My Chemical Romance
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After abandoning the overwrought emotionalism and gothy melodic-punk formula that brought mainstream interest to 2004’s Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, New Jersey’s My Chemical Romance gave itself a pomp-rock makeover on 2006’s The Black Parade, a concept album about cancer and dying. That epic came complete with a re-imagining of “Bohemian Rhapsody” worked over by emo kids and a cameo by Liza Minnelli, so it comes as no surprise that the band’s latest,Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, is just as ridiculously over the top. This time, the record’s supposedly about a rogue gang of motorcycle-riding rockers that saves the world from evil corporations and environmental disaster in the year 2019. Whatever. For MCR, it’s the same shit, different year.