Sound — 10
Blasting sound, is a good new star for the band, like the tracks SING, Planetary (GO!), Summertime and S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W give us a different point of view of what MCR is. The mixing in this record is brilliant, some fans will not get the new sound or maybe call them sellout but using pedals and writting fun music isnt sell out, give the guys a break! They're trying to have fun with the music. The story goes like this, is the year 2019 and the planet is controlled by a company BL/ind, in the other hand we have the killjoys who are the rebels that fight these bad guys. We are transported to a new world and of course the music is different, have a mix of an electro sound with a hard rock sound. It kinda remains me of Bowie's Diamond Dogs and it really amazed me, good job.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics in this record show in part the life of the killjoys, nice work of Gerard trying to tell us tales of their lives. Maybe not as good as the previous records but definitely a dramatic change in this band; taking a new view of things and new experiences makes it really confortable to hear. The lyrics go in a perfect way with the sound, happy, colorful and shinny; new things will be in this band and for their best. Gerard's voice in this record is like to heard a good old friend coming back to the town, give chills to the fans in the best way possible, not the best voice in the planet but it's great to hear him in the studio.
Overall Impression — 10
I like this album because it's different from the others; takes the best of the black parade with an amazing concept, a new sound and lyrics, the fun of Three Cheers and the new start of Bullets. Hands down to the tracks: Na Na Na, Bulletproof Heart, Party Poison, Save Yourself and Vampire Money. I had a low expectation in this album but it changed my mind, definitely is worth buying it. Shows a great work of MCR with Rob Cavallo, hope to see some of them in the future.