I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love

My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2002 Ratings: #155 / 191
User Score
Based on 334 ratings
2002 Ratings: #85
Liked by 10 people
July 23, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Eyeball / Label
Post-Hardcore / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound
This record’s undeniable fragmentation is displayed in the fact that every song can happily stand alone and be played on repeat - but only if you wish to attain the same level of mental torture and distress that MCR are clearly at.
70
Alternative Press

I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is a relatively makeshift album, with moments that feel almost haphazard, but some of that chaotic sensibility lends the album—most of which was produced by Thursday’s Geoff Rickly—its charm.

60
The Guardian
Nil points for urban credibility, then, but top marks for self-absorbed "emo" angst, as set out on this debut.
50
AllMusic

I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love falls short of exceptional, but it's a noteworthy, generally respectable debut for the New Jersey combo.

40
Sputnikmusic
Poor production, lack of refinement & inconsistent vocals make it difficult to hear the ambition & potential contained deep within.
louisomahoney
0
Yep, thats right. The only album that deserves a 0/100, from the same guys who made the black parade and three cheers for sweet revenge, I'm not joking. I am being serious, serious, this is putrid. Please delete this album from your history of existing Mr. Gerard Way and I will officially say that you're band is perfect, here's an offer.

edit: My Chemical Romance, the rock-opera, noise-rock, hard-rock and "emo"-rock band, you know the one that made so many classics in their full ... read more
Docky
99
Bullets is raw, it's aggressive, Gerard's vocals are rough and the album is very messy and feels more like a garage demo...and those are all positives stfu.
Happyface143
20
I'm still trying to understand how they go from this Crap to Three Cheers. Wow!
Best and ONLY good song is: Demolition Lovers (fight me)
Honey, This Mirror...would be amazing if they had redone it, actually this whole album would be better if they redone it.
HoodieBraden
60
You can clearly hear signs of a fantastic emo band trying to find their distinctive sound here, but the final product is just too messy and all-over-the-place to really consider it as a memorable record. Tracks like "Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us" and "Our Lady of Sorrows" were definite highlights for me. However, they weren't strong enough to carry the entire record over into "GOOD" territory. MCR's rough debut is simply...decent.

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KiteMan
60
I really think that this album could have been a lot better if they hadn’t recorded it while Gerard had a fucking dental abscess. This is just really messy, and not in a good way. Honey This Mirror and Vampires Will Never Hurt You are amazing tracks and the vocal high point, and seemingly the only well-produced tracks. Drowning Lessons and Headfirst For Halos are produced okay, and Drowning Lessons has some great guitar riffs, but is overall unimpressive. Headfirst For Halos used to be my ... read more
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Track List

  1. Romance
  2. Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us
  3. Vampires Will Never Hurt You
  4. Drowning Lessons
  5. Our Lady of Sorrows
  6. Headfirst for Halos
  7. Skylines and Turnstiles
  8. Early Sunsets Over Monroeville
  9. This Is the Best Day Ever
  10. Cubicles
  11. Demolition Lovers
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Added on: April 23, 2014