My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
December 20, 2006, 1:02 pm
Filed under: Blink-182, Good Charlotte, Music, My Chemical Romance, Rock, The Black Parade

One of the best albums of 2006. If you aren’t already familiar with My Chemical Romance, the group has elements of Queen or Pink Floyd but the instrumentation and impact of Good Charlotte or Blink-182. There’s more guitar here than light rock or pop fans will appreciate, but the songwriting is smart and innovative, and the lyrics, while a bit dark (angry Pink Floyd) range from just interesting to brilliant.

If you’re into hard but smart rock this is a band to watch.

If you want a sample, try the title (sort of) track, Welcome to the Black Parade, which was getting a lot of airplay in the UK last week.