Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

"Welome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance

An audacious, goofy and insanely catchy attempt at merging Bohemian Rhapsody and Born to Run into a rock opera about... I don't know. There's a concept here, but it's not meant for me or anyone else who makes regular contributions to a 401k. Instead Black Parade is one of those signal songs that announce an Us vs. Them moment in the generational divide. The good news is that you don't have to get the meaning or feel the feelings to appreciate the brilliant hiccups of the melody or the depth of feeling in Gerard Way's vocal.