New Jersey screamo emo punkband My Chemical Romance was often compared to Thursday on their debut from 2002,but on "3 cheers for sweet revenge" with MCR which is produced by Howard Benson - the band shows a more melodic side to their fast and agressive punk rock. Take away the screamo parts and put in some powerpop tendencies in the songs and you?ll have the new 2004 effort with MCR, Howard Benson has really helped out with the vocal arrangements and gave the band a big sound that makes this album a real pleasure to listen to. Do you have Thrice,AFI and Story of the year in your collection?!, well then I suggest you get "3 Cheers....." too coz MCR are playing with the big boys now! "The ghost of you" is a beautiful but agressive tune,a quite odd side to this Emo influenced punk rock I must say and "The jetset life is gonna kill you" sounds like it could be be a Depswa composition-great song! Opening track "Helena" has some major hit potential with melodies that will make your day anytime - just dont forget to play it LOUD!!!,singer Gerard Way has lots of feeling and the main reason why this band is sooooo good......truly a strong contender for the Top 20 album list of 2004.