Commonly abbreviated MCR or shortened to My Chem, fans of the American rock band My Chemical Romance from around the world are rejoicing. The band is officially back together and it means more music is soon to follow.
Much of MCR’s music is centered around death. They often start with the end and dream about what comes after. Their 2002 debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, illustrated their ambition and vast influences. Their 2004 major-label debut, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge with Reprise Records bagged them their first platinum status.
However, the most iconic of all was their 2006 concept album, The Black Parade, which was certified double platinum in the United States and United Kingdom. MCR experimented with more themes of mortality than ever before and lead vocalist / founder member Gerard Way revealed his beliefs and understanding of the afterlife in this album. Their their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, released in 2010 also did good, though it cannot be considered as good as their previous ones.
The band announced their split up in 2013, a month after the release of their last album. Being one of the most innovative glam-rock bands of the millenium, we axiously wait to see where they take us in the future, now that they are back. Until then, here’s our “Three Cheers” to The Very Best Of: My Chemical Romance.