I'm a huge fan of My Chemical Romance. With that said, I was never a fan of this album until now. I was very very very skeptical to buy this because like many of us now, we download music for free. I had some songs like Headfirst for Halos and Vampires Will Never Hurt You on my Ipod, but I sort of overlooked this album and focused on Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge and The Black Parade. Listening to it now, I see what I missed.
This album is great. There is something for everyone, whether you like the fast temperamental angst-filled songs like Our Lady Of Sorrows, Cubicles, or Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us, or slower morbid songs like Early Sunsets Over Monroeville or Demolition Lovers, and one song that combines fast and slow - Vampires Will Never Hurt You. And the obsession with death, blood, violence, and revenge is apparent on this album, which is kind of a neat precursor to what followed on later albums such as Three Cheers and The Black Parade.
This is an album that fans of My Chemical Romance should want in their collection. I'm glad I have it in mine.