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No. Title Length
1. "Look Alive, Sunshine" 5:29
2. "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" 3:23
3. "Bulletproof Heart" 4:11
4. "SING" 3:53
5. "Planetary (GO!)" 3:47
6. "The Only Hope for Me Is You" 4:09
7. "Jet-Star and the Kobra Kid/Traffic Report" 2:51
8. "Party Poison" 3:06
9. "Save Yourself, I'll Hold Them Back" 4:25
10. "S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W" 4:37
11. "Summertime" 5:05
12. "DESTROYA" 3:33
13. "The Kids from Yesterday" 3:59
14. "Goodnite, Dr. Death" 4:02
15. "Vampire Money" 4:42

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thought this would be a Whiney thread but, hey, this makes sense too!

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Maybe if we're lucky we'll get a nice single or two outta this album. Not crossing my fingers, though.

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is from ontd! who i believe may have stolen it from nme? no idea what really goes on there

anyway

‘Sing’
Starting off synthy, slinky and just a little bit funky, ‘Sing’ then erupts into another call to euphoric call to mass doing-stuff-together as waves of filthy bass cascade around Gerard as he sings, “You’ve got to be what tomorrow needs” as he dodges elephant-stomp drums. This is the likely second single.

‘Planetary (Go!)’
More straight-ahead rock underpinned by a slight Giorgio Moroder thing going on in the background, giving way to scattershot machine-gunny guitars as the album hits its masculine stride.

‘The Only Hope For Me Is You’
The original version we heard of this was a big emotive ballad in the vein of ‘I Don’t Love You’. Here it’s synthed up and theatrical, almost turning into a 4/4 house tune at one point before morphing into sabre-toothed gonzoid, robotic thrash. Amazing.

‘Jet-Star And The Kobra Kid / Traffic Report’
Dr Death Deft is back with a traffic report, and an instruction to “die with your mask on if you have to.”

‘Party Poison’
Live versions of this are all over the internet in its original incarnation as ‘Death Before Disco’. The new version is less Hives-y and more bloodcurdling. “This ain’t a party / get off the dancefloor / you wanna get down / I wanna gang war.”

‘Save Yourself, I’ll Hold Them Back’
A massive FM rock love-letter to fans, (♥) taking off from the message left at the end of ‘Famous Last Words’ last time round. Lyrically this is familiar territory to what MCR have always done, imploring, “This ain’t a room full of suicides,” giving way to the band’s renewed sense of determination: “We can live forever if you’ve got the time.”

‘The Scarecrow Blues’
This is the best song. A ludicrously gay lighters-aloft Starship style ANTHEM. Except nothing being that simple, it’s buried beneath swathes of thick, filthy crude oil and feedback such that you can barely even hear the vocal. BRAVE.

‘Anytime You Want’
A great big pop song with an irresistible Hall and Oates sheen and very possibly the most memorable chorus on an album not exactly short of them.

‘Destroyah’
Huge tribal goth guitar groove, repeated over and over again like a heavy metal Stone Roses doing something from The Rocky Horror Show, culminating in Gerard screeching the title over and over and over and over again. Insanely heavy, and therefore brilliant.

‘The Kids From Yesterday’
Can’t remember much about this one was cos was still picking self up off the floor after ‘Destroyah’. It’s a bit slow and windswept.

‘Goodnite Dr Death’
And our compere signs off, followed by something so hilarious and brilliant it would be considered a spoiler if we were to reveal it to you now.

‘Vampire Money’
Classic bastard Stooges garage rock, by way of the Tazmanian Devil from Looney Toons. My Chem goof up, freak out, screech off into the sunset. RESULT.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost

ilxor,
do you write whiney/nu-metal erotic fanfic in your spare time?

who's got the (platform) 9 3/4ths? (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

black parade is easily one of my 25 favorite albums of the decade fwiw, ilxor

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

a slight Giorgio Moroder thing going on in the background

THIS BETTER NOT BE BRIT HYPERBOLIZIN

maura, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 01:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol, probably is

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 29 September 2010 01:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

u_u

maura, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 01:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

THOUGHT YOU WAS BATMAN

Okay this song is wonderful.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

dumb spoken word part is dumb and so, so great.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

it sort of sounds like what would happen if manic street preachers acknowledged that every platitude they ever broadcasted was dumb as hell and just embraced that with keyboards.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

SO EXCITED

no szigeti (c sharp major), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

i have the office to myself today! i can listen to Na Na Na as many times as I like!!

no szigeti (c sharp major), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

This song is pretty damn great. Makes me think I should actually go back and listen to more of their stuff. I've never really given them a fair shot.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

listening to three cheers right now, so fucking good

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile (dayo), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

wow, i really like it. i always liked them better when they just made everything seem fun as hell (like teenagers) instead of ridiculously melodramatic*. hopefully the album is in the same vein.

