Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys The glammy, gloomy band’s 2006 opus The Black Parade was nearly the emo American Idiot . They never took to being that genre’s sweethearts, though,… Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys The glammy, gloomy band’s 2006 opus The Black Parade was nearly the emo American Idiot . They never took to being that genre’s sweethearts, though,… 2010-11-22 My Chemical Romance Rock
Music Review

Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (2010)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 22, 2010; Lead Performance: My Chemical Romance; Genre: Rock

The glammy, gloomy band’s 2006 opus The Black Parade was nearly the emo American Idiot. They never took to being that genre’s sweethearts, though, so this is a clean break: synthed-up anthems suited for the car, not the coffin. Trouble is, they were better at Alice Cooper excess, and the album’s concept — cartoon band battles evil corporation — never coheres. There’s no there there, emotional or otherwise. B–

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Originally posted Nov 17, 2010 Published in issue #1130 Nov 26, 2010 Order article reprints