The slate of albums that will be rolling out over the next few months is both heavy and exciting, featuring a bunch of hotly-anticipated debuts, a healthy dose of returning superstars and a handful of make-or-break comebacks. While the premiere of Kanye West's new 35-minute short film "Runaway" stoked the flames of excitement over his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the real excitement appears to be surrounding the new release from My Chemical Romance. In a poll presented on Thursday (October 7), the band's new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (their first since 2006's stellar The Black Parade) took home first place in a heated contest that ended up being two-horse race between themselves and (of all people) Susan Boyle.
MCR ended up taking home a whopping 62 percent of the total vote, earning them the top spot in the final tally. Boyle (whose second album, a holiday-themed collection called The Gift, features covers of songs by Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen) grabbed herself 36 percent of the vote for a solid second place finish. Apparently only fans of Boyle and My Chemical Romance got truly excited, as there is a massive chasm between second place and the rest of the pack. West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy came in third, grabbing about one percent of the vote. Everybody else — Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Nelly, Cee-Lo and Kid Rock — took in less than one percent (and finished in that order). That's not to say there's no excitement surrounding those albums, but it's clear that the My Chemical Romance fans are both itching for more product and vocal about their excitement. (That shouldn't be surprising, especially considering how well MCR did in the fan-driven Musical March Madness competition.)
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is scheduled to hit stores on November 22. In the meantime, the band is about to release a video for the album's first single "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" (no, seriously, that's the entire title) and should have more surprises in store in the coming months.