*not that their melodrama is bad, but in long doses (i.e. album form) i can't stomach too much of it.

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah "Teenagers" was the one burst of fast mean fun on the last album that felt like the band I fell in love with on Three Cheers, "Na Na Na" is making me really excited about the prospect that they got their mojo back.

algernod shiplies (some dude), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Teenagers" sounded too much like the Sex Pistols' "Friggin in the Rigging" for me.

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

not instantly loving the 2nd single like "Na Na Na" but this is pretty good:

some dude, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 21:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

the proper video with laser guns, dayglo hair, fast cars and such, looks like something out of an old pre-gorillaz jamie hewlett would have dreamt up.
this is a good thing.
having never paid any attention to the band before, i have to admit the song is great for 5 plays.
just concerned that by the time the album hits it will have become annoying.

mark e, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 10:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

'na na na' is super lame imo but i like the 2nd one

though i did think it was gonna be a cover of berri 'sunshine after the rain' when the first verse started :/

r|t|c, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 11:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

shit "na na na" is WONDERFUL. if they actually sounded like that, i'd buy their records and wear a patch on my jacket. hives + didjits = ! then i listen to "the only hope for me is you" and i'm reminded... brief fan reviews of a few of the songs up there are kinda encouraging though. "Classic bastard Stooges garage rock, by way of the Tazmanian Devil from Looney Toons." okay!

miss danilelle steven and her clitoral stimulator (contenderizer), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 15:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

just found out : comic book look = grant morrison involvement.

no wonder i was hooked within seconds of seeing the visuals.

mark e, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 15:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

"na na na" is WONDERFUL. if they actually sounded like that, i'd buy their records

what does this mean exactly? I mean, "Na Na Na" is their song and it sounds like lots of their other songs, especially on Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, that's what they actually sound like.

some dude, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

^ was kidding, half. only know them through the black parade which does not, for the most part, sound like that. TBP, iirc, sounds like mopey/romantic emo drool, like "the only hope for me is you" (a song that quickly stomped my "na na na" buzz).

miss danilelle steven and her clitoral stimulator (contenderizer), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

should check out three cheers, though. i love the more upbeat punk-pop stuff, and you're not the first to talk it up on this thread.

miss danilelle steven and her clitoral stimulator (contenderizer), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Black Parade was pretty much their "let's pretend we're a completely different band" move, "Na Na Na" is much closer to their 'core sound'

some dude, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

sounding good so far imo

truly blunted rhyme fiend (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

just found out : comic book look = grant morrison involvement.

cool! grant morrison is a fantastic writer. might have to actually buy this album now. :o

marc iv, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 22:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

the proper video with laser guns, dayglo hair, fast cars and such, looks like something out of an old pre-gorillaz jamie hewlett would have dreamt up.
this is a good thing.
having never paid any attention to the band before, i have to admit the song is great for 5 plays.
just concerned that by the time the album hits it will have become annoying.

― mark e, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:37 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

just found out : comic book look = grant morrison involvement.

no wonder i was hooked within seconds of seeing the visuals.

― mark e, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 3:59 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

can i just


thomp, Saturday, 23 October 2010 23:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man, that's some compression.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 23 October 2010 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

new one

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

& this one is a single

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

S.I.N.G. is generic but STILL GREAT power ballad

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm kinda holding out for the whole thing to leak, it's gotta be any day now

deej otm? (some dude), Saturday, 13 November 2010 01:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^^^

swagl (dayo), Saturday, 13 November 2010 01:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Interview at the Quietus. Love this bit:

While rumours of the band splitting can easily be put to rest, some other tags can't be shifted so easily. Danger Days is possibly one of the boldest and most exuberant sheer rock records of 2010, but that won't be enough, you fear, to stop them from being dismissed as emo by the close-minded. Is that frustrating for the band? Because you could argue that using 'emo' as a catch-all term to describe your previous output is a bit of a misnomer anyway, so is…

"Thank you!" says Mikey excitedly, interjecting halfway through the question. "That's awesome…"

Gerard, meanwhile, pauses at length, before revealing: "I guess what bothered me about it, and made me so mad, was that it was lazy. It was such an easy way to take this band that's really special and unique, and give it a tag. Especially to tag it with shit that I abhor. That would infuriate me. So you're saying that what we do - the work we put into this, the 3am nights, the things we sacrificed - is this the same as this fucking record? This fucking band? You're out of your mind if you think these things are remotely close to each other."

