I found Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys to be a
huge disappointment. Given, The Black Parade is a hard album to follow,
but they could have done ten times better with this
For starters, they drastically changed their sound. They went from their familiar, alternative rock (some would say "emo") sound, to something more along the lines of pop-rock. It does work for them, it just doesn't work well.
The only songs I really enjoyed on this album were "Sing" and "The Only Hope For Me Is You". There's no real reason for "Sing", its just catchy. "The Only Hope For Me Is You" is both catchy, and sweet. When you hear, "Can I be the only hope for you? Because you're the only hope for me.", can you really take it any other way except thinking its the sweetest thing ever?
No offense to the Killjoys (MCR fans), but how can you like this album so much? I personally was seriously disappointed with it, I expected so much more out of them. They hyped the album so much, it got delayed for a few years due to health problems with Gerard Way, and members trying to leave the band.
From the time I heard, "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" I knew the album wasn't going to impress me. To me, its a cheesy song, and pointless really. The lyrics didn't impress me one bit, neither did the beat.
Interestingly, though I didn't totally care for the song much at all, the last
track on the album, "Vampire Money", was the band's reaction to being asked to do a song for the Twilight film, New Moon. Gerard Way said that the
reason the song was on the album was because, "There's a lot of people chasing
that fucking money. 'Twilight'? A lot of people around us were like, 'Please,
for the love of God, do this fucking movie.' But we moved on."
I am sorry to say, I don't think this album is worth buying at all. I give it two stars, just because it does have a couple good songs. If you want to hear good My Chemical Romance music, listen to The Black Parade. That is truly a good album. Danger Days is not.
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