10 Legendary Hard Rock Bands That Have Terrible Debut Albums
Out of all the cringy emo bands making the waves in the early '00s, My Chemical Romance remained the shining light cutting through everything else. Compared to the usual whining pretentiousness that came from every other band of their ilk, MCR had some serious chops backing them up, with The Black Parade and Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge holding their own as classics of the genre.
Just a few years before though, we were looking at a totally different story.
It's hard to really say that about I Brought You My Bullets, considering that not everything on this album is all that bad. While stuff like Headfirst For Halos are still good for what they are, the production and performance here are haphazard at best, with Gerard Way not possessing nearly the same amount of charisma he had in the next few years.
Though there are some tie ins between the story of this album and what would come later on Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, this is one of the few times where the quality music that came afterwards actively hurt this album. I mean, why would you listen to this when their next album did the same thing just 10x better?
For as much as they bucked the trends of their respective genre, this is the one moment where My Chemical Romance actually lived up to their cringy haters' potential.