed away..
how could u say this song has no meaing 2 it..or that the lyrics do not make sense...[so long and goodnight, so long and goodnight]
now u tell me what u think of that line,,,
beause i kow it meas ALOT
it coms from the heart
...
okay there style of music is punk and abit of rock...thats the way they wont it..and you cant change it 1 bit
IF U DONT LIKE THEM DONT LISTEN 2 THERE MUSIC!!
stop bagging them!
i kow its ur opiion..but still
if u dont like them..
DONT GO 2 THERE SHOWS!!!
,,,,save a ticket 4 me..
atleast i would enjoy it
ive seen them live at the green day concert and i thought th ROCKED!!!
thats the reason i started liking them so much!!!

anyways
just get a life
and stop bagging my favourite band in the whole intre world
my chemical romance
..
they're awesome

Anonymous (April 16, 2006)

RACHELL

Dont Worrie Gerard and I Are Very Happy We're Just Not Ready To Marry Yet

Love
Chelsea

GERARd CHELSEA=LOVE AND A GOTH ROCK WORLD WITH A PINCH OF PUNK

Hey the NEW album is turnning out great cheak it out hwen it comes out

Anonymous (April 16, 2006)

Mcr saved my life i hope gerard and chelsea are still happy because i love her and him and there great together i wish you guy all the luck gerard this is a great album and i love the cover you saved you girlfriends life too she almost killed herself like 2 years ago and several times befor that thankx she my best freind you guy should so get married just like you said chelsea loves you and you love her why not? 3 years is a long time and you know your grandma elena rush loved her and she said you guys yould be perfect got each other

gerard ask chelsea to marry you already its benn 3!!! years come on!!!

Anonymous (April 16, 2006)

I love my chemcial romance i love gerard and he disigned the cover and i love it i love all there songs on reveng i'm a huge fun the covers fucking awesome and the band gerard frank bob ray and mikey are fucking sweet too

Anonymous (April 5, 2006)

whoever you are, you have to realize that My Chemical Romance is life. They saved my life multiple times and that's not a joke. If it weren't for MCR I'd be dead. Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge is the best f**king album out there and if you disagree than f**k yourself okay???

Anonymous (April 2, 2006)

Dude, you have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA. This is one of the most important rock albums of the last decade, reinventing MOR, bringing back singalong to metal, and a huge measure of IRONY. Do you even know what that is? It usually comes with a SENSE OF HUMOUR. Being called Colin, I would imagine you don't have one of these, otherwise you'd be dead laughing by now.

punkdrummadawgdude (April 1, 2006)

colin, i hav to agree with christina and tyler about this, shove a bullet up ur ass if ur gonna be such an ignorant dumbass that kant even feel the spunk in sumthin as great as MCR

taimur samee 10 yrz old

punkdrummadawgdude (April 1, 2006)

rokkin! MRC rock, i jus got three cheerz for sweet revenge and its wikked, awesome, mind blowing, im mi mind MCR iz even with greenday, the kingz of punk.oh, i got banned from puzzle pirates a few months ago and im serching for mi old frndz, jus 2 say, mi username was samee, drop me a line if ya hav any comments on MCR or u r one of mi old net frndz, see u around, mi bruthaz and sisterz in the wide world of rock

Taimur Samee, 10 yrz old

p.s. mi email iz taimur.samee@gmail.com, dont spam me or mi mom and dad wil kill me

tylerdurden8136 (March 31, 2006)

go kill yourself, colin.

Anonymous (March 30, 2006)

i love my chemical romance.
christina

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

This album is so awsome! I love MCR and Gerard Way.. He put so much into this Cd and he gives 110% on everything he does.. The lyrics in this album are brutially honest and thats what punk rock is all about.. 10 stars is not enough for this album and their first cd was just as good and im pretty sure that their new cd will be just as good.. if you think MCR sucks then something is wrong with you...

love your biggest fan Gerard: Mandy

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

This album is so awsome! I love MCR and Gerard Way.. He put so much into this Cd and he gives 110% on everything he does.. The lyrics in this album are brutially honest and thats what punk rock is all about.. 10 stars is not enough for this album and their first cd was just as good and im pretty sure that their new cd will be just as good.. if you think MCR sucks then something is wrong with you...

love your biggest fan Gerard: Mandy

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

I think that the " Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is an awsome album. They put so much into their songs and so much feeling into their lyrics that i wouls have to rate this cd a 10.. Gerard is a true artist and thats what makes his music like a master peice..

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

Well, all you MCR supporters make a strong point. I mean, who can argue with a 2nd grade command of the English language? It doesn't matter that this band has no talent or originality; if you don't like them, you're a "fagg."

Anonymous (March 22, 2006)

my chem is fucking alsome . i love all of them espically mikey,frank and gerand. and if some on gives them a 1 well there just fucking posers that like fall out boy!!

i love my chem
sara

Anonymous (March 22, 2006)

my chem is fucking alsome . i love all of them espically mikey,frank and gerand. and if some on gives them a 1 well there just fucking posers that like fall out boy!!

i love my chem
sara

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

this band is the best in the whole world

RoK-oN-hev (March 12, 2006)

Dis album rox!! itz da best eva
my fav songs r ghost of u and im not okay

Anonymous (March 1, 2006)

Its da best album eva so adictive n u don't eva gt sick of it i love it!

fae der biggest fan!

xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous (March 1, 2006)

It's a gteat album and really adictive u don't go off it.

LD (February 25, 2006)

dude MCR fuckin rocks, all u haters r faggs

Anonymous (February 18, 2006)

I was reading these comments mcr doesn't suck ! I not a guy butt If, I had a Dick I would tell you to suck it oh yeah one dude i won't stut up......see mcr fuck'en rocks.

Anonymous (February 18, 2006)

If your a My Chem fan then; like rock on untill HELL comes

Anonymous (February 18, 2006)

If you don't like My Chem, then go to HELL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Anonymous (February 17, 2006)

i was depressed when i got this album when gerald worote soem of theae songs he was depressed they are w=awesoem musicans and i'm depressed no more if your sad listen to helena and it's all there what we feel when you not here i love you gerald you got more feeling than any guy i know and your cute and care about people i'm gunna fall for someone like you an i f i don't soeone has taken you cd and i have died joke i know your songs so well they could never leave me

Anonymous (February 17, 2006)

I first saw My Chemical Romnce on C4 playing Helena and i loved it. i then got the album for xmas and i still listen everyday. it's not all like Helena I'm not ok and Goast of you but more punk rock and feelings. My favs are Hang em up high a more metal, goth one which took a few listens to like , then so this is not a fashion statement but a fucking death wish and what can i say i'm hooked with all there songs you can feel what gerald way was feeling and he says stuff in his songs advice, stuff that helps me. I love You guys you wonderful. keep up with the awesome lyrics gerald. xoxo

Anonymous (February 13, 2006)

I am a big fan of My Chemical Romance. Though when I saw a couple of the songs on a yahoo special, I thought it was horrible.

Anonymous (February 10, 2006)

mcr is my love band!! their so flippin awesome! everyone always talks about gerard, c'mon what about mikey??. glasses are sexy. hes really talented too.

Anonymous (February 9, 2006)

it was sooooooo kewl i love gerarld

Anonymous (February 9, 2006)

it was sooooo kewl i

Anonymous (February 6, 2006)

who ever wrote this is gay....MCR is awesome and it doesnt matter about the titles its about the music....

Anonymous (February 6, 2006)

this album rules! i have both and whoever disagees has no taste in music, ive read loads of reviews on this and they all say shit and overproduced, i know its not just me who loves it!

13rittk (February 4, 2006)

MCR is an awsome band, thier songs are catchy Gerards got a good voice for this music. i liked this CD way more than thier first one but they should make longer songs thier all like less than 3 mins. songs u should listen to: Helena, to the end, ghost of u, give'em hell kid, you know what they do...

Anonymous (February 3, 2006)

MyChemicalRomance is what i have to say the best band ever to set foot on this earth. And if you clearly have a problem with them why dont you go fuck yourself sideways while blowing your god dam mother. i really dont have any respect for anyone who has the nerve to come and bring down a band that mabey they dont like but somebody out in the world thinks the entire world of. thats bull shit. mabey im just a up-tight bitch but atleast i dont go around posting stupid ass comments like come ive read on here. peace out

sk8rchic (February 1, 2006)

love the cd and i love the videos to the the music.i really liked the cd once i heard the story behind the cd. sad but that's the way life is.what i don't get is in that war song why were they talking about the girl dying but in the video the guy died that's the only thing i dunno about

Anonymous (January 27, 2006)

Whats wrong with the fucking bastards that logon to a website and leave comments about a band that you clearly hate? If you don't like it then steer clear of them, ok? Besides everything else, mcr RULE so you're wrong anyway.
Get a life.
Peace out.....

Anonymous (January 13, 2006)

Drowning lessons is the best song they have made, its mad. helena is also MAD... helena video is shit but.

can someone tell us wot the album name's message is?..(sweet revenge one)..

i went to greenday concert and MCR opened up, they were F'ING mads, all 40,000 people there (sydney) loved them....They will be great.

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

colin is just a toff who wouldnt know good nusic if it jumped up, slapped him in the face and said "hello im good music"

XYouxNeverxSayxDie (January 6, 2006)

Yeah...well. I love this album....and everyone is entitled to their opinion so I just won't take it any further than that.

thejewvolta (January 2, 2006)

my chemical romance
is quite possibly one of the worst bands to come out this shitty 'I want to die and you dont understand me' scene......EVER
theyre pathetic musicians
they play all their guitars in drop d,which requires no talent
which works out since they have none
and the singer has a god awful voice
theyre is nothing to like about this band
and youre all lesser humans for liking them so much

Anonymous (January 1, 2006)

i love it so much every time i listen to it i feel that if i dont meet the guys in person im going to die literally die i love it sooooooooooooooooo much i hope i can meet the guys someday!

Anonymous (December 29, 2005)

ok maybe i was being a little mean before but honestly....can u tell me u didn't like "Thank You For The Venom" ? or "Cemetery Drive." Don't judge them on stuff like "Helena" or " I'm Not Okay". Thats the mainstream stuff. Get deeper then that. Feel their pain. Get into it, don't just sit there like a loser and be all " Their boreing...." Their not. Any one who is that talented and osm is not boreing, more or less the best band ever is these guys. Creative, honest, fun, hyper, hot. WHAT MORE DO U NEED??????

Anonymous (December 29, 2005)

WHO THE HECK DO U THINK U R!???!?!?!?!? MCR IS THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD FOOL!!!! *rounds up band of MCR fans* AND IF U DONT THINK SO THATS FINE BUT DO NOT DISS THEM! EVER!!!

u need help,

MCR_ROX_MY_SOX

Alee (December 28, 2005)

I really likes this album! The lead singer can sure put his feelings into one hell of a song! Pick up this album! you won't regret it...

Anonymous (December 27, 2005)

first of all all u people who r saying u want to marry gerard r losers who arnt fans. Also all the people who r bagging them out r losers to and u sud be happy mcr r ganing popularity. They play music well and do what they love leave em alone like them or don't thats up 2 u but respect their music and them as performers don't judge them because a certian group of people like em. Be yourself and if thats emo or watever then so be it by the way to the person who wrote the article you have no idea what u r talkin bout u don't understnand mcr their music does have a message and a strong 1 so listen to it again and stop and think about what ur listening to don't just go on about how crap they r..
MCR r awsum

Anonymous (December 27, 2005)

first of all all u people who r saying u want to marry gerard r losers who arnt fans. Also all the people who r bagging them out r losers to and u sud be happy mcr r ganing popularity. They play music well and do what they love leave em alone like them or don't thats up 2 u but respect their music and them as performers don't judge them because a certian group of people like em. Be yourself and if thats emo or watever then so be it by the way to the person who wrote the article you have no idea what u r talkin bout u don't understnand mcr their music does have a message and a strong 1 so listen to it again and stop and think about what ur listening to don't just go on about how crap they r..
MCR r awsum

Anonymous (December 21, 2005)

don't agree at all- strong songs, strong vocals and this band will go stellar

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

hay you the third one under me you are a ass hole this is a great band go whack off in the celler u thik fuck MCR rocks

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

oh my god I love my chemical romance my girl (ashly) got me into it but all i got to say is ceep it up the more songs i hear the more the sex oh yea!

