Sound — 8
This album is a not really an album, it's a set of 5 different 2 track records that were recorded during the time of the recording of their album, "Danger Days". Needless to say, these songs are all really good. "Number One" features the songs "Boy Division", which is in my opinion the best song in all of these. It also has "Tomorrow's Money", not my favorite but good. "Number Two" features "AMBULANCE" and "Gun.", which are both good songs and I thoroughly enjoyed them. "Number Three" gets a bit slower paced with the songs "The World Is Ugly" and "The Light Behind Your Eyes", the latter unfailing to touch your heart. Number Four is the reason why I only give this part an 8; "Kiss The Ring" was decent but "Make Room!!!!" was really earsplitting. Not recommended. "Number Five" gives a good ending with the catchy tune "Surrender The Night" and the excellent closer, "Burning Bright". Sound quality is real decent.
Lyrics — 10
Through the whole "Conventional Weapons", there are words that are frequent and appear in more than one song. But the words are used in a way that you can't really complain. The songs have meaning, all of them (except "Number Four") really show it. "Make Room!!!!" once again fails to attract my attention, but the rest of the lyrics of the other songs compensate. The words to "The Light Behind Your Eyes" may make you cry with the first listen.
Overall Impression — 9
My Chemical Romance blew me away with "The Black Parade". I can't quite say they have as much with this compilation, but it was an enjoyable listen and I recommend it to all fans of MCR. The downside is lack of distribution; you can only buy it on vinyl or digital download. It's well worth the price though. There's a lot to love, with only "Make Room!!!!" to hate. Stand out tracks are "Boy Division", "The Light Behind Your Eyes" and "Burning Bright". Have fun listening, I guarantee your ears will be satisfied.