"It made it easy to pick out which people are actually journalists and which people just go straight to your Wikipedia page," says Frank.

Back to Mikey: "Some of them will almost have this weird glow in their eyes when they say the word," he says, before impersonating an eager hack. "'I just said it'… it's like they're laying a mine in front of you."

"I don't think Eddie Vedder ever appreciated the word grunge," ponders Gerard, "but I don't think it bothers him anymore because he's still making music. Now granted they've been a band for 20 something years and we've almost been a band for 10, so I'm starting to understand - maybe - how he feels. Like, 'Oh, that crap is gone'. He's not dealing with people saying 'So, you sound like Candlebox, right?'"

All the band break out into laughter, as Gerard adds in disbelief. "Imagine him thinking about that? Fucking Candlebox."

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 November 2010 18:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Decent dudes, imo.

"I am a fairly respected poster." (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 15 November 2010 18:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

S.I.N.G. is generic

this * 10K. it isn't memorable, either. but (a) i'm not a fan of this band and, tbf, (b) the song is better than i expected. there's something distinctively "major-label" about the production/sheen, i think, but i can't put my finger on it (and maybe i'm hearing what i want to hear).

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 15 November 2010 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

wkiw

odd futures I have hyped (dayo), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 00:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

whole album streaming on their site, apparently

 (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 01:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

this feels so so so out of place in 2010 but i love love love it

devendra banfart (jk), Thursday, 18 November 2010 02:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am really happy about this album.

overrated ilx posters i have suggest-banned (c sharp major), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's not perfect but it's pretty consistent. the ballads are kind of meh but scattered enough that you kind of just ignore them and wait for the next big glammy destroya to strike.

devendra banfart (jk), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Picking this up after work tonight, can't wait.

"I am a fairly respected poster." (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am a terrible sucker for everything they do and would pretty much have been satisfied with 'ridiculous album concept, big pop-rock choruses, mandatory song about vampires' and-- it is that! but bigger!

c sharp major, Monday, 22 November 2010 20:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

and more ridiculous!

c sharp major, Monday, 22 November 2010 20:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

and slightly less about vampires.

c sharp major, Monday, 22 November 2010 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah "Vampire Money" isn't really about vampires, it's making fun of the bands on the Twilight soundtracks. love this album!

some dude, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 15:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh awesome i am totally going to listen to this album today

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 July 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

DO IT

swaggy dog story (c sharp major), Thursday, 12 July 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

it will make you happy.

swaggy dog story (c sharp major), Thursday, 12 July 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

thats it isn't it.

not many rock albums make you smile and feel as good as this ..

mark e, Thursday, 12 July 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

listened to "vampire money" three times in a row this morning, cranking the volume a little louder each time. my ears are still ringing. great album.

contenderizer, Thursday, 12 July 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TRUTH!
IS NOW ACCEPTABLE
FAME!
IS NOW INJECTABLE

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 12 July 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

re vampire ..

my fave part is the bass drone at the end (don't get me wrong, the song is a total belter)

the whole album is so crisp and sharp (which for once i really think works .. ), and then at the very end they drop this almighty bass drone at the end as if to say, "yeah, we know .. "

f*ckin' love this album ..

mark e, Thursday, 12 July 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

cranking the volume a little louder each time

post bottle of red wine, this can never be loud enough.

though suspect my kids/neighbours would disagree.

mark e, Thursday, 12 July 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 2 1 WE CAME TO FUCK

pachelbel's emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 July 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

a couple of weeks ago i was in a car with my dad, driving back from the countryside, and put this on and TURNED IT UP and for a little while everything was perfect

swaggy dog story (c sharp major), Thursday, 12 July 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I had a similar experience a month or two ago. Great car music.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 12 July 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

KISS ME YOU ANIMAL

i know your nuts hurt! who's laughing? (contenderizer), Sunday, 16 September 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

am always kinda surprised by the sustained love on this thread since a) i felt a little alone in my enthusiasm for the record at the time, iirc i was one of only a handful of people to vote for it in Pazz & Jop and the only ilxor and b) i haven't really gone back and listened to it as much as other people since then

the show must goon (some dude), Sunday, 16 September 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

thomp, Sunday, 16 September 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

You weren't the only ilxor, I'm pretty sure I voted for it too. I still get a kick out of it.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 September 2012 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh ok cool, dunno your irl name so i wouldn't have known

the show must goon (some dude), Sunday, 16 September 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, no reason you would. Just checked, I voted it #7, between Marnie Stern and Killing Joke. Seems about right.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 September 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I have recently discovered an unexpected love for esp. the last couple of MCR records. That awesome interview upthread made me feel less weird about it.

