Album of the Day
The Black Parade
When asked to describe THE BLACK PARADE, My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way called it “way more dramatic, way more theatrical, completely over the top, borderline psychotic." The 2006 Reprise collection was a wildly ambitious venture for the group – a rock opera about a cancer patient looking back on his life – yet it succeeds thanks to the band's intense performances and hook-filled songcraft. On such highlights as “Welcome to the Black Parade,” “Famous Last Words” and “Teenagers,” MCR's goth-shaded emo achieves the grandeur of such '70s heroes as Queen and Pink Floyd, and the album became a triple-platinum hit. This is Gerard Way's birthday, and to help celebrate it, we'll march with THE BLACK PARADE.