Anonymous (December 15, 2005)

i hate everything because this album, i no longer want to live it hurt me that bad.

Anonymous (December 12, 2005)

So. To the guy that posted under me.

You don't like MCR? Then why would you take the time out of your day to post how much you hate the band on a website where no one really cares what anyone says?

No offence. I'm just saying, man.

warningdevice (December 8, 2005)

STOP!
JUST FUCKIN STOP!
These guys are the biggest pussies to hit the scene since all the other scene bands that suck nowdays. When i heard that Alkaline Trio was touring with them, and Alkaline Trio was OPENING for mcr... I think my first reaction was wanting to blow my brains out. Thank god I saw A3 before that disasterous tour began. Anyway, back to the record... if you own it... TORCH IT! And don't talk to me until you grow some balls.

Anonymous (December 4, 2005)

Hey, this is the same person who wrote the last comment...

I was reading the thread for "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love," and several people said that MCR has 3 albums out, not just two, like I thought. Is this true?

Signed,
Someone You Most Likely Don't Know

Anonymous (November 29, 2005)

Listen... all of you people on here who keep saying that mcr sucks... shut up. Everyone who keeps saying that mcr is the best band ever... shut up. You people don't know what you're talking about. Yes, it's true that the band can't seem to shake the same themes of heartbreak, death, and violence, but "Sweet Revenge" as a whole is an enjoyable, high-energy CD. I have never listened to their first album, but I can still respect the catchy lyrics and melodies that are present on this album. Tracks 1-6, 9, 12, and 13 are usually blasted on my CD player, especially track 4- hilarious ending (*giggle*). Those of you accusing the band of selling out... where would music be without bands actually being seen and heard in the media?. Don't hate a good band because it's gaining success and popularity, or getting too "mainstream," as it has been said so many times. All in all, this is a good album. I just hope the band can shake things up for round 3.

Oh, and all you horny preteens who say you want to fuck Gerard, or whatever... you shut up, especially.

Hey, just saying what I believe...

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

this cd rocks, but the first one is better, especially the drums, i think they switched drummers or something or maybe bryan jus toned down whe they went main stream, anyway my chemical romance is awsome

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

Well here's what i thought, when i first burned myself a copy of this CD i luved it. i though damn what a great band. B/c i immediately luved the songs especially Cemetary Street or however u spell it. well anyways so i thought WTF why not go and see them live. So i decided buy tickets to warped tour. i went to warped tour and i thought i'm so lucky. well it turns out they were ridiculous. i mean what was up w/high five time. i laughed my ass off at that. but fuck the good thing about going to see them was the fact that i went crowd surfing and some hot asian fell on me. anyways seeing them lowered the score. and by the way they look really fucked up. i mean they dress like Michael Jackson. they need to start workin on performin better and less worrying about their clothes.

WEll this was TACO for u bitches now buy the album but don't go to their concerts. The more pop. they're getting the more they suck.

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

absoloutley.....ave i spelt dat rite
BRILLIANT its inspired me 2 make my own music

Anonymous (November 26, 2005)

This album is just as disposable as all of the other emo/screamo bands hopping on the bandwagon. What are they doing on punknews.org? They're not a "punk" band by any stretch. Listen to the lyrics. There are NO songs about individuality and NO songs against the establishment. And just to let you know now, I have the album. I've heard all of the songs. If you want to argue, make a VALID point. You're not proving anything by saying, "lYkE oMgZZ!!!1 mcR is sOoOoO aWesUm!!!11 iF u dnt lYkE deM u suX!!!!" Everyone has their opinions, but they'll probably grow out of this album in a couple of years. This is by no means a "melodic" album, but rather Gerard wailing blatantly out of key about disposable-but-marketable topics. If you're on punknews.org, you might as well listen to some PUNK music, like The Clash or Bad Religion or Dead Kennedys, but most of you probably haven't heard of any of those guys. Sigh....what a mess the music scene has become....

Anonymous (November 23, 2005)

Sur e sexy as he seems this boy clearly got problems, his wife is woprse than him. Sure gerrald is full of talent but he really talks to much about killing his mother in law is she really that evil, his wife is a doll

s_i_e_r_r_a (November 22, 2005)

i love 3 cheers for sweet revenge...it sooo rox....i listen to it everyday...i love it...its the best cd ever made...i love mcr they r the best band ever known

Anonymous (November 18, 2005)

hey every1,i think dat mcr is da bestest band eva!!!Gerard,bob,frankie,ray n mickey u guys r da biggest champs eva,n gerard n frankie r so hott.Me n my mate stef r guna marry u gerard way.YeWw.ur albal is da bestest so farr.keep on rockin.luv ya XoXo

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

best band out there!
so sux a dick and get a life

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

THEY R THE BEST EVER
album is great

Anonymous (November 12, 2005)

I luv my husband gerard way,he is so fuckin sexy!!!!

Anonymous (November 12, 2005)

omg i luv mcr!!!

"from the razor to the rosary"

Anonymous (November 12, 2005)

my chemical romance is one of the best bands out there at the moment in my personal opinion and whatever that reviewer said about three cheers for sweet revenge was a load of shit i fuckin loved it!

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

they suck and anyone that says other wise are very stupid ppl and u suck

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

i belive this is the album that killed mcr and is to blame for what is happening to them....i love them of course and did way before all this trl shit but so do stupid little airheads who think they are sooo hardcore and like fuckin posers like simple plan and all that sad shit. idiots. dont bring mcr down. and gerard doesnt want to marry you fuckin dumbasses...you all kill the band to....poor things...they must feel like shit knowing that stupid people are worshiping them...i bet you morons dont even know theres a first cd...no you dont

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

MCR is one of the best bands there is! They have so many different kinds of music. Their music is never about just one thing. Their creativity is what makes this album unforgetable and raw! Plus, the band members are hot. :)

Raw? Aha. Haha.

Otter (November 3, 2005)

These guys have the worst stage presence ever. How many times can you tell everyone to raise there middle finger? Strung out was playing and there were people in the pit but when MCR started playing the it filled up like crazy. They were all young emo make up mother fuckers who know nothing about the scene. I hate that kinda shit.

Anonymous (October 31, 2005)

Hmm...Very catchy, but at the same time pretty repetive. I, in fact like the creative, humurous titles for the songs-but wished the the songs in themselves would get off the sappy dieing romance topic. As an 11 year old, I can't quite comprehend why people would either dislike a band because it's popular, or having a main goal in life to have sex with the band memebers...but that's just me.

mcr_n_gd_rock (October 30, 2005)

This cd rocks. I have a really short attention span, and usually get bored of albums really easily, but this 1 i listen to all the time, and i mean all the time.
They have it all, and i can't wait for the next one.

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

Gerard is a HOTT SEXY BEAST
HELL YES!

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

i listen to the same cd every day and NEVER get tired of it even though i easily get tired of others cds

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

mcr kicks ass =D

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

the cd is the best

Anonymous (October 24, 2005)

MCR is one of the best bands there is! They have so many different kinds of music. Their music is never about just one thing. Their creativity is what makes this album unforgetable and raw! Plus, the band members are hot. :)

Anonymous (October 23, 2005)

MCR rules my world. i kick out the mcr jams every day after school

etwiels88 (October 21, 2005)

Posted by Anonymous on 2005-09-13 00:02:42

i love you guys especially the singer of the band i wanna marry you and have sex with you 3 times a day

Oo, your mother would probably be upset if she saw you posting this type of stuff online, little girl

Anonymous (October 20, 2005)

This is a pretty OK cd. My two fave songs are "Ghost of You", and "Helena", the band is awesome and I love them!

Anonymous (October 20, 2005)

MCR is f@#*ing awsome! All those losers out there that don't think so can just die! I admit, this album would be better without some of the songs, but even with the songs that suck, its still a kick ass album!

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

the only reason you degenerates are hating on mcr is because they made it. if they were some obscure, garbage band who nobody's ever heard of and had the same songs and lyrics, you mops would be jockin thier sh*t and calling them one of the underappreciated talented bands. its not thier fault they're on mtv. i watched them 2 years ago at a hole in the wall dump in tallahassee, fl in front of 25 people. they were bad*ss then and they are now. you "hate anything mainstream no matter how good it is" hypocrits are pathetic. quick, there's a half off sale at hot topic on some trendy black nail polish.

fritobandito (October 17, 2005)

All the reviews on this entire site suck ass and you can all go fuck yourselves because you have no idea what music even is.

I spy with my little eye an MCR fan.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

All the reviews on this entire site suck ass and you can all go fuck yourselves because you have no idea what music even is.

skullkid (September 24, 2005)

My chemical romance rocks!!!

love,
skull kid

Angel-Jin (September 23, 2005)

Okay. Here we go.

I liked My Chemical Romance. I thought there music was good, the sound wasn't oh so emo, and it was just...well, really good. It was alt. at it's best....during that time.

But then they hit TRL and people began to watch...lots of people. I hate when this happens to good bands.

Now we are forever doomed to see 13-15 year old males and females alike dress in all black wearing red ties and/or bullet-proof vests. You're not 50 Cent, no one's going to shoot you or Gerard whatever-his-last-name-is.

Last night MCR played a sold out concert here in St. Louis, and may I say that it was god awful. MCR is the boyband of this time frame. Instead of ditzy pop/prep girls, you've got ditzy pop punk/"goth"/whatever they call themselves girls that want to marry the lead singer and love him forever and screaming as loud as possible trying to fight their way through a half-assed mosh pit. Did I mention that there were parents at this concert telling lots of the children not to move around so much so they could keep an eye on their kids? Yea fucking right.

N.O.

Okay, so the first thing we noticed was the obvious: Reggie and the Full Effect and Alkaline Trio were way better. Simply because people don't know them as well, and because the mob of the newly formed 14 year old teeny bopper punk girls didn't stampede the floor yet.

The second thing we noticed was the alarming amount of parents....ON the floor with their children. That spells out all kinds of trouble.

Third: The crowd surfing, or lack thereof. Three people including one of my friends at the show with me tried to do it, all of which got pulled down. My friend was only one of three to be ejected from the venue. Wow.

In short, the concert was god awful. And to sum up, Punk/Rock/Alt/Emo/Screamo/Metal.....it's all the new pop. Sure, it's not on MTV yet, but it's gotten to the point where it's not enjoyable anymore in almost all aspects. It's been flooded by bi-sexual 14 year old girls who are looking for a hhigh school identity, and it sucks. big time.

Anonymous (September 13, 2005)

i love you guys especially the singer of the band i wanna marry you and have sex with you 3 times a day

Anonymous (September 7, 2005)

umm this album sucks, the first one was way better with geoff producing it and shit.

Anonymous (September 4, 2005)

This reviewer should read into things before jumping to conclusions. "Helena" is not full of high-school heartbreak lyrics when they were written about Gerard and Mikey's grandmother. Also, to ramble on about his opinion of lame songs titles doesn't quite make for a respectable review. This is definetly an original album that is in no way "shallow" and does well with keeping up with the concept story of the disc.

