Greatest Hits: My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade (2006)
For the month of July we're playing the hits! We turned to all our friends on Patreon and asked them to pick their favourite episodes of CHP - and they have spoken! Coming in third place, we hope you enjoy listening through My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade.
In the most-anticipated episode of Columbia House Party yet, Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy dive into My Chemical Romance’s ambitious rock opera The Black Parade. A follow-up to their breakthrough album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, The Black Parade takes the MCR aesthetic up several notches and leans into a dark, quirky, ultimately redemptive single-story arc about The Patient. The album was a much bigger commercial success than some may remember, leading to a great deal of conversation around emo culture and some disturbingly laughable claims from mainstream UK media. Find out more about Gerard Way’s intentions with the album, how fans rallied as a community around it, and what this moment in music helped accomplish for the discussion around mental health in this week’s podcast.
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