Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2004 Ratings: #94 / 458
User Score
2004 Rank: #17All Time: #421
Liked by 806 people
June 8, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Reprise / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Alternative Press
The disc, which opens with Gerard Way’s breathlessly compelling delivery of the mournful β€œHelena,” 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.

70
Sputnikmusic
Emo/Punk/Goth/Rock band overcome average musicianship & similar pacing to improve on debut by adding impressive vocals & hooks that show potential for crossover appeal.
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.

ElectricMess
90

goes hard in the motherfucking guyliner

barcooper
85

Better than The Black Parade? (Oh yeah).

Right after I listened to The Black Parade, this album has been on my radar considering that some fans think this is the band's magnum opus, even though it's not necessarily the popular opinion. But honestly, I have to agree on this one. It clicked with me way harder on the very first listen, and it actually made me appreciate the band.

This is My Chemical Romance's sophomore album, released in 2004, two years after their controversial debut ... read more

PipePanic
100

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

theletterj
100

really not a lot to say it just sounds really awesome

SkelSteve
94

Three cheers for this album.

invadercarbon
NR

Kinda ruined my life but it’s good

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