Anonymous (September 4, 2005)

This reviewer should read into things before jumping to conclusions. "Helena" is not full of high-school heartbreak lyrics when they were written about Gerard and Mikey's grandmother. Also, to ramble on about his opinion of lame songs titles doesn't quite make for a respectable review. This is definetly an original album that is in no way "shallow" and does well with keeping up with the concept story of the disc.

arturoroxmysox (August 28, 2005)

LOL, i went to warped this year, and they didnt even know where they were...it was like the kept on saying it was NJ...i was like "you gotta be kidding me.."

oh man, you people gotta get over your mainstream selves and discover bands that actually have some talent.

Anonymous (August 20, 2005)

They are awesome.

I think people have to fu**ing get over themselves... seriously.

Anonymous (August 18, 2005)

wow u ppl r fuking ridiculious this album is awesum!i cant stop listening to it!! o and they ROCKED warped....u idiots prolly didnt even see em so dont act like u know what ur taking about!!!!
"IM NOT MUCH A POET BUT A CRIMINAL...."

arturoroxmysox (August 18, 2005)

haha, clearly if you listen to MCR, you are the moron...rofl...

rofl..MCR=life changing??

rofl.

Anonymous (August 18, 2005)

Okay, first of all, you obviously are a complete moron who has no understanding of good music. And second, you should keep your mouth shut when you you clearly have no clue what you're talking about.

p.s.,
MCR will take over the world and will destroy you. You suck :p.

arturoroxmysox (August 14, 2005)

liek...wait...i thought you had to be good to make it on warped tour..

...guess not.

Anonymous (August 11, 2005)

Wow. What can I say? I love this album. I listen to it every day, about three times a day in its entirety. I had never heard of MCR until the beginning of July 2005. Then, I saw the music video Helena, and I got hooked. I bought their sophomore album first, and then, when I had heard from a lot of people that the first album was better, I went out and bought that one too.

Trust me. This album is MUCH better than their first. In the first one, all of the songs sound the same, except for the song 'Vampires Will Never Hurt You,' which is the best and only good song on the disk. Also, Gerard can hardly sing on there. He's really progressed. The second album has much more variety, it still has it's dark aura from the first album, and it's more catchy. So what if it's on tv and they're getting popular? If you were a true fan, you would SUPPORT them for getting where they are, not piss and moan because they're getting too 'mainstream' or whatever the hell you call it.

As I've said before, MCR has really progressed and matured. Two thumbs up.

Passion_of_Destruction (August 8, 2005)

my chemical romance produce music that i just dont get tired of. i always want to listen to them. there's nothing better.

Anonymous (August 7, 2005)

I would like to state for the record that I am a 22-year old male. I listen mostly to Devo and NOFX and their respective soundalikes, and for some reason I really enjoy this album. Does that really make me the only non-15 year old who likes them? Come on, there MUST be others. Get over yourselves.

They are not the GREATEST BAND EVER LIKE OMGZ but they're talented enough and that "Hang 'em High" song is pretty awesome. So there.

("The Ghost of You" is clearly the least interesting song on there.)

Anonymous (August 7, 2005)

whoever thinks MY CHEMICAL ROMACNE is bad..u need to go see a fucking doctor or something..ur all so fucking retarted..i mean gosh..

Passion_of_Destruction (August 5, 2005)

i love the whole album and i think the videos are great too. i love the first record too and everyone has a different opinion so i'll just say mine. they're one of the greatest bands i've heard and they're visually interesting too by how much the move around. they're just another band doing what they want to do and they've influenced me greatly. they help me concentrate, which helps me write. i thank them for that, and the chance i hope Frank Iero will give me when i finish my book.

Anonymous (July 30, 2005)

Lyk OMG, te revyooer uv dis cd neds 2 git a reealtee chek.
oooooooooooo luk at dat crazy insult, i bet theyer mad nw LOLZ.
Honestly, nobody can have an opinion about bands without being insulted. Personally, I don't like the band, but for those of you who do, that's cool too. I've only listened to a few of their songs, didn't like what I heard, and just stopped listening. So, peace out. Have a nice day. Toodles.
Sincerely,
Bob D. Jamaica

Anonymous (July 25, 2005)

When i heard of these guys back with their first album i loved it. My friends and I really dug their take on melodic yet still raw music. So we were stoked that they were coming out with a new album, so when a friend got it like the day it came out we all went to have a listen, the first song was very good. after that it just seems like a mere shadow of the once good band. Then we stumbled upon "I'm Not Okay" I was literally cringing at this piece of pop-punk shit. After hearing this and alot of very repeatitive drums we took the CD and tossed it. Everyone save yourself the trouble and just pick up the first CD, alot better than this.

Anonymous (July 24, 2005)

"MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE IS THE BESTEST BAND EVER"

This band is as terrible as your grammatical skills

boogerland (July 21, 2005)

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE IS THE BESTEST BAND EVER. This band changed my life. They changed the kind of music i listen to. Their music is so awesome. Always full with energy. They have a different quality that other bands don't have. To me they are so inspirational. So for all u hatin' on my chemical romance. SHUT THE FUCK UP.
THEY ARE THE GREATEST BAND EVER. i'd like to see you do better. Later Rock on Peace out

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

this band is one of the best anyone could ever possibly hear! their lead singer has one of the most amazing voices, and the rest of the group is just all around awesome! if you would just listen and not be so critical you could h ear that for yourself

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

"My Chemical Romance is the best band that I have come across."

So we can all assume that you are completely isolated, stranded in the middle of Australia, with only your cd-walkman and MCR CDs Ignorance is bliss, right?

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

You all who are bashing about My Chemical Romance need to shut up! My Chemical Romance is the best band that I have come across. Yeah, I agree some people are overly-obsessing about how awesome they are but I respect that those people express their feelings. Same to y'all who are bashing MCR. I respect that you aren't afraid to say what you want and it isn't like any of us commenting here know who each other are anyway!

My opinion on MCR is that they are awesome. There is no need to say anything more. No kissing up to them, no over obsession, just someone briefly commenting.

Say all you want, yell all you want, compliment and love MCR all you want, hate and insult MCR all you want, I don't care. Thoughts don't always have to be kept safe inside your head.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

My Chemical Romance is one of the best bands currently in my opinion. I'm a 14 year old guy and anyone stats otherwise..to hell with you..anyway, just though I'd write my opinion, thanks.

crazytoledo (July 1, 2005)

hey you guys are fucking retards My Chemical Romance is the best fucking band fuck all you hey_salior is a fucking pussy like alkaline trio

your the worst thing to the music scene since my chemical romance

dark_kid12 (July 1, 2005)

hey you guys are fucking retards My Chemical Romance is the best fucking band fuck all you hey_salior is a fucking pussy like alkaline trio

md40_07 (July 1, 2005)

my shit was with Colin being off and it had nothing to do with you

crazytoledo (June 30, 2005)

I didnt start shit, I was stating my opinion on Colin being off.

Starting shit is like "you r a faggot'

aight?

md40_07 (June 30, 2005)

hey u started this shit with me by "quoting" me on MY opinions ok? so i'm sorry for all that shit. and I'm not a 13 year old girl either, i'm actually 16 too, just turned it a couple days ago and I happen to like MCR so shoot me

crazytoledo (June 29, 2005)

Big word for a 12 year old girl, you forgot the italic or bold tag to show it was a quote.

As for living with my parents, Im 16, what do the fuck do you expect? And I way around half of 300, but since you prob. cant do math, 160ish, maybe 170 tops, which runs over half a lil.

Anyways the thing is, I like some emo, screamo, post hardcpre, etc. and what I didn't like I tried to explain why, but people like you dont care if its a valid point, if you dont agree you flame us, so people like me get bored with spending the time and shortened it to "this sucks," and shockingly (sarcasm) we get the same responses.

"Helena" is a good song but nothing else is. Their singer is the mixs of what would happend if Michael jackson and AFIs singer had a baby that was neglected and wanted to gain attention so he dressed in all black, looked like a girl, etc.

Dont flame people because of a difference in opinion unless they go out and flame you.

md40_07 (June 29, 2005)

Colin was off, this album should have gottten a 1. Drop "Helena" and this is a complete shit cake used for a coaster.

hey look i can copy and paste what u say to douchebag, at least i put my opinions on the internet instead of just going around bashing other peoples, i bet u live at home with your mom and are a middle aged 300 pound guy who has never been laid. Get of the site faggot

Anonymous (June 29, 2005)

To quote Finch (another band that sucks ass, but this is a good quote)

About MCR: "Everyone just needs to stop kissing their asses".

crazytoledo (June 28, 2005)

Hey Colin your way off, but ohh well. MCR is one of the best modern day bands, they are the best blend of punk, emo, and the littlest bit of screamo. I LOVE THESE GUYS!!! I can't wait to see the new video for "The Ghost Of You!!!" its commin out soon. 5 stars

Colin was off, this album should have gottten a 1. Drop "Helena" and this is a complete shit cake used for a coaster.

md40_07 (June 26, 2005)

Hey Colin your way off, but ohh well. MCR is one of the best modern day bands, they are the best blend of punk, emo, and the littlest bit of screamo. I LOVE THESE GUYS!!! I can't wait to see the new video for "The Ghost Of You!!!" its commin out soon. 5 stars

Anonymous (June 26, 2005)

comment underneath waz mine btw lol. Haze xxx

Anonymous (June 26, 2005)

Personally i think MCR rule but i have 2 admit i didnt like them at first. my m8 sent me 'Our Lady Of Sorrows' and i really didnt like it. But now like my music sence has totally changed 4m wat, rnb to rock n punk. If this dude didnt like the album dont slag him off its like u writin a review on Destinys Child and sayin this is a load ov shit then u wudnt think about other ppl who actually like them. At least he gave them a chance and said some good things? Its not as if we all like the same style ov music rite? i have 2 disagree with the comment on 'I'm not ok (i promise)' tho coz thats like an effing awesome song. Oh well its ur thought.

Anonymous (June 24, 2005)

MCR fuckin' rocks! seriously. this dude is obviously outta his fuckin' mind but oh well. and for my other note Gerard Way is soooooo hot!!!! gotta love the eye make up. FUCK ME GERARD!!! :P

Anonymous (June 24, 2005)

I've just read the review and who ever wrote it is full of SHIT! All of it seems to be coming from an IDIOT who doesn't understand much of anything, the point to the songs, or the catchy and intoxicating music. Here is my story. I had heard of MCR before I never really gave them much thought. Then one morning I was watching MTV2 and Helena came on and I saw Gerard Way and I thought I had died and gone to heaven(or hell :P) because he was just so hot to me. This made me listen to the song closely. That same night I went out and bought the album and I have been hooked on listening to it ever since. That was back at the start of April. For the most part the songs are all different in beats and what they are trying to say. I love Helena, but my personal favorite is the last song "I Never Told You What I Do For A Living." It really brought out my true self and has changed me all together. I love having this dark out look on things. Black is definitely my new color and MCR pictures is the next thing to cover my bedroom walls and dominate my Pictures file on my computer. MCR is great. It all just depends on your taste in music. But if you aren't going to give them a fair chance and don't even like their music to begin with, THEN DON'T REVIEW THE ALBUM YOU STUPID DUMB ASS FUCK! *flips off the person who did the review* ...... *smiles sweetly*

Anonymous (June 24, 2005)

You can't compair "I brought you my bullets you brought me your love" to this because it just kik's ass soo much this 2nd album is nothing in comparison but its still a great album even though its too mainstream whereas the 1st one was raw and powerful with emotion and darker lyrics. "Headfirst for Halos" in my opinion is one of their best songs to date whereas stuff like Im not okay and Helena tend to let them down. MCR r still pretty immense but i think they've got way too mainstream and their newer songs tend to be more commercial they really should revert back to the origional winning formula. xXx

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

Not as good as "I brought u my bullets, you brought me your love" but still good!! Turning too mainstream and getting all those lil fucking anooying brats around!!! They only know MCR because of i'm not okay(i promise) which is not anything great from them but i guess that happens when u start to go mainstream!!!I must say though Vampires Will Never Hurt You is a sick ass song!! MCR rules but they have to go back to their old style

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

I would really appreciate it if poeple would not use age for saying how mature people are. I'm 13. I love MCR, and I respect the colin guy's oppinion. Just because I'm younger then a lot of you does not mean that i cant get what is supposed to be gotten from MCR. And also, just because people haven't liked MRC from the beginning dosen't mean that they aren't real fans. I've liked MCR fro about 4 months. But since them I've gotten so much out of their music. And oh, you're really gonna kill me for this one. I like Good Charlotte. So get over it! None of this has anything to do with how you can comprehend MRC's music. I just find it offensive when people say things like, "You only like them because everyone else is liking them now. Get your 13 year old ass back on the top 40 with the other shit you like." some of you older fans are much more judgemental then the newer ones. And the younger fans have to put up with a lot more shit for admitiing that we like MCR than you. So back off would you?

