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Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
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Based on 5 reviews
2004 Ratings: #178 / 398
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Based on 958 ratings
2004 Ratings: #12
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Alternative Press
The disc, which opens with Gerard Way’s breathlessly compelling delivery of the mournful “Helena,” holds up as a cohesive collection of tracks that skirt the line between pop-punk and edgy, theatrical emo.

The beauty in Three Cheers lies in that mutability: It took the quotidian drama of suburban kids and blew it up into a life-or-death soap opera. Instead of digging its heels further into the pressures of adolescence, the album attempted to transcend them; in a world of Judy Blumes, it read like Stephen King.


There's no question of Reprise's high hopes for My Chemical Romance and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. But its accessibility pays tribute to anger and bullet holes in black leather.

Rolling Stone

Sweet Revenge has the same shout-along choruses, speedy drums and horror themes that fueled Glenn Danzig's old outfit, but it also adds cool metal licks and a sneaky sense of humor.

The thing is, you have to take the album for what it is. It's slightly dark, slightly violent, slightly weird pop punk, that tries to be unique, but is generic all the same.
goes hard in the motherfucking guyliner
Fast. Intense. Groovy. Big. Overbearing. Exciting. And goddamn entertaining. That's really all you need for a review. Listen to it.

Favorite Jams: Hang Em High, You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison, To the End

Lest Favorite: Interlude
This thing is 15 years old and I must give it a hug for getting me into hard rock. It's still one of my, if not my favorite in that genre.

Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge is such a heavy, emotional rush that's super addicting. Every track is a banger, with the closing track resonating especially well.
This album subjugates pure electric energy. It is riveting from start to finish, keeping it's energy at an 11 for the whole duration. This album is full of exuberance and is one of the most fun rock albums, period. It is so unbelievably great from start to finish in a way that most rock, or any album for that matter fails to achieve. The album is often overlooked because of the awful crowd this album attracts, but if you can look past that you will find a gem.

Favorite Tracks: Every Single ... read more
Pretty good for what it is. Just me personally I don't really connect to them as well as other people do and I get that.
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Added on: January 31, 2013