- Summary: My Chemical Romance's latest release -- four years after the last album -- reveals a slightly different sound and style for the band while keeping its recognizable emo meets rock-and-roll spirit.
- Record Label: Reprise
- Genre(s): Emo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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Dec 14, 2010Rock'n'roll used to be about greatness, about escape and heroes. Once, you could get lost in an album, entangled in its world. It's been a long time since that has been the case. Danger Days...will change that.[13 Nov 2010, p.50]
Apr 16, 2013What turned out to be the final album released by MCR happens to be their finest. This time instead of "emo" and death this is a power pop record that actually works considering who made it. The narrative is, as always, ridiculous; but what do you expect from a man who writes comic books when not writing music? Either way the story works for most of the album, but the songs also work as individual pieces and once again the instrumentation is brilliant and the use of synthesisers creates a few lively party songs (see Planetary (GO!)) and actually makes the album impressive. This is a perfect record, although some would claim The Black Parade to be superior on many levels, this is MCR's greatest achievement in their career.… Expand
Nov 22, 2010Blown Away. That pretty much sums up my reaction to this album. To be honest I was not expecting such a well-rounded, brilliant album. But they delivered. Hands Down.
The Only Hope For Me Is You
This album thoroughly deserves a 10/10. Right up there with the Black Keys as best album of the year… Expand
Nov 24, 2010Regardless of how much I love a guy with insomniac eyes and a funerary demeanor, gone are the days of MCR with lank black hair, bulletproof vests, and weepy breakup songs, and here are the days of leather junker jackets, comic-book colors, and kick-your-ass rock suitable even for people who own no black clothing and have never worn eyeliner.
With Danger Days, the guys have successfully steered way clear of the emo that people took so much exception to in '05 and have come back swinging with one of the first genuine rock albums we've seen since Linkin Park's Meteora - not to mention a visual concept that'll knock your socks off.
In terms of lyricism and general musical maturity, My Chem has hit their peak form with Danger Days and brought us a truly enjoyable album that drags them back from the precipice of being doomed to a highschool audience forever - a precipice on which they had been teetering dangerously for some time.
Mar 15, 2013Not surprisingly, MCR change their style in every new job, because obviously no exception.
Perhaps for many, especially the fans, not like this new work,
because they are not at all similar to comparison of The Black Parade, taking ortho ground in the sound, with less hard and more electronic.
This may disappoint many MCR fans because we've never seen that style, if there are songs that still has the hard sound that characterizes them, but as I said, went to a new realm of sound.
There is nothing wrong and is more than good, does not disappoint us but we must admit that we prefer hard and emotional style they have always had and hope that in future work to impress us again with better thematic and emotion in the sound.… Expand
Nov 24, 2010I love this upbeat MCR album; Its not emo like thier other album but its a really good album i love it. The songs are so good on this album. This album contains alot of good songs. I like the new mcr more. This band made too many dark songs i think it was time for them to make more happy songs. One of the best rock album of 2010… Expand
Nov 26, 2010After MCR announced earlier this year that they were coming out with a new album, I made it top priority on my music list for 2010. This album gives a Chemical Romance scent, but something about it doesn't smell right. The assertiveness and gloomy lyrics appear to be missing on all fronts during the course of Danger Days, MCR showing that they really wanted to make a rock album; probably to try killing an image they never wanted to begin with. It's kind of sad though. MCR really is the cream of the crop when it comes to droopy, careless ballads. I would have loved to see MORE of that perfected in Danger Days. The lyrics and message are all good things in Danger Days -- but the delivery, and presentation are below the Black Parade.… Expand
May 4, 2011I like the music.. but the voice is just unbearable. Sorry, MCR. I will never be your fan. No matter how these pseudo "artistic" clips are, I just do not take it. Why should be a music album be designed like a comic book? OK, OK, Gerard Way draws comics. But there is one big BUT. It just does not belong together. It is a funny concept, but nothing more. And once again about the voice - I dislike it. It is clean, but harsh. Not very pleasant to hear. It is in a frequency that tears my ears. I am sorry for giving 1 point, but I have to.… Expand
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