-cara o.

Used27Romance (June 21, 2005)

Christ...most of you people are a disgrace to MCR fans... It's people like you that make the rest of us look like complete blithering idiots. So he didn't like the album? Big deal. Lots of people don't- get over it.

Now as for the actual review, I have to disagree. I happen to be a big fan of MCR. I practically live off of their CD, "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me You're Love" and "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge" wasn't bad either. I actually saw them recently in concert with Green Day, and I'll be seeing them again in July for Warped Tour. ^^

Anonymous (June 17, 2005)

Ok, I love MCR. They're kickass. But for all you whining brats out there. Grow up. Seriously. So some people dont like them. big deal. thast their oppinion. so get over it and stop bitchin'. I dont agree with those people, but i'm also not gonna write a huge statement saying how stupid that guy who wrote the artical is. I hate slipknot, but so what. Seriosly all you little 13 year olds can go let your frustration out by getting stoned, or whatever, because obviously you got some problems. Anyway, MCR is kickass. They're fuckin' awsome and most people think so. So all those people writing stupid comments about people who dont like MCR. Get off your computer. Go outside. and do whatever. just stop bitchin! Fags!

***********Lauren********************

Anonymous (June 17, 2005)

Ok, I love MCR. They're kickass. But for all you whining brats out there. Grow up. Seriously. So some people dont like them. big deal. thast their oppinion. so get over it and stop bitchin'. I dont agree with those people, but i'm also not gonna write a huge statement saying how stupid that guy who wrote the artical is. I hate slipknot, but so what. Seriosly all you little 13 year olds can go let your frustration out by getting stoned, or whatever, because obviously you got some problems. Anyway, MCR is kickass. They're fuckin' awsome and most people think so. So all those people writing stupid comments about people who dont like MCR. Get off your computer. Go outside. and do whatever. just stop bitchin! Fags!

Anonymous (June 15, 2005)

This is the Best Album I have listen to. Its one of those you need in life.

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

Argh dont u lot realise that your comments really make mcr fans look stupid immature and fuckin retarded. Think before u type, write something at least semi worth readin and go express ure teenage angst somewhere else.

Anonymous (June 12, 2005)

O. K....... What the fuck is up wit this dude that thinks there o. K he must be on some of that weed or on somethin. Anyone who thinks this band rocks well yall rock but whoever doesnt.... Well yall are on crack. This is the best fuckin band ever. Ohh and i also think frank iero is sexy,beautifull,charming and sexy well i need to let yall go bye

sincirly
maria

Anonymous (June 12, 2005)

my chemical romance ROCKS! especialy frank iero he is so sexy but any one who doesnt think hes sexy must be on crack! but anyways my chemical romance should have a rating of 100 or more. whoever doesnt like em must be on somethin......well i gots to go

bye
p.s FRANK IERO IS SEXY

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

I'm a new fan of MCR myself, but seriously, whoever wrote this fucking review needs to shut their mouths.. If ya can't stand the kickass music, stay outta the record store because unlke yourself, some of us like music that shows the truth..So my comment is for you to keep your "comment" to yourself.. Thank you!! MCR ROCKS!!

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

Most of you lot sound like a bunch of teenyboppers, he didn't like the album much so what? You don't have to agree with him or insult him what's the fucking point...

Anonymous (June 9, 2005)

you suck!!!

Anonymous (June 9, 2005)

Mcr rules. Go die. NOW.

Love,
Maggie
p.S And just for the record vampires rule. Ha.

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

this deserves four stars!!! whats wrong woth you?!?

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

So yeah Mcr are pretty great i've seen them live twice and i'm off to see them again in November, in fact fuck that i pretty much love them but this album in comparison to the first one really doesn't do it for me.

Their original stuff is more raw and in my opinion better. Although this is a great album its just too commercial and i feel like they have become too mainstream, the move to warner bro is kinda coming back to bite them in the ass, well it would be if they care a great deal about the opinions of their older fans which most probably they dont when this new stuff is bringin the cash in and helpin them sell out gigs and support greenday and that.

The point is all the so called emo bands take finch for example are denying their emo roots all because of bands like mcr well thats pretty much what they say in their kerrang interview. The thing is they have valid points.

Mcr's new music and image is just too commercial due to their newly acclaimed mainstream status. If they Brought back songs like 'Headfirst for Halos' and 'Skylines and turnstiles' and ditched some of the act and i'd love them for it. xXx

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

My Chemical Romance is a great band! This review sucks. who ever wrote should take a reality check. soon.
I'm going o see mcr in november! WOOOOOOO!
=D

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

My Chemical Romance is a great band! This review sucks. who ever wrote should take a reality check. soon.
I'm going o see mcr in november! WOOOOOOO!
=D

Anonymous (June 6, 2005)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (June 6, 2005)

Just if you know the one below is mine and you guys rock! I'm sorry I wrote again I just can't help it i want to scream. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (June 6, 2005)

They are so COOL! As soon as I heard them in the commercials(I don't know if i spelled that wright, but that's not important.)Anyway, they are the best Alternative band that I ever heard and I totally disagree with the people that wrote all kinds of crap saying their okay. They are GREAT!!! and if you read this "MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE", AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! by the way my nicknameis Lety

Anonymous (May 30, 2005)

I personally think that My Chemical Romance is an awesome fucking band. The lead singer has a great singing voice and most of their songs have a great beat. In fact, I'm a fan of pretty much every single one of their songs, mabye not 'I'm Not Okay (I Promise)' though...But yeah, My Chemical Romance is one of my favorite bands and it always will be. I think Gerald Way is fucking AMAZING ..

Anonymous (May 30, 2005)

i luv da albuM!!! i tink it kix azz!! n hu eva doeznt like it iz stupid.. n dun call da band memberz namez cuz dey rock azz den u [not 2 mcr fanz] ppl tink their crap cuz dey play soo well dat da ppl dat h8 dem juz can stand dat thier soo effin good... well u kno wt?? DEY R DAMN GOOD!!

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

suck

Anonymous (May 17, 2005)

i think it rox but it could of been better!!!

Anonymous (May 12, 2005)

the guy who did this review definitely has crap for brains, just because their music is getting kinda popular dosent mean you cant like them. if you only like music because its not on the radio or something, you are a big ugly DICK. this album is one of the best of '04

Anonymous (May 6, 2005)

I dont really give it five stars, however for all you bloggers out there: O man chill out. Everyone has an opinion, and each opinion CAN and MAY be different. This band is cool, catchy and very IN. If you listened to them and this band isn't for you. OK. But that doesn't neccesarily negate the fact that they DID make it big. They're music IS on the radio, and IS on tv and etc. Shit, we ARE talking about it aren't we? That says enough about their talent or random success or whichever it is that got them here.
OVERALL: like the music, like his art, but his eyeliner scares me

Anonymous (May 3, 2005)

The cover was drawn bye gerard the main singer dick head!!!!!!! its awsome!!!!

Anonymous (May 3, 2005)

who ever rated this cd is a dumb ass. My Chemical Romance is very VERY musicaly gifted. Oh yea what the hell do u mean that there music isnt meaningfull!!!!! because it isnt about politecs or whatever u said. Screw POLITECS!!! There music is meaningful in its own way!!for all u that hasnt bought there cd and has just heard helena and im not okay and posted here and said negative. SCREW OFF!!!! You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison is awsome!!! the way it opens with a classical sound is bad ass!!

Anonymous (May 1, 2005)

well i like my chemical romance, them, their tunes, and everything else about them.. in concert theyre pretty good too.. well i think, oh well though, everyone has a right to their own opinion.
x3

im-dead (April 29, 2005)

...that annonymous post below me....whoah, youre not doing justice for your favourite band, just making even more people think MCR fans are stupid teens, thanks alot...

Anonymous (April 27, 2005)

MCR kick ass!!! Theyr da best band in da wurld. hoo eva rote da review is retarded and has shit 4 brains!!!! No 1 has mentiond In The End or I Never Told You What I Do For A Living dey r da best songs on da album!!!!!! Da songs dont sound da sam and dey r gr8. U no nuffin!!!! Gerrad an Frank r as FIT as HELL!!!!!! Get a life and listen 2 sum desent music!!!! Dey av also inspird lodes of peeps 2 start bands wich shows how gud dey r!! If u dont lik dem u need 2 take a serious look @ urself coz ur a complete looooosa!!!!!!!!!
MCR RULE ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (April 23, 2005)

MCR its greaatt!!
i love them and theyr music, i hope they com to mexico as soon as posible, but i hope i could go to the warped tour 05 in texas =D

lauz (April 18, 2005)

i dnt wanna sound like a person who doesnt appreciate guitar riffs (etc) but i am. maybe cuz i dnt play. but i can vouch for how well gerard can sing and scream and whisper out of tune (and i mean that in a good way). i love his looks too and not just how lovely he is! his suits, black and red, and the way he literally paints his face with make up. his attitude to everyone who dares to defy him and the way he exerts 'fuck off' rays. also, his hair. since when are people supposed to look so sexy with messed up black hair? he even inspired me to dye mine! but most of all is the way, although some of MCR's songs sound kinda the same, they rock. and i have a sly feeling thyre gonna be arounbd for quite a wile cuz people are into the 'fuck rules and regulations' punk!
xXx

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

I love MCR. More than most people would know. I usually don't go for this kind of music. But this album was jaw-dropping. Saying it's terrible should be a sin. I don't think you listened close enough to Frank and Ray's awesome guitar skills, Mikey's base lines, Bob's amazing drum solo's, and Gerard's catchy, send a chill up your spine, voice. You can't hate them.
It's impossible.
I'm glad I don't know who you are.
And "It's not a fashion Statement, It's a fucking Deathwish" Is a great song. The music is what get's noticed. Unless you know someone who rates song titles.
They should shoot themselves.
I'm not okay (trust me) is what got them even more famous. So... i really don't know what you're talking about...
Goodnight.

DouglasTheFishie (April 15, 2005)

A way above average album that is hardly spectacular. Not a patch on their previous release, which if you haven't bought (and you eat up this punk/pop/emo/screamo stuff like i do) you really really should. This is good good listening

MYbandishardcore (April 13, 2005)

the reviewer is retarded...Amazing album

Anonymous (April 3, 2005)

MCR iz hot and frank is so sexy!THE ALBUM IS SICK!!!!thas good by the way

Anonymous (March 30, 2005)

You shouldn't review bands you already don't like because you obviouslly have the predisposition to dislike the album. This is album was one of the best i have ever heard, I could listen to it over and over. It is a concept album as i think some one said which is why the songs kind of link together, but i think they each have their own unique sound. The lyrics are well written and deep, and yes the choruses are a little catchy but MCR writes songs that are supposed to be preformed live so they make the choruses in a way to which they r benificial to live shows. I think they are on their way to major success, so what if they haven't worked out all the kinks yet. They still ROCK!

