My Chemical Romance
Released: 6th September 2004.
My Chemical Romance have the confidence and ignorance of all indie greats, but they carry it off in an elegant and stylish way.
Lead singer Gerard Way carries us through the 13 song epic, telling us the story of a girl (Helena) who is murdered by her husband on her wedding day. Whether there is any truth within this story, I do not know, but Gerard spins this tale with immense conviction and, what feels like, first hand emotion, prime example of that being "Ghost Of You" and "Helena".
The album itself is full of epic emo anthems, such as "It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Deathwish", "Thank You For The Venom" or hard hitting, punch packed, energy filled short-lengths such as "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison", the lead single "I'm Not Okay" and "Give Em Hell, Kid."
As an album, it swims along and never a dull moment occurs, but as far as singles go, there are very few choices.