6. My Chemical Romance, 'Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'
The New Jersey rockers told Rolling Stone that they scrapped an entire album’s worth of back-to-basics material before coming up with the music and concept behind “Danger Days.” Maybe they should’ve stuck to that first record; so far, response to the poppy “Danger Days” has been lukewarm at best, with only 164,000 MCR fans grabbing their copy in the album’s first month of release—75,000 fewer than bought the band’s previous effort, “The Black Parade,” in its first week. A confusing concept (recasting the band as a group of anti-corporate outlaws in the year 2019 who…oh, never mind) and weak lead single (called—no, seriously—“Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)”) probably haven’t helped. Concept aside, it’s actually a pretty fun record—but fans of MCR’s punk/emo heyday seem to be writing them off in growing numbers.