Anonymous (March 28, 2005)

I like a lot this album and dude if you read the lyrics first and then listen to the album you could see that they are really good, the band has amazing energy and really makes a great performance but anyway i kind of agree with the sing-along part but it is good anyway so i dont know what the hell are you thinking when you give such a bad critic to this album the drums are really great, and i think that a band is always evolving so if you are making judgements over this album thinking about the other you are obviously not giving a good critic because they are TOTALLY different, as you said Gerard has major vocal training, so i dont think you are writting about Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, you dont make a clear critic you just writte about everything but you dont give a solid opinion about the latest work of this band. MCR rox dude.

im-dead (March 18, 2005)

I hate to say this (yeah, like a have a good rep) but this may be one of
the best of '04, and i thought they were ok live

Anonymous (March 17, 2005)

When you start a review by this sentence : "I'll start by saying I was never a real fan of this band." I think you totally suck and are a close mind. This album is awesome!!!!

Anonymous (March 14, 2005)

This album is amazing. It has great energy and great songs. Each song is different from the last. MCR is different from each band out there right now. I reciently attended the TASTE OF CHAOS concert and it was so incredible. They have amazing stage energy.

Anonymous (March 13, 2005)

this band isn't punk. why is it on here?

Anonymous (March 12, 2005)

PS: Helena is an amazing song, and probably the one song I listen to the most on this album.

Anonymous (March 12, 2005)

It's not the be-all-end-all album that some people would have it, and it's not total crap either. What we have here is a band coming into their own thing. MCR has great potential, and if they continue on with their musical growth, they can be even bigger. Stay away if you have a closed mind about music and think you can only ever listen to rap/metal/insert any other genre here.

Anonymous (March 11, 2005)

Just thought you might like to know that this is a concept album... accounting for the 'same' song structures and recurring topics. However, I agree that the first couple songs are the best.

Anonymous (March 11, 2005)

Just thought you might like to know that this is a concept album... accounting for the 'same' song structures and recurring topics. However, I agree that the first couple songs are the best.

Anonymous (March 8, 2005)

I was at taste of choas and these guy's put on one hell of a set. The lead singer was able to insult the crowd and still have them eating out of his hand the entire time. If that doesnt prove they are doing something right I dont know what does? But all in all I thought this was a spectacular album that grabs me and pulls me in everytime I listen to it. But then again to each's own I guess...

Anonymous (March 7, 2005)

i love this cD i totaly love it its so totaly cool and if i could i would marry it and like basicaly its so tolaly cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! E-mail me @ refun209@yahoo.com

Anonymous (March 5, 2005)

Better than the first I think

Anonymous (February 26, 2005)

i love this album! Its awesome

Anonymous (February 23, 2005)

I disagree with this lousy review. I did not find the songs to drag on, or have poorly written lyrics.
You have to be pretty stubborn to believe they have no talent. These songs are amazing, and their new album is a must have!

tylerdurden8136 (February 22, 2005)

this is the best album ive ever heard. period. i've had it since it first came out (wat like nine months ago?) and i still listen to it constantly...go get it...NOW!!!

Anonymous (February 12, 2005)

You all need to go to the taste of chaos tour!

Anonymous (February 4, 2005)

This band rocks, the lyrics arn't majorly importand as I think Im not okay is one of the best songs on the whole album.... well I love them all n the lyrics are cool anyways... im not making much sense. make up your own mind on the album but I think its one of the best albums ever! The writer to the review thing shouldn't be telling you not to buy it when everyones opinion is different

Anonymous (January 29, 2005)

what?!

haggard1one (January 28, 2005)

bad review, man.. you can tell that whoever wrote this review is a moran. but like him im not a huge MCR fan. i love there first album, but this one is ok. but how is what they talk about shalow, its a concept album. it tells a story from start to end, for the people who didnt know. kinda like Greendays American Idiot. but its cool.

Anonymous (January 18, 2005)

this is truly one of the best cds that i have boughten recently...i really like my chemical romance if i had a fourth favourite band it would be them....frank iero(guitar) is hot and i love gerard way(vocals)....i love the way he sings........i love this band..

Anonymous (January 5, 2005)

for the people that say this band fuckin sucks..grow the fuck up get a life if u think they suck..get a record deal put out a record and we will see how good you are.

i think this cd is pretty good..the best song is you know what they do... its cool how bert sings in it too.

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

Fuck this review, get this CD and make your own decision, its one of the best releases this year

insipidaspersions (December 8, 2004)

I liked this album, although some of the songs sound the same.Not groundbreaking or anything, but It's fun to dance to.

Anonymous (December 7, 2004)

the album is awesome. they are great live.

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

great cd, really not many bands out there that have the patented MCR sound.

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

a few times in your lifetime you stumble by accident on something that changes your life, the exact case with this album. buy it, yesterday!

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

Three cheers for sweet revenge is a really good cd, so iunno wat u r talking bout maybe u dont no wat the lyrics are about.. cuz i luv it

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

great band, even better cd

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

great band, even better cd

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

...overproduced?? i wouldn't say that for this album... something well produced is not necesarily overproduced... i would say that the last rise against is "overproduced" cos' it sounds so perfect that every emotion was erased during the "studio voice coaching process" that major label seem to find obligatory, but it's definetely NOT the case with this record... the singer isn't cold and robotic as in rise against... It's really a very radio core and poppy record but thanx god that some pop acts achieve this kind of record instead of jackass bubble gum blink 182 & sum 41 shit. Pretty good.

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

whoah......uncool review. this album is seriously the best thing to have hit the shelves this summer.

Anonymous (October 16, 2004)

Holly shit! a 10 is not enought for this album!!!! If you think that the lyrics are bad is just that you dont fucking understand wath they wrote about...
Try to find out...
If you can.............................

Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

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Anonymous (October 13, 2004)

I'm giving Three Cheers a 9 only because I think that there should always be room for growth and being better. I don't want this to be their best, but damn it's good. Calling MCR formulaic is the sillist thing I've ever heard. Especially with bands like Good Charlotte out there (gag). Ray throws some crazy classical rock guitar in there. I'm not okay (I promise) is probably the most formulaic and pop-punk of the bunch and you're still hearing some things in there that have never been done before. I've never heard such a smooth, interesting blend of different types of music before. Much love to MCR.
Cass

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

MCR = very good.
Wouldn't out them ahead of the Bad Religion album but it's a fantastic album nether the less.

And get off your commercial hating sellout souring un-punk rock anti-emo high-horse and just enjoy the music

"Oh its written with sing-a-long hooks"
Boo fucking hoo - I don't like this anymore - I'm too cool to like this. Fuck off you twat

Anonymous (September 22, 2004)

you reallly need to stop hating on MCR...they are an AMAZING band and i sure as hell bet that you arent even nearly as good as they are. Just because you arent into theyre style doenst mean that theyre a bad band. They dont need catchy titles...they wana to make a difference in kids lifes and catchy titles arent gonna do that...theyre lyrics are gonna do that...and they do do it.

Anonymous (September 22, 2004)

you reallly need to stop hating on MCR...they are an AMAZING band and i sure as hell bet that you arent even nearly as good as they are. Just because you arent into theyre style doenst mean that theyre a bad band. They dont need catchy titles...they wana to make a difference in kids lifes and catchy titles arent gonna do that...theyre lyrics are gonna do that...and they do do it.

Anonymous (September 16, 2004)

well i thoroughly enjoy alot of there stuff so a big 10 from me

Anonymous (September 12, 2004)

im only giving 8 because there last was SO MUCH BETTER. Sorry but the person who reviewed this was biased so it doesn't count. its a great album.

Avalon (September 11, 2004)

I think I posted this b4 but on the wrong thread or whatever but:
I bought this CD after reading an interview with lead singer Gerard Way in Alternative Press and seeing the video for 'I'm not Okay (I promise)' on Subterannean. Once I bought it, I couldnt stop listining to it and I still cant. I dont care what anyone else thinks, My Chemical Romance is a tight band with awesome songs and they dont deserve that horrible of a review!

**If you are getting/own this CD, be sure to listen to track 12, 'cemetary drive'. The Lyrics are wonderfully haunting and the music is perfect**

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

Get a clue man, "you know what they do to guys like us in prison" is one of the best songs i've ever heard. How are the lyics in that song generic? "In the middle of a gunfight, in the center of a resturaunt, they say come with your arms raised high, well there never gonna get me like a bullet through a flock of doves, to wage this war against your faith, in me, your life will never be the same, on your mothers eyes say a prayer, say a prayer. . ." Awesome

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

Get a clue man, "you know what they do to guys like us in prison" is one of the best songs i've ever heard. How are the lyics in that song generic? "In the middle of a gunfight, in the center of a resturaunt, they say come with your arms raised high, well there never gonna get me like a bullet through a flock of doves, to wage this war against your faith, in me, your life will never be the same, on your mothers eyes say a prayer, say a prayer. . ." Awesome

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

this album is amazing just as their first. If you took the time to actually listen to it before you formed your judgments upon it then maybe you'd get that this album's concept is baised upon a love of the band, old horror movies and the macabre, and it's mixed with personal feelings and things that have taken place in their life. Gerard's voice was just as good then as it is now, and the musical structure is a fantastic mix between your catchy screamo band, and metal riffs. So even if you dont like the musical theme itself, you cannot claim that they are not good.

In closing, you suck

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

dude u have to be fuckin kidding me MCR is the most kick ass band with one opf the best stage shows ive ever seen. and how can u say the lyrics are generic.... get a clue bro

Anonymous (August 28, 2004)

wow. one of the best albums ever made. anyone who could write a review calling this album generic and predictable obviously knows nothing about music

Anonymous (August 27, 2004)

There are a couple songs on this record that are fucking awesome. And when I mean awesome, I mean worth buying this record over and over again over the years when you lose it or scratch it up just for those songs.

--jaysin

Anonymous (August 19, 2004)

Love it~

Anonymous (August 19, 2004)

omg i LOVE My Chemical Romance i met them at a concert a couple of weeks ago and they sound exacty the same on their cd as they do in concert which is awesome cuz not many bands dont sound the same oh and i love Gerard's voice hes awesome!!

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

I really enjoy listening to MCR. They aren't as deep as a lot of other bands, but their guitar parts are so intricate and their chord progressions are really different from anything else I've heard. try to listen for Gerrard's awesome vocals and harmonies

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

I think you are wrong completely about MCR. They are a great band that puts out great music. Then again, I am talking to someone who gave Good Charlotte, was it a 10 star review? I heard it from someone and don't remember, and listens to Bad Religion (I'm only assuming, seeing as you're friends listen to it), so this music might be too much of a transition from complete shit, like your band Bad Religion, to much better music, such as MCR. You're review sucked and was too biased from the start to read completely anyway.

notmuchapoet (July 31, 2004)

I have been a fan of MCR for about 2 yrs now and I have to say this album is...GREAT! I love it! I'm mostly a big fan because of the fact that they sing about horror and such but the sound of gerard's voice is just so awsome! Much love for MCR!

Anonymous (July 31, 2004)

They were already forgotten! Fuck, they were never discovered!

