My Chemical Romance: Perhaps You Have Strong Opinions About Them?

mcr.jpgA few weeks ago, we posted a fairly low-quality MP3 of the new My Chemical Romance single, “Welcome To The Black Parade,” and just sorta let it hang there. It was early on in the game, and we weren’t bothering ourselves with value-added elements like “context” or “opinion.” And frankly, we think that was more than a little bit confusing.

So let’s be clear on one thing: For all our suspicions about MCR in the past–that they were too whiney, that they were emotive, that they needed to stop reading weird manga collections and go outside and get some air–we love this song. In fact, when pressed, we’ll admit that even though we wrote the band off a few years ago, a lot of the songs on Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge turned out to be amazing. “Parade” may be the best thing they’ve ever done, and if you want to laugh at that, fine–but we’re hoping that this is just the beginning of a whole year of MCR flip-flopping.

That said, their videos are still fucking annoying.

My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade (Single Edit) [MP3, link expired]