Despite Warner’s best efforts–strict quotas on who could hear it before its Oct. 24 release date, fake names and industrial-strength copy protection on the few CDs that did get shipped out –My Chemical Romance’s new album, The Black Parade, made its way to Idolator’s hard drive earlier this afternoon. Chin up, Warner: The Thursday before the record’s release date is actually a long time for a dam to finally break, so you guys should feel pretty okay about yourselves.
We’re still digesting the white-powdered pomp that’s all over this album, but we do know one thing: It’s a shame that the stomping, shaking “Teenagers” wasn’t around when we did the T. Rex Cover-Song Showcase Showdown a few weeks back. It would have killed.
My Chemical Romance – Teenagers [MP3, link expired]
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