Sure. That's why this record is #1 on the AP readers poll this month.

colin (July 28, 2004)

Jesus Colin, you can't write reviews for shit. What did you give Good Charlotte's album? A fucking 10? You need to kill yourself because you don't know good music and you can't write a review for your life. You gave TBS a fucking 1? and MCR a 2? Fucking go jump off a bridge and rid this world of an other moron.

actually i don't listen to good charlotte, tbs and mcr are as poppy as i listen to. if you want a list of my complete discography, feel free to e-mail me or post another comment. but, judging from my other reviews, and circle takes the square being my favorite album so far this year... i don't see why you think i'd enjoy pop.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

Jesus Colin, you can't write reviews for shit. What did you give Good Charlotte's album? A fucking 10? You need to kill yourself because you don't know good music and you can't write a review for your life. You gave TBS a fucking 1? and MCR a 2? Fucking go jump off a bridge and rid this world of an other moron.

Anonymous (July 24, 2004)

"You wanna know the funniest part about the argument that "this band will be forgotten in a year?"

They were already forgotten! Fuck, they were never discovered! Because they suck ass, and pretty much even the emo wusses know it. Brand New is better then this, and thats a compliment to NO one."

Actually they were discovered. They got a record deal and have tons of fans in case you were unaware. I think that counts as being discovered. And another thing BRAND NEW ROCKS!!!! At least I think so.... And who the hell are you calling emo wusses?! Other people are different so who are you to start bashing them? Seriously grow up.

Anonymous (July 24, 2004)

I personally think this album is fucking brilliant. I love the boys of MCR. They worked hard to get where they are and their music is just awesome. I love the vocals, lyrics, and just everything about this album. I think 'I'm not okay (I Promise)' is a great song. But of course that's my opinion. I also think Helena, To the End, Thank you for the Venom, and my favorite, The Ghost of you are the most stand out songs.

"Wow. Zombies, murder and romance. Killer concept dudes.

Do you people actually like this shit? And if you do? That "concept" is your excuse????

Seriously, go fuck yourselves."

Yes I actually do like this music. No...I fucking love it and if you have a problem with that then YOU can go fuck yourself. You need to GROW UP and realize that not everyone has the same opinions on music. You sound like some ten year old kid trying to pick a fight. Everybody has their different opinions on music and other things. I'm not going to go bashing what you like because I have a little thing called respect for other people and their opinions. Obviously you don't.

Anonymous (July 19, 2004)

My chemical Romance is a great band, and their first cd was much better than the new one, but the new one does have its positives as well as its negatives. They are still just as creative as the first cd, but have some lame chorus's. 3 tracks on this cd stand out= cemetery drive, the jetset life is gonna kill you, and to the end. The old cd kills the new cd, but we know mcr kicks ass and still love them. People who bash mcr are the biggest pillow biting fags ever. They are good, the new cd is worth buying, but buy the 1st cd if your short on money and need to make a choice between the 2.

-Rob

Anonymous (July 18, 2004)

this album was awesome. I liked them. They were really good at Warped Tour too. Everyone has their own opinion. I'm open to all types of music. I've never really gotten into the emo type bands but, they were really good. And yes, their lyrics can be lame but hey, you're not the one with the album are you? They are. When you get a record contract and when you write your own lyrics and music, THEN you can start saying stuff about them because you'll know what its like to have to come up with all that stuff. Until then, ta ta.

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

i forgot to change my stars =)

Nadine

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

I could not be happier with the new CD. i think it's brilliant and it's all i can do to keep from singing/screaming along while listening to it. I think Gerard has so much passion in his voice... it aches to listen to him sing... in the best possible way!

I love the first album and I have to say I love the second one equally if not more.

Nadine

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

Ill be honest, i really liked the first CD by this band, and I enjoyed them live. I even wear their t-shirt all the time. That being said, I just cant get into this new CD. Ive tried to listen to it on several different occasions, and it just doesnt grab me. Its not a bad record, but its not a good one. And considering the amount of mediocrity pouring onto the shelves lately, this fits right in, as nothing groundbreaking, but good enough. I dont know about anyone else, but I dont think Good Enough cuts it anymore.

boysandbulletsx (July 13, 2004)

I have to say, this was a pretty damn good record. But compared to their first CD, "I Brought You My Bullets You Brought Me Your Love," "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge" is a lot pop-ier. It's "violent-pop," to quote the June issue of AP magazine. There was a lot less screaming, which really surprised me. I guess you can't expect another "Vampires..." from "I Brought You My Bullets..." But the vocals were still amazing, and when Gerard sang "hotel Bella Muerte," on "The Jetset Life is Gonne Kill You" that definitely got me listening. My favorite track had to be "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us in Prison." The lead singer of The Used sang along with Gerard, which gave the song a really nice sound. The little guitar rift at the end of the song was terrific. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" wasn't one of my favorite songs, though. It was more mainstream and less MCR. But I'm not going to put the song down, because ever since it's been released on the air My Chemical Romance has been getting a bit of the lime light they deserve. I liked the lyrics in "Thank You for the Venom" and "It's not a Fashion Statement..." is an awesome song altogether! The album wasn't what I expected it to be, but it was still a great one. It was just different. The lyrics were still one-of-a-kind, and MCR took a a good next step with "Three Cheers for Sweet

I can't wait to see what's next for MCR and I can't wait for them to come back to my town. I've seen them twice (once with Reggie and the Full Effect and then with Avenge Sevenfold) and they totally blew Orlando away - and mind you, Orlando has a tough crowd. When I saw them back in April, they rocked the stage at the House of Blues and whether you came to see them or not, you definitely couldn't take your eyes away from the stage and kept yourself from finding out who they were (if you didn't know already). If you didn't pre-order the album online and you still don't have it, go and get it. I pre-ordered mine from towerrecords.com and got a nifty, extra autographed CD booklet. Thanks to Franky for signing "FUCK."

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

this album is amazing and mcr is one of my favorite bands. they are nice boys who put so much effort into everything they do. this record is more produced than the first, but equal in the level of talent. and i definitely dont think their lyrics are "highschool" related at all. whoever said that is a shithead. theyre a great band. and their style is appealing and catchy. theres nothing wrong with catchy. so, if you like hard hooks and alot of energy... you should most definitely get this album. then get the first. bitches.

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

Let me start off by saying Green Vandal is a prick. Yeh this album is decent not as good as the 1st, in my opinion. Still loads of room for improvement.

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

i absolutly love this album.. it' sbeen in my cd player for weeks now. gerards voice is amazing (plus hes the hottest mother fucker alive) and the music is brilliant. also the only other band better then mcr is brand new so whoever said that should go shove his or her head up their ass and suffocate, bastard!

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

This album is so awesome because ummm ok, we're emo and we have cool song titles. If you're 14 and have a hard time understanding why you have no life other than a close-minded view of music and lifestyle, then surely this is for you. No doubt this may be catchy, but you lose on the originality battle. No originality whatsoever on this. Vampires, bats, and heartbreaks. All good topics idiots.

Anonymous (July 5, 2004)

I really came into this album with much doubt. Their first CD has some good moments, but just was not anything special. I am happy to say that this CD was a huge suprise. It just excels with a ton of variety. I might actually check these guys out at Warped this year.

Anonymous (July 5, 2004)

I can't believe the ignorance of people who would even try and compare the unique brilliance of MCR with the monotonic drivel of Bad Religion. 'Three Cheers...' is an astonishing album. Every track has it's own feel and is musically clever and well constructed. 'Helena', 'I'm not OK(I promise)' and 'Thank you for the venom' stand out, although all tracks are amazing. Way's passionate vocals blow most singers out of the water, they are emotive and strong (much like the lyrical content). The guitars are well arranged and intricate, the bass is pounding and the drums are...for want of a better word...phat! If you do not like this album you have no soul and if you do not own this album BUY IT!

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

the vocals in this album are awesome..so some of the lyrics pretty lame but who cares. it's still decent music. the album is worth buying

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

I Osvaldo B. (oso) say My chemical romance kicks ass like in their recent album. They have a variety in their songs and even if they sound like so many different bands, they still remain unique and u cant stop listening to them.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

I love My chemical romance ......but when I first got the new album I was very disapointed but after listening to it I started liking it more and more. Its not as good as the first but its still a good album. Well I think so anyways.

Anonymous (June 26, 2004)

This album shows the natural progression of the band. They aren't like Pennywise and just make every album the exact same damn thing. Most notably the music and singing have changed with the lyrics not changing as much but there is still change. For anyone who doesn't like it just because it isn't "i brought you my bullets" you need to fuck off. This cd is great from the moment it starts until the end and after a few listens I started wondering if I actually enjoyed it more than its predecessor. Bottom line, this album is great so buy it.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

this new album is so fuckin sweet, there is no bashing this and if you are your probably one of those lame ass numetal fans who sway back and forth to that tribal shit they are trying to bring back into music. MCR is one of the most unique bands out there today, the lyrical ability is insane, and the music is cathcy as hell

Anonymous (June 24, 2004)

"and if you dont like the lyrics and music then dont even listen to it, dont even post about it."

honey,this is the point of reviews to post one's oppinions good or bad.grow up.

Anonymous (June 24, 2004)

its ok.not great but ok.it seems like they tried to make the exact same record as the first one but more marketable and it ended up kind of killing it.there are some pretty good songs like "helena" and "you know what they do to guys like us in prision" but it just does not compare to the first one.
I also found some similarities with POD wich is kind of weird cause they are two diferent tipe of bands but i found out that its the same producer as them and Adema.I say blame that guy.

"Thats a fucking lame cover, looks like its for some anime crap"

heh i thought we were supposed to review the CD not make fun of the artwork

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

this album is kickass! i have to admitt that the first album was better but they are no doubt one of the awesomest underground band around (and they need to say underground too). For all the people that bash MCR needs to go fuck off because they obviously dont know a good Hardcore/emo band when they hear one. Gerard has an awesome voice and the musics awesome they need to keep what they are doing!

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

this album is so awesome... i can say that it doesn't quite match the greatness as the first album but still....i was reading some comments that were made a little while ago... and some people are really stupid saying things like "lyrics about ghosts and vampires and apparations are gay" and obviously you dont know what Gerard (the singer of M.C.R for people who dont know) is trying to say. Many songs use what we call metaphors.

Metaphor: Something used to express a meaning in a different way than someone usually would express a certain meaning.

okay get it right all you assholes who bash on MCR...

and if you dont like the lyrics and music then dont even listen to it, dont even post about it.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

i'm not a fan of emo/hardcore or any of the scene-kid shit these days but for some reason not being a fan of that shit might've helped me have an open mind towards this album, because i'm pretty sure that i've found my new favorite band. as bands i've liked in the past either broke up or exploded into the mainstream, i'm pretty sure mcr will fly just under the radar of the "this is too mainstream to be emo" kids and will rate high on everyones "pick this up if you like bands that are more interested in music than their own image"-list, cause unlike the emo bands around today, they seem that way. i picked this album up after hearing some clips and being kind of impressed by the imagery, music and band themselves coming off as just regular people. if you want to hear the best album of 2004, pick up "three cheers for sweet revenge". if you dont, that's cool. you can go buy the new dashboard confessional cd since you're soooooo emo.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Catchy and original but stupid lyrics

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Bloody brillant!!!!

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

Holy Shit people....you bashers are rediculous! Even a 10 isn't giving this band justice! The lyrics are kinda lame at times, I'll admit, but the musical genius exhibited by these guys is just awesome. Never have I been able to name so many standout tracks on one album. Well, maybe each of the Thrice albums, but they're in a league of their own. Anyway, you people that bash this album go listen to some NOFX or Rancid horseshit. We're better off without you.

Standout tracks: The Ghost of You, The Jetset Life is Gonna Kill You, Thank You for the Venom, Cemetery Drive, etc etc...

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

"Brand New is better then this, and thats a compliment to NO one."

You are insane. Brand New is also an awesome band. Both of these bands have incredible lyrics and should be known forever and uplifted for their writing ability.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

honestly all you people that bash MCR... i wanna know what you like... what bands specifically?

