Black Parade Review

[Note: No idea why I wrote this either. It’s a review of My Chemical Romance’s 2006 album, The Black Parade. It was written in November of 2006.]

I was worried when I heard earlier this year that Rob Cavallo would be producing My Chemical Romance’s newest album, The Black Parade. Mr. Cavallo is more famously known as being the producer on all but one of Green Day’s albums.

Afraid that MCR would sound like an emo-goth version of Green Day I listened to the first track, The End, with trepidation. I am pleased to announce that this is the best MCR album yet.

The album is formatted as a kind of rock opera concerning the death (and life) of a person known as The Patient. The Black Parade is definitely more death-filled than anything by The Cure or even Voltaire.

While listening to Cancer, I noticed that everyone fell in love with the piano, but by the time the song was over there was not one person with a dry set of eyes in the entire room.

That’s not to say that the entire album is as depressing as a certain Edgar Allen Poe story upon a midnight dreary. There are quite a few positive tracks among the lot. For instance, Famous Last Words is the most uplifting song on the album. Disenchanted and Teenagers are tunes about going through high school and not being able to fit in.

In conclusion, this album rocks. Plain and simple.

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