Album Review: My Chemical Romance – Danger Days by amig910

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Danger Days or Danger Day: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys was the fourth and final album for the band My Chemical Romance. It was released on 20 November 2010 and sold over one million copies all around the world. The genres on this album are alternative rock, pop punk, power pop, pop rock and electronic rock.

When I listen to Danger Days the songs to me are more joyful than other My Chemical Romance albums. Some of the tracks sound more sci-fi and pop but I know that there are some songs or parts of songs that contain the pop rock feeling.

Even though the album took a different turn to other albums, the tracks are good to dance to when you are in a club. Out of all the songs in this album my favourite would have to be Party Poison’. This song has a pop feeling and is rock sounding – it is not hard to dance to.

Album Review: My Chemical Romance – Danger Days

Even though Danger Days doesn’t feel like one, it is a concept album. The album tells a story about the lives of ‘Killjoys’ and how they live in post-apocalyptic California in the year 2019. There are four main characters of this album who are: Party Poison (Gerard Way), Jet Star (Ray Toro), Fun Ghoul (Frank Lero) and Kobra Kid (Mikey Way). These characters are Killjoys and are fighting against an evil corporation. The setting of Danger Days is a reference to Ridley Scott’s famous film, Blade Runner.

Danger Days or Danger Day: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is creative final album by My Chemical Romance. The album is very catchy and you can’t help but dance to it. Since fans loved the album, a comic book was written by the lead singer Gerard Way and was called ‘The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’. The comic takes place after Danger Days and has 6 volumes.