GreenVandal (June 17, 2004)

You wanna know the funniest part about the argument that "this band will be forgotten in a year?"

They were already forgotten! Fuck, they were never discovered! Because they suck ass, and pretty much even the emo wusses know it. Brand New is better then this, and thats a compliment to NO one.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

" i can't relate much to the oh-woe-is-me stuff anymore unless it's really well done (read: bright eyes, cursive, thrice, the bled, the get-up kids),"

How int he fuck can you put The Bled in the same paragraph as those other bands?

Must make you happy they are on TV everyday in the mornings singing about cookies...wait, that's cookie monster, sorry, they sound the same.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

how could you call this album in any way pertinent? bands like this will disappear from everyone's collective memory within the next few years.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

You are completely insane Colin. This album is more pertinent than anything released in the last 6 months. Yes, it resembles Jack White fronting a hookier Ramones camp, but how could that sound bad? The "lead singer"--as you put it, is named Gerard Way. You denounce MCR's work, yet you are a shoddy journalist at best for not even going to the overwhelming efforts to research his name. This band has existed for all of five minutes and released two albums in two years, each more incredible than the previous. As "I'm Not Okay" says, they are worn out. And if that's true, I'd love to see their work well-rested. Your review couldn't be farther off the mark.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

This cd is fucking badass. everyone that doesnt have it should and everyone that bad mouths it should be shot in the face. its that fucking good.

GreenVandal (June 16, 2004)

Wow. Zombies, murder and romance. Killer concept dudes.

?

Do you people actually like this shit? And if you do? That "concept" is your excuse????

Seriously, go fuck yourselves.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

"I only saw one comment about how this is a CONCEPT album. There's a plot and it's not about high school girls breaking up with you. Maybe it was too complicated for some of you to understand."

Concept albums are the dumbest idea since the inception of the KKK. Look at what happened to Kiss when they did "The Eldar". Ugh...

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

Maybe the band should stop coming on here to post about themselves.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

its really funny when somone who knows very little about music can make huge assumptions and give shit reviews to records based solely on what the band looks like or where their record gets sold.

forever we shall live under the lame ass motto....

punker than thou!!!!

its a good record, even if you don't wear eye makeup.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

there isn't much to understand. Some kids on here think they are so fucking smart, it's funny. This album is boring as shit. This poppier sound doesn't work for the band and it got boring upon first listen.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

I love how so many people bag on Hot-Topic. The funny thing is, you know all of you shop there.

inagreendase (June 15, 2004)

"Seriously MCR is a bunch of wienners they should of done what ATDI and break up cause they would just keep writting the same album."

If they do what ATD-I did, you'd just have two bands in their place consisting of their members. That's probably not something you'd prefer.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

I only saw one comment about how this is a CONCEPT album. There's a plot and it's not about high school girls breaking up with you. Maybe it was too complicated for some of you to understand. This is a good CD and I'm sure if some of you listened to it without any preconceived notions this band being hair obsessed emo boys with a penchant for vampire fangs produced for the sole purpose of being sold at Hot Topic, you'd enjoy it.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

Seriously MCR is a bunch of wienners they should of done what ATDI and break up cause they would just keep writting the same album.


*snicker*

The only word capable of describing this: Wow.

*HINT: I'm laughing at, not with, you.*

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

"dorks with fake vampire fangs and capes. "
Oh! Burned.. I love you man that was awesome. Seriously MCR is a bunch of wienners they should of done what ATDI and break up cause they would just keep writting the same album.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

Cemetary Drive is one of the best songs of the year, at least download that song and give it a listen - it's a "powerful" song - it'll really move you too

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

"It's a shame that My Chemical Romance is going to be on the Face to Face farewell tour.... being that Face to Face should have dropped off of the face of the planet years ago. Now MCR's summer is going to suck."

You're right man, it is a shame that MCR is opening for Face to Face. It's a travesty actually. Face to Face is having a farewell tour, and it's going to be trashed by a bunch of dorks with fake vampire fangs and capes.

What a shame.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

"Songs like "Demolition Lovers", "This is the Best Day Ever" and "Early Sunsets Over Monroeville" (all of which had no real choruses) are what really made the last album for me."

"haha
my favorites on the last album as well. those were the ones that showed serious potential for htis band"

Fuck. I'm not sure I've heard the other two songs, but "This is the Best Day Ever" has to be one of the worst songs I've ever heard. It sounds like a brainless mix of pre-Jade AFI and Kiss, with the worst elements of both put to the fore several times over. If this album sounds anything like that, then I commend Colin for actually being able to listen to it the whole way through. This is one of the few guitar bands I've ever listened to that's actually made me feel genuinely nauseous.

soulbleed (June 14, 2004)

this is just as good, if not better, than their first cd. fuck this guy.

colin (June 14, 2004)

"Colin u jerk, don't review music u don't understand idiot..."

i'm going to be a little biased on this comment and say you're probably under the age of 17, i haven't met anyone over that age who substitues 'u' for 'you.' it's an extra two characters.

and, believe it or not, i 'understand' it, if what you are referring to is one of teh following things:

a) the emo / post core / screamo trend
b) the concept album
c) the faux goth post punk yet singalong song

thursday is one of my favorite bands. i've already mentioned i enjoy taking back sunday, and i've listened to all sorts of other miscellaneous screamo bands. i 'understand' that.

concept albums are cool, some of the time. pedro the lion's "control" is incredible. i love teh entire concept behind coheed and cambria, their entire band is based around a story, something new and innovative, pretty cool. i even dig most of their music, which most people say sucks. to each their own. murder by death? rules.

my chemical romance does a good job of having a sound that mimics their lyrics and concepts. however, unfortunately, the sound is nothing new. it is enjoyable, it is fun to listen to on a summer day, but it's not something you should go out of your way to give a chance to.

trust me kiddo, i understand music; i also understand why people absolutely love this cd, at first glance it's fun as hell. except i'm 21, i can't relate much to the oh-woe-is-me stuff anymore unless it's really well done (read: bright eyes, cursive, thrice, the bled, the get-up kids), which this, well, isn't.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

this oughta be good...

http://www.catsprn.com/cowboys.htm

Sureshot (June 14, 2004)

Thought it was a good listen, a lot of energy throughout. Not as good as their first, but by no means as bad as some are making it out to be here.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

"Colin u jerk, don't review music u don't understand idiot..."

so you want some fanboy to review it and be totally bias???
I think Colin did a fine job in giving the record an honest chance....

Asger (June 14, 2004)

Colin u jerk, don't review music u don't understand idiot...

colin (June 14, 2004)

"Songs like "Demolition Lovers", "This is the Best Day Ever" and "Early Sunsets Over Monroeville" (all of which had no real choruses) are what really made the last album for me."

haha
my favorites on the last album as well. those were the ones that showed serious potential for htis band, which is why i felt let down with this album; there's really no song that can match the scope of those (as far as this band goes) on this album, so combining that with the sound is nothing new, i felt disappointed.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

"three cheers for america

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

"" my main problem though is that the album is entirely formulaic and genre-specific, . ""

so is almost every other pop punk / emo / punk rock album that comes out these days. It shouldn't be something you have to point out anymore. The book on music like this was written long ago, so why should a band like chemcial romance should be singled out for it?

You just sound so suprised about it. Have you actually been listening to the bands that put out cd's lately? All the bands sound the same.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

It's a shame that My Chemical Romance is going to be on the Face to Face farewell tour.... being that Face to Face should have dropped off of the face of the planet years ago. Now MCR's summer is going to suck.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

note to the reviewer: instead of basically saying how crap My Chemical Romance are why not just to say: They're emo!!!

Oh, and what a review of the emoest emo band ever doing on this website? Its called "punknews" isnt it? IS emo classified as punk nowdays then??

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

three cheers for america http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3798581.stm

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

yes

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

Because I don't like the Network I like TBS?

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

Oh, and mentioning that I knew them before the hype was simply meant to show I listenined to them untainted, without thinking about how popular/unpopular they were. It doesn't necessarily add credibility to what I'm saying but rather I'm trying to let people know that I listened to them without the taint of knowing how (un)popular they were. As well, I forgot to tag my last comment.

-TheShareef

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

My comment was not directed toward the reviewer, you gave your opinion and did it in a respectable manner. That message went out to all the senseless bashers.

As well, but senseless palm muting I meant those that are all out of place. There are some amateurish bands that everyone was prasing at a local show that sounded like absolute crap. As well, by spoken/screamed vocals I meant all of the time. Bands like MCR use it for effect (the vocals, ie. at the start of Helena).

Also, even though the comment was not directed at you, I would like to apologize if I offended you by accidently making it appear like I insulted your understanding of music.

The last paragraph is actually sincere lest you take it another way.

In any case, I don't agree with you about this album being overproduced. Although the lack of substance is definately apparent when compared to their debut album. The lyrics are good but repeated too often. Songs like "Demolition Lovers", "This is the Best Day Ever" and "Early Sunsets Over Monroeville" (all of which had no real choruses) are what really made the last album for me. This one does not have that, although I enjoy Cemetery Drive very much.

inagreendase (June 14, 2004)

Whoa, whoa...let's not drag Mewithoutyou into this. They're doing something miles away from any other band you mentioned including MCR.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

shareef;

i never said mcr didn't have talent... obviously, to put out two fairly well-recieved full lengths and even be on a major label, well, they have talent.

however, your comment about listening to sensless palm mutings and spoken / screamed vocals is somewhat amusing because mcr seem to be following a very similar formula that thursday broke big with a few years back (even though the singing / screaming has been practiced for much longer than that.)

i knew about mcr before the hype as well, don't think that gives you any sort of credibility, and i'm not bashing them senselessly. i do know a thing or two about music and structure, which is why i said this album is formulaic. the band can't break out of the verse / chorus / verse / chorus / breakdown practice.

they do have potential, i will give them that. i think with some work on some lyrics that aren't so obviously target-marketed, and perhaps a bit of reinvention of sound, they could offer something substantial on their next lp. however, as for now, this album could be replaced with mewithoutyou, recover, matchbook romance, fall out boy, or any number of bands mixing melody and "hardcore."

i don't hate them and i think that a lot of words have been thrown around to misconstrue the review as well as the comments; i simply posted on what i felt the record was exceeding in (production) and lacking in (substance.)

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

Agreed

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

I loved My Chemical Romance before I knew anything about their "hype". A band doesn't gain popularity for no reason, it is because they have to have talent. Disregarding their look (which shouldn't even fucking matter, they just dress that way you are the ones who obsess about it) and their popularity just look at the music. Admittingly this album is not nearly as good as the first, nor are the song as complex but the music is good. They put much more effort into this than the generic punk band that throws together a few power chords, half decent vocals, call it an album yet still manage to somehow amass loyal fans despite their lack of talent. Gerard can sing very well and Ray Toro is an amazing guitarist. Most of you cannot look past the fact that they are going to be big, no matter how much you complain. I've been to their concerts and had some of the best times of my life, they are just that good. Who fucking cares about their image, shit like that doesn't make a difference. Don't just turn your back to it because it won't remain totally underground.

Actually, its better that dumbasses like yourselfs don't listen to this lest you might like it and start bashing all of its competitors like a bunch of whiny shits. You can keep your all your senseless palm mutings, bass lines that consist of three notes repeated endlessly and talk/screamed lyrics due to a lack of vocal range or skills.

-TheShareef

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

Everyone needs to lighten up. This is about music. I'm sick of seeing everyone with their high and mighty act. None of your opinions are worth any more than the next person's.
I think MCR rocks, but I'm not asking you to like them. But let's all stop with the insults. Most people that sit around bashing bands for whatever reason can't play a single instrument or sing a single note.
I'm tired of all this hate. Stop trying to be punker than everyone else. If you like the band and the music, say it. If you don't, it doesn't mean the band or the music is shit, it just means it's not your cup of tea.