Simon H., Thursday, 11 October 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

They strike a really great balance btwn sincerity and sneer that reminds me of, well, y'know.

Simon H., Thursday, 11 October 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, i don't know!

some dude, Thursday, 11 October 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Simon H., Thursday, 11 October 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hahah I knew who that would be a photo of.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

So MCR is releasing 10 of the songs that were scrapped during the Danger Days sessions over the next couple of weeks. The first two, "Boy Division" and "Tomorrow's Money," came out today and they are nice and snarly!

http://open.spotify.com/album/2RCPu5qyaDPWIeWdy4WJCU

maura, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's pretty cool to hear! i like most of the songs on this better than the stuff on the proper album, worth checking out for anyone who hasn't heard it:

Victory Goon (some dude), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think i might put this album on literally every time i remember it exists

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

boy division!

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 19:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Boy Division" is good! I'd be happy w/ that as a teaser for a new record.

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 November 2012 23:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

second pair of outtakes is out -- "AMBULANCE" and "Gun." are both great

The Doc Morbama (some dude), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

on cursory first listen the latter seems to stray into quasi-"political" territory, not sure how I feel about this development

Simon H., Monday, 26 November 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

well they shelved it so it's not really a development at this point haha

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 26 November 2012 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I'm just now hearing the DD outtakes on the Mad Gear and Missle Kid EP and they're pretty good!

Tunes on CW vol. 3 are pretty huge.

Simon H., Sunday, 16 December 2012 06:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Gerard put a song on soundcloud under the name 'Danny The Street,' pretty good: http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2012/12/07/my-chemical-romances-gerard-way-releases-punk-track-as-danny-the-street/

some dude, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 13:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

OK on sober listen "The Light Behind Your Eyes" is just too broad/soppy for me. Just a step too far into saccharine. On the other hand "Gun" remains ludicrously catchy, though I imagine they'd be in heaps of trouble had it been a single rather than a c-side.

Simon H., Monday, 24 December 2012 17:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

i like all of these songs a lot but i'm also glad they scrapped them and did danger days instead

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 24 December 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

are these offcuts going to get a physical release at some point ?

mark e, Monday, 24 December 2012 20:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

As some sort of boxset, I think.

Simon H., Monday, 24 December 2012 21:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

number four is out today

maura, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

'kiss that ring' is very QOTSA

maura, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 16:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

thanks for the heads up; #3 was the first set that did nothing for me, those guys really love their boring power ballads

some dude, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 16:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Tim's Continuing Emo Adventures Part Seventeen: my god "Summertime" is just the best thing.

Tim F, Saturday, 5 October 2013 04:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

i am glad you are here with me on this

Dora Viola G. I. de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet Tollemache-Tolle (c sharp major), Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

there is something so natural and easy to the movement of the tune, that radio sweetness

Dora Viola G. I. de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet Tollemache-Tolle (c sharp major), Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

also i will forever love the whole concept's art: http://varnishstudio.com/work/danger-days

Dora Viola G. I. de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet Tollemache-Tolle (c sharp major), Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

after you remove yourself from the drip, the conventional weapons eps are good methadone

乒乓, Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

there is something so natural and easy to the movement of the tune, that radio sweetness

― Dora Viola G. I. de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet Tollemache-Tolle (c sharp major), Saturday, October 5, 2013 12:29 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yes, the movement. The rises and falls in this tune are so seductive.

Tim F, Saturday, 5 October 2013 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

last song

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 03:12 (8 months ago) Permalink

tim "summertime" is my favorite mcr song ugh

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 03:12 (8 months ago) Permalink

the tracklist to the hits comp underlines for me that though they had a solid run of singles, they weren't really a singles band, except for in the Black Parade era, which is funny because that's when they made their most obvious Big Statement Album attempt.

Simon H., Wednesday, 19 February 2014 03:29 (8 months ago) Permalink

'new' song sucks, wish they'd left it at Conventional Weapons

Waluigi Weingarten (some dude), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:41 (8 months ago) Permalink

Yeah it's not great.

Simon H., Wednesday, 19 February 2014 13:27 (8 months ago) Permalink


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