A little more than a year ago alternative rockers My Chemical Romance called it quits right around the time they were to start recording LP number five. All the guys went their separate ways and were to begin work on their own solo careers. For those of you who know me you all know that back in the day I was a huge MCR fan and by huge I mean huge, it was a little crazy how huge of a fan I was. We had a falling out and then I gave their last LP another listen to and it was like riding a bicycle. Ever since they are back and forth in my rotation of music in the car.
Now I digress. Frank Iero recently put out his full length debut record and while I was not a huge fan of the sound itself I applaud him for doing his thing. Gerard Way just released his debut Hesitant Alien and that one blew my mind. No word on Mikey Way’s Electric Century or Ray Toro’s solo records but they are on the way. I decided to compile a list of the best My Chemical Romance songs from all four of their LPs. Now while this list may be a little odd since they only have a handful of LPs it’s still a solid list of tracks that the band has put together over the years. Enjoy.
So almost two years ago the latest album from Jersey alt-rockers My Chemical Romance dropped and I wrote a rather distasteful review. I had only listened to the album once and well just wrote as I had went along. So recently out of nowhere my shuffle on Winamp put on a track from the album (yes I still have all their stuff, musically) and it was the track “Bulletproof Heart.” I was doing some cleaning in the room and I really really got into the song. I think I’ve transcended the labels of music until I hear some trashy pop song but there I go breaking off into another subject. So after having the chorus, which after listening to it multiple times is really catchy and quite good I decided to give the band another go.
It was almost as if I had fallen in love with them all over again. You see a few years ago I was diagnosed as being bipolar, which is common and able to live with. It’s not crippling or any form of decreasing the quality of life, it just makes it more of a challenge at times. Now most people who know me now know that I am some kind of super hipster fellow, one who listens to just indie rock and rarely branches out. When your roommate has to listen to songs like “Glad You Came” and the other popular stuff you would feel that way, that you’re music is the best, but hearing “Bulletproof Heart” just changed everything.
The other day I received an early copy of the latest album from Jersey’s own My Chemical Romance. Those of you who know me know that I used to be a huge fan of the band. They were my favorite. I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love used to be my favorite album and I would hold the fact that I loved MCR prior to their mainstream success was annoying as balls. When they disbanded back in 2007 I was heartbroken but I moved on.
So in 2010 they announce that they are making a new album and it’s slated to be put out in November. Their first single, Na Na Na Na, debuted on Radio 104.5, they put out two more singles before the album dropped. That’s the starting point.
I can’t answer you that. A few weeks back they debuted their first single off their upcoming album to Philly’s own RADIO 104.5. The track was called “Na Na Na” and as someone who used to listen to the band and began to dislike them i was shocked that they even decided to make a new album. The first single as mentioned was not terrible. It had a different feel to it. More like an indie rock-ish feel. This was impossible. There is no way a My Chemical Romance song could maintain an indie rock feel.
Now they just put on a new single today entitled Sing. It sounds well, not like your usual MCR song would sound. This is a scary though simply because it’s MCR. They are like super emo. Am I going emo because I like their new stuff? Or is it simply a change for them and it’s ok?
Who knows, Danger Days: the True Lives of the Fabulous Kill Joys drops on the 22nd of the month, maybe I’ll have to try it….
About 4 years ago this would be huge news and covered in bold italicized font and the like. It would also be followed with how awesome Gerard Way is and how much I would love to meet these guys and so on and so forth.
But times change…and so do bands and tastes in bands. Back in the day during my emo phase I worshiped the ground these guys walked on. I had all their albums, had a shit ton of their t-shirts and stuff like that. They had saved my life from imminent suicide at one point or so.