I did do this dirty, I must admit. I guess after hearing "The Black Parade" and expecting another concept album of such magnitude was too high of a bar. The narrative here is clearly secondary (either that or I'm a moron), with emphasis on a more light-hearted approach. Just let yourself get infected by the energetic instrumentation and sing-along inviting emo-pop choruses.
One issue I still can't overlook is this weird effect in Gerard's voice when he goes into higher notes ... read more