Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance (2006)
In the year that I discovered The Decemberists, a goth punk band made one of the best concept albums I had ever heard. It had story, it had killer production (by Rob Cavallo, no less!)..... hell, it had Liza Minelli! The first single is a fine tribute to the symphonic rock of Queen, with tempo changes, orchestral swells and lyrics not often heard over the speakers in a Hot Topic store. They are releasing the followup in November, and I am eagerly anticipating something equally brilliant. Don't disappoint me guys, I've talked you up a lot, and I would hate to lose face!