I used to be one of those people who just laughed their ass off at how emo My Chemical Romance was, without even listening to them. Then I gave them a try and now I can assuredly say that their music is emotional, angsty, whiny and loud. The band has been known to describe their music as "violent, dangerous pop" which may be very accurate; the band is very self centered in their emotions which they whore out to the masses. The quintessential reality of the matter is that My Chemical Romance is very good at appealing to their massive audience, which requires that they be good at faking emotions.
Some people enjoy their music and others don't. But it all comes down to My Chemical Romance giving impressionable children a bandwagon to ride on and a bad name to people who they are trying to be like. Common misconceptions are "goth", "punk" and "hardcore". The zeitgeist of their bandwagon combined with the lack of intelligence of many of their younger fans can result in misunderstandings, misgivings and ultimately: misinfluences.
They may even be listening to the secret musical genre "emo".
Yes, Mikey and Gerard are brothers. Singles so far: "honey this mirror isn't bing enough for the two of us", "vampires will never hurt you", "I'm not okay, I promise", "Helena".
Please look into them before being asswipes. I'm not okay doesn't do them justice (not that it's not good) but.. if you want to hear a real MCR song listen to something like " Thank you for the venom" or "our lady of sorrows" or something like that to get a better idea of their sound.
I saw them in october (04') and they were amazing.
Their other singles include 'Vampires Will Never Hurt You', 'Honey This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us,' and 'The Ghost of You' which was leaked on the internet before the release date. A fourth single from their latest album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, is planned in the Band's future. As of now, the next single could possibly be 'You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison' or 'Cemetary Drive'.
They currently have 5 members: Mikey Way, Gerard Way, Bob Bryar, Frank Iero, and Ray Toro.
My Chemical Romance has 2 albums out currently (I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love and Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge). A third album is due to be recorded sometime in the winter.
They are currently finishing up headlining the Warped Tour and will begin their first headlining tour of the USA and a couple of UK dates in the fall.
Judging from most interviews the band has participated in, their music is difficult to classify, but can be classified as "Violent Pop-Rock".
If you don't like My Chemical Romance, then just don't listen to them (and if you don't like them, what are you doing looking this up?)