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Jeremy Wentworth

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22 Nov 2010

Wasn't trying to damn your review with faint praise, I just didn't want to only say what I didn't like about the review...but I don't like my last sentence on rereading it, not sure how I would rephrase it but I would. I felt like some of your critiques missed the point of the album (which in and of itself does show one weakness in the album as a whole... were you to say that kids listening to the album would be unlikely to get the imagery.... well then I would agree, I'm just not very sure if they are the audience for this). I wouldn't say that early 30's is "old" but being in my early 30s as well I'm not sure I'd call it young either. Perhaps some of the issue here is that I can personally connect with the music because I'm in a similar place to the artists when they are writing it (probably the same reason why the Smiths never connected deeply with me, wrong place wrong time). It's all subjective, which was what I was trying to say I think, that it's understandable to not particularly like an album but that I felt that your critique missed. Specifically I thought that comparing them to 'fiddy' and the fact that they can't claim first hand xp is missing the fact that they are using the camp to talk about things they are serious about. They just aren't stopping to wink at the camera...well not until Vampire Money at least.

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22 Nov 2010

Of course it's pure cartoon (actually comic...Gerard Way is a graphic novel writer after all). This is a concept album with a entire story and fictional future and the whole thing is a set of set piece for the band to discuss their feelings about the music industry and how difficult it is to be both successful and creative the way things are. The "guns" aren't guns and the "pigs" aren't cops. Did you think that Morrissey was talking about a literal club in "How Soon Is Now?" or did you catch it for the metaphor it was.... same thing going on here (just a bigger metaphor). Also, the MCR guys are in their early 30's and have kids of their own and most of their fan base is in the same age group.... not exactly kiddie music for kids. It's OK to not like something (hey it didn't float your boat, I personally disliked the smiths) and being honest about your personal feelings is a nice touch but at least put in the work of knowing your subject when writing the review.

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