I love punk music with all my heart and it means a lot to me, but I think a lot of people in the punk scene need to grow the fuck up.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

if you don't like the network then go buy some tbs merchandise

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

to the " And one of them was The Network." comment...

the network supply an intriguing, new mix of punk rock and new wave that is equally addictive as it is inginuitive. my chemical romance provides nothing new or mind blowing except for radio-friendly-with-that-underground-feel to it production and scene friendly lyrics.

perhaps the network didn't deserve a 10 in everyone's mind, but i tend to enjoy albums more when i haven't heard the sound 10 times before by equally awful bands.

my chemical romance is just riding on the coattails of the screamo trend and signed to a major after one mediocre effort. they are an enjoyable listen but a disposable one as well.

vocalyouth (June 13, 2004)

this band is horrible. they have their moments recorded, but they are few and far between. I've seen them a few times opening for various other bands and they came off as total pricks. fuck these dudes.

aubin (June 13, 2004)

I think people are unecessarily hard on this band. Yes, they're not completely groundbreaking, but they are unique, and their past record (more so than this one) was pretty good. The goth imagery is silly, but in a fun Near Dark kind of way.

On this record, it seems like they're going through a bit of an identity crisis; half the songs are fairly adequate but forgettable pop-punk, while the other half are more unorthodox and consequently more interesting.

This band is at it's best when it's not playing straightforward pop-punk. This album just has a higher share of them than the last one.

Conduit (June 13, 2004)

I fucking love this band. I have since their first album came out and I love this one as well. I wish them the best.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

Colin, your review means nothing because your other three album reviews were perfect 10s. And one of them was The Network.

Great album.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

And an addendum to my previous comment:
I saw them as I waited for the legendary Reggie and the Full Effect to grace the stage.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

"They know they're tough as hell."

Yeah, okay, sure. When I saw them, the lead singer had his sleeve ripped off as if in a fashion statement of sorts. Tearing clothing is for tough guys, for those who were unaware.
An album with a theme is something like Coheed and Cambria, based on an interesting story. Killer zombies are not interesting, no matter what Resident Evil may portray.
These guys should just give suicide a try. Who knows, we might like it.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

blah. Because of this band i had to wait in the cold for almost 2 hours in a t-shirt in the middle of the winter in NJ waiting for their trendy fans to leave so i could enter the damn venue......

Please note this was a few weeks after the great white event and they were trying to crack down on over crowded "venues"

Anyway, awful band, awful music, awful genre, awful awful awful awful.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

ditto on the senses fail comment.

kids these days are getting blindsided by all this pop-post-hardcore-emo crap that it's like the explosion of drive thru records/pop punk of 5 years ago, but this time it's on major labels and really starting to ruin anything left of the 'scene.'

i totally blame bands like this for the "fashion defines status in a scene where status shouldn't really matter" trend. thursday, okay, good band, stop ripping them off already and do something new.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

I liked this band better when they called themselves Senses Fail..

funniest comment ever.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

id probably ptu this record right up there with the clsah and probably the ramoanes. i think the best songs on her are the first 4 and its not a fashion statement its a fucking deathwish. i think these guys shoudl tour with the used and stoary of the year, not like some stupud dumn crap like good charlette. . i think those bands are the best ones right now but i guess well have to see whats happenong at the end of this year.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

I liked this band better when they called themselves Senses Fail.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

what the fuck is this cock bag talking about refering to the album as being related to highschool. The album is a concept album about a killer who dies and comes back from the dead... to kill people. What's so fucking sappy about that? Just about every song has some sort of death imagery in it. This CD is excellent. You people would like it better if you read the lyrics.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

what the fuck is this cock bag talking about refering to the album as being related to highschool. The album is a concept album about a killer who dies and comes back from the dead... to kill people. What's so fucking sappy about that? Just about every song has some sort of death imagery in it. This CD is excellent. You people would like it better if you read the lyrics.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

I really enjoyed these guy's first album. im seeing them in a week will pick up the new record there hopefully i will think it better of it than this reviewer.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

"They know they're tough as hell."

What the fuck are you talking about? I'm sure they're tough doods and all, seeing as they love vampires and anime.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

Question: How can these songs be the work of major label formula when half these songs were probably written before they even signed to Reprise.They were playing some of these songs while they were still on Eyeball Records. I love this album, and this review is terrible. Like MCR cares anyway. They know they're tough as hell.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

I can't help but disagree with almost every word of this review. While MCR are certainly not the most unique band to grace the presence of modern rock and roll, they certainly have the potential to breath life into a genre of music that has rather rote.

MCR is clearly passionate about what they do. Gerard's vocals, while not always smooth, are never disingenuous. And as musicians they exude far more skill than the average, overproduced rock band (and this album, by the way, is far from overproduced...you want overproduced, pick up something from Drive Thru).

Though they've signed to a major - which is not a sin for any band simply attempting to make a career of music, by the way - MCR has retained the spirit that made them so damn fun to listen to in the first place. Is this album catchier than their previous one? I'm not sure. I am sure that the songwriting is much more solid though.

But then again, if you didn't like their first record, or any of their live shows, why in the hell would you review this record? Next time, pass the cd off to a reviewer without an automatic bias (even though you are more than willing to admit you have a bias, it doesn't mean you've retained the right to an objectivity that was never there in the first place).

_911 (June 12, 2004)

i thought this cd would be better....

BSD (June 12, 2004)

pretty fly is just a stupid pop song

thriceequalsgod (June 12, 2004)

the last line pretty much sums up the album: Its not a great cd by any means, but it's damn fun to listen to and sing along to. I'll be picking this up at the record release tonight.. And i was Very surprised to see this not being featured in the best buy flyer..

ObeyYourParents (June 12, 2004)

"Songs about love, longing, and passion by and for people who most probably would gladly take advantage of any underage girl."

HAHAHA

Good form Peter, good form.

As far as this record goes....well I'm sure they're insert photos are "top-notch", and neatly touched-up in Photoshop with cool backdrops. What is good about this release? Its better than A Static Lullaby...okay, wasn't much of a compliment.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

Lead singer reminds me of Jack Grisham.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

I don't like this cd mostly because its you brought me your bullets... with the same lyrics to the same tune.. just mixed up abit.

Bryne (June 12, 2004)

To the guy below me, I did.

I saw these guys live one and I didn't think they were that bad. I'd never buy one of their records, though.

littleblackridinghood (June 12, 2004)

did anyone find that 'sophomoric' typo really fucking funny?

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

However, when the chorus picks up, I feel like I'm listening to the last song all over again, with lyrics so obviously written for singalongs at a live show, they lose any meaning they could ever possibly hold.

This is actually how the band built its fanbase; through catchy songs and cheezy song titles.
I think the review is fair enough, it's a great summer CD (nothing near The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Summertime though) but nothing mind-blowing. I guess I was expecting a little bit more from their major label debut since I really enjoyed "I brought you...", which was, IMO, a great album in a time where pop-punk bands were every-fucking-where.

And I think the band puts out a great live show.

bemused (June 12, 2004)

What did you expect??

-chris-

BSD (June 12, 2004)

We should start calling these bands hair-emo bands because they spend all of their time styling their lanky, stupid hair.

roamtheriver (June 12, 2004)

The singer looks like Chucky from Child's Play in all the promo pictures for this album.

BSD (June 12, 2004)

"I'm shocked no one has reviewed Velvet Revolver...or is that not "punk" enough?"

No, but it's definitely suck enough for people on this site to eat up. Someone, review it.

BSD (June 12, 2004)

Songs about love, longing, and passion by and for people who most probably would gladly take advantage of any underage girl.

colin (June 12, 2004)

to whomever said i was biased right off the bat;

if you actually read the review, you'll see that i did give this album many chances and did enjoy it upon occasion. my main problem though is that the album is entirely formulaic and genre-specific, easy to predict and otherwise uninspiring.

to whomever said that mcr wasn't sellable at hot topic;

i'm sorry, i didn't realize that hot topic had moved past their screamo popcore phase, i haven't been to that store in years, but from what i've heard mcr would fit right in. they're one of those 'oh we're so dark and gloomy' bands.

and it's not like i'm some punk elitist; i listen to what i like, regardless of the stance an album has in the scene (ie, i thoroughly enjoy taking back sunday's first effort) but that album was put together by musicians far more talented than the ragtag group that overproduced this coaster of an album.

lostinthecrowd13 (June 12, 2004)

Biased review. Not the best CD though. Enjoyable for a while but quickly becomes annoying.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

i am socked that there hasn't been a review of the newst detachment kit cd.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

mcr not sellable hot topic stuff? HAHAHAHHA. wow.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

kind of disappointed in this review. my chemical romance isn't really sellable hot-topic stuff... maybe you meant matchbook romance? i don't know, i like this stuff. its a little hard to be that "fake" sort of punk.

like what you want, but don't be turned off to this band because of the review.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

hahahahha My Chemical Romance got 2 stars. That is a shame and ENTIRELY unexpected.

Barkley

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

The last time I saw these guys they were making fun of Pearl Jam for over 5 minutes. They are a cool band, but its kinda stupid to make fun of legends like PJ. Not only were they influential in the Seattle Scene, but also in the Punk rock scene as well.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

I think this album is really really really good. This review is just biased right off the bat." I saw these guys live, and heard their CD....I think they suck...anyways their new albums sucks too!"

GreenVandal (June 11, 2004)

blah

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

"I'm shocked no one has reviewed Velvet Revolver...or is that not "punk" enough?"

Nah, no one has reviewed it because its fucking AWFUL.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

"This band fucking sucks...if I want dark pop-punk I'll listen to some Alkaline Trio..."

What he said.

One sure sign a band sucks : when only girls and guys with bad haircuts like them.

this band is one of those bands.

sickboi (June 11, 2004)

I'm shocked no one has reviewed Velvet Revolver...or is that not "punk" enough?

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

lame.

maverick (June 11, 2004)

My opinion is the same as it was for their first album - this band is overhyped and undertalented.

-Scott

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

Not bad - there are about 4 stand out tracks that are fuckin awesome, but the rest isn't great to listen to

inagreendase (June 11, 2004)

It's pretty good. Pretty formulaic too though. I wish they would've done a little more with the Old Westernish bits that only pop up twice, like the whistles in the beginning of "Hang 'em High" and the intro of saloon-styled piano to "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us in Prison." I can't see them pulling it off as well as someone like Murder By Death, but it would be a great change of pace for this style of music. Bullets was way better.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

my chemical romance will never be bad just because of i brought you my bullets you brought me your love. and this cd is awsome anyway

fattony (June 11, 2004)

Spot on review. The album definitely seems to drag its heels untiil it just ends. This band showed some potential with their first album, but after this, it would seem that has already dwindled.

As a side note, bands need to stop naming songs after movie quotes. It's not clever or witty in any way and really just goes to show how unclever and unwitty your band is.

hey_sailor (June 11, 2004)

This band fucking sucks...if I want dark pop-punk I'll listen to some Alkaline Trio...

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

Completely disagree with the review on this one. Definetly a catchy-ass cd. The band has a schtick, the dark stuff, it's cheesey, but for dark pop-punk they do it well. They are not breaking any new ground here, but what they do, they do rather well. Overall, the cd is definetly well produced, definetly catchy, definetly an enjoyable listen. I say give it a chance.

PsychoOS231 (June 11, 2004)

Thats a fucking lame cover, looks like its for some anime crap

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

seems like this band has some musical potential. i mean, they seem to have the ability to write pretty catchy riffs. maybe when they stop writing about vampires and girlfriends, they'll be alright.

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