Album of the Week: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade Is Dead!

With MCR playing a reunion show in December, I thought it appropriate that one of their live albums be my Album of the Week. I chose The Black Parade Is Dead! for a couple of reasons, including the fact that I love The Black Parade anyway, and also that I saw them on that tour!

Playlist Challenge, Day 795

Oomph! — “Labyrinth”

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day One

Marilyn Manson — “This is Halloween,” from the album/soundtrack Nightmare Revisited (2008).

How could I not start the week off with this classic? I chose Manson’s version, as it’s my favorite, but here are two alternates you might enjoy!

Panic! at the Disco

Broken Peach

Album of the Week: Nightmare Revisited

It’s the week of Halloween! This is the perfect time to bring your attention to 2008’s Nightmare Revisited, a collection of Danny Elfman songs — composed for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas — reimagined by contemporary artists such as Marilyn Manson, Flyleaf, and Korn.