My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade was featured in Jay Lustig’s favorite albums of the decade. The article over at NJ.com lists his 20 favorite albums in chronological order. The Black Parade is the 8th album listed.
“The Black Parade,” My Chemical Romance (2006). This Essex County-based rock band attempted to do something grand on this album, and succeeded. Influenced by Queen, and Green Day’s “American Idiot,” they piled layers of instrumentation on top of their explosive punk-emo songs without losing focus.