Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2004 Ratings: #163 / 413
User Score
2004 Ratings: #16
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
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.
82
Pitchfork

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.

80
AllMusic

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.

80
Kerrang!

Though TCFSR doesn’t quite set MCR apart from today’s screamo crop (it sits rather comfortably between releases from AFI and Avenged Sevenfold), it’s nevertheless a fine, thrilling mix of sounds and ideas from a band with the potential to go deep and far.

60
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.

50
Sputnikmusic
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.
ElectricMess
90

goes hard in the motherfucking guyliner

PipePanic
96

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

TehSniper_143
90

“Three Cheers” is a massive step-up compared to “Bullets” on all fronts. From the production being 10x more slick and kicked up compared to the LoFi-ed mess that most tracks were on the last album. Gerards vocals sound so much better on here, as he now has that control on his voice that really made their material special in the first place. Then we have the lyrics on here, and while I definitely don’t exactly think the lyrics are the strongest out there, i mean ... read more

Azeroys
99

The embodiment of emo in the early 2000s, absolutely timeless

90

Somehow the love for Black Parade made me neglect listening to this. It's pretty great.

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Added on: January 31, 2013