Sound — 7
I first heard MCR in 2005 when I bought "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge", but that was a small phase for me and my music taste went towards Metal bands like Iron Maiden etc. I avoided "The Black Parade" because every single kid I knew at the time hopped the band wagon. Anyway, Danger Days review. MCR are a band that have received alot of attention over the years, both positive and negative. Alot of people are quick to judge this album just because of the band that produced it but seriously? That's dumb. Danger Days acts a concept album album following the band's fictional counterparts "Kill Joys", the idea behind this is that the album gives you the visual image in your mind of reading a comic, which is what attracted me to this album, except in my mind it's very fitting to Gerard Way's comics "Umbrella Academy". The albums sound is very different to previous efforts, for starters it seems more laid back and this is not a bad thing, in my opinion it adds alot more dynamics to the album. With calm verses, big chorus'. Examples of this being "Bulletproof Heart" & "SING".
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics on this album is a step up from other albums, previous songs were about death or loosing your girlfriend, the typical topic in this genre of music. But for this album MCR's lyrics seem more up beat, I feel the comic book idea compliments this as to me the lyrics are about hope and saying "F**K YOU" to the world and the lyrics on each song flow very well with the music. Never been much of a fan of Gerard's vocals, but here I would say they're brilliant.
Overall Impression — 6
Overall I would recommend this album to anyone who judges the band based on image. The album is very strong both lyrically and musicly, the songs that I would recommend and that impressed me the most would be "The Only Hope For Me Is You" & "Vampire Money". Really though, you're probably just better off listening to the whole thing. Music is subjective and everyone has their own opinion, so give it a listen. You'll either hate it or love it.