Top 10 Ways My Chemical Romance is Better Than Linkin Park

The Top Ten

1 My Chemical Romance has superior lyricism

In a way, you could kind of say that My Chemical Romance takes magic out of a rusty well. They don't seem to be particularly original or captivating, but their little details and adjustments they make to metaphors and imagery make them so much more powerful. Linkin Park is that rusty well, never breaking new ground for the genre. I won't say that their unoriginality cripples them ALL the time, but it does mostly. - WonkeyDude98

Oh god, battle of the two emo but not emo bands! Who do I support? Well, I gave The Black Parade a 12, something only 4 albums have achieved, and 1 has topped. And I gave The Hunting Party a -3. Take that for what you will... - ProPanda

If this were 2013 me I would blindly say to each point that it's wrong. But this is 2017 me and 2017 me says, cool list dude. - cjWriter1997

Some of their songs literally saved my life. Also, LP might be good but they could never have crafted the compelling story and grandiose feel of The Black Parade.

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2 My Chemical Romance has better instrumentals

Is this is the best reason you had? - BoredJeff02

"Borderline perfection"
There's such thing as subjectivity, you know that, right? - NikBrusk

I'm in my county's band/orchestra/whatever (I'm that good), and I think our director put it best:

"No one wants to listen to a concert of only loudness. That would be boring. And they would walk out with their ears bleeding."

Though in this case it's not just about concerts. - WonkeyDude98

3 My Chemical Romance successfully takes on much greater risks

My Chemical Romance has gone to hell and back to keep their music interesting. They secluded themselves in a haunted mansion as inspiration while recording "The Black Parade", an album that almost could not be more sonically different from Three Cheers, and they completely changed up their style again for Danger Days. Linkin Park's albums are all typically non-adventurous and safe, which is most likely why they have declined in popularity so much. The most notable "switch up" they have done was A Thousand Suns, which was widely panned as merely a sellout effort. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

What greater risks? People claim Linkin Park are sellouts when My Chemical Romance is kind of sell out like all of their albums sound nearly identical. - BoredJeff02

You clearly haven't listened to any of their albums. They have an "emo" album, a hard rock album, a glam/punk rock album, and an alternative rock album. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

I mean, Linkin Park's new song is slightly trap-inspired, is there anything more I need to say? - WonkeyDude98

4 Gerard Way is a far better front man than Chesterfield Bennington

Gerard has far more charisma, vocal ability, and stage presence than Chester. Also, no homo, but Gerard is far better looking to boot. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

Gerard has more vocal ability? Did he scream for 17 uninterrupted seconds straight in a song and pull off that very scream three times live? - NikBrusk

Opinion and reason are two different things... - BoredJeff02

Lol, I just realized I added "Field" to his name for some reason. My phone's autocorrect is the death of me. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

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5 My Chemical Romance has left a greater legacy

People still remember and obsess over My Chemical Romance even though they released their final album over 6 years ago, and many newer Rock acts cite them as a main influence. It seems as though as the band ages, they become more and more influential. Linkin Park has consecutively declined in popularity since their debut and nowadays are looked upon by most as "Just another lame nu-metal band from the early 2000's". - TheEvilNuggetCookie

My Chemical Romance quit while they were ahead, I think that's why they are still influential to this day. These days the only people that sound like Linkin Park are...well...I would make a joke about Linkin Park ripping off themselves, but I don't even think that's accurate. - WonkeyDude98

By legacy do you mean them being just like another emo band and splitting up in like 10 years? - BoredJeff02

"Linkin Park is looked upon by most as just another lame Nu metal band from the early 2000s'".
Well, maybe that's why they have very successful albums and have hundreds if not thousands of fans attending their concerts and are still making music to this day. - NikBrusk

I never implied that they didn't have those things, I implied that people care about them less and less as time goes by, which is evident by both their popularity and sales. Their newest albums don't even go gold while Hybrid Theory went diamond. Granted it was easier to sell albums back then, that's still a massive decline. My Chemical Romance has been broken up for 4 years and hasn't released an album in nearly 7 yet they are still just as talked about and loved as they were 10 years ago. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

6 My Chemical Romance is more creative

My Chemical Romance made an album about a couple that ends up getting murdered in a desert, then another album about the male partner making a deal with Satan in purgatory to bring him a thousand evil men. Then they made an album about a cancer patient joining The Black Parade of death and facing his demons. Then an album about a post-apocalyptic world in 2019. Linkin Park has never done anything that insane, thought out, or creative. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

No not really. - BoredJeff02

7 My Chemical Romance pays more attention to band members

In interviews and performances, Frank, Ray, Mikey, and Bob are always just as involved as and treated equally to Gerard. Dave, Rob, Joe, & Brad are often shoved to the back and are not very present as Chester and Mike hog the glory. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

Maybe that's why Rob had his own drum solo part in Bleed It Out in various concerts and Brad had a ton of guitar solos. Oh wait... - NikBrusk

Linkin Park pays just as much attention to their other band members it's not just Chester and Mike, Mr. Hahn has a few instrumentals, Brad does guitar solo's, Rob has his drum solo's so invalid argument is invalid. - BoredJeff02

I've (sadly) listened to Linkin Park more actively than My Chemical Romance. Mainly because I hate myself.

So why have I not figured out the other's band names by now? Forgetting that they've been making more electronic music for the past half a decade and no one's said anything. - WonkeyDude98

8 The Black Parade is better than Hybrid Theory

Hybrid Theory is beyond interchangeable even by the standards of nu-metal. - WonkeyDude98

That seems more of a opinion than a reason. - BoredJeff02

These are both bands' "signature" albums. On both a sonic and artistic level, HT can't even hold a candle to TBP. The Black Parade is such a dark, emotional, well thought-out masterpiece of a Rock album that a mediocre nu-metal album just can't compete with. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

I used to kinda disagree with this point, but I decided to relisten to The Black Parade and honestly I find it better than Hybrid Theory.

keep in mind I love both of these albums - wrests

9 My Chemical Romance is more critically acclaimed

Even over a decade later, many music magazines and websites cite The Black Parade and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge as two of the most influential and stunning albums of the new Millennium. Linkin Park has steadily declined in both sales and recognition through the years. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

Really? You're kidding right? This is some pretty trash reasoning right here. That's like saying Nicki Minaj and Meghan Trainor are better than Iced Earth and Damageplan because they got more critical acclaim and radio play. If there's one thing I hate, it's when people hate or like one thing because the media says it's bad or good. - NikBrusk

Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj both get panned by critics. Their albums and songs are constantly on worst lists. What are you talking about "critical acclaim"? They are two of the most despised acts in modern music. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

How is this a valid reason? - BoredJeff02

To be absolutely fair...Rae Sremmurd and Post Malone have gotten critical acclaim.

Maybe not on YouTube (a lot), but still. - WonkeyDude98

10 My Chemical Romance had better concerts

My Chemical Romance had the most insane and artistic tours of the 21st century. On The Black Parade tour they dressed up in marching band outfits and pretended to be a completely different band called The Black Parade and they performed the entire album top to bottom, and then came back out and performed other songs as My Chemical Romance. Linkin Park pretty much has just repeated the same tour over and over again for every album, just with different songs. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

Not a legitimate reason. - BoredJeff02

It sort of is, - WonkeyDude98

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11 Gerald is hotter than Chester

I understand this isn't a "real" reason, but it had to be said... - ProPanda

"Gerald" - TheEvilNuggetCookie

Lol. Best reason right here jk jk - cjWriter1997

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