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No.143 JANUARY 2011

“Nothing is worse than contrived rock ‘n’ roll –

if it becomes a theatre act you might as well put a bullet in your head.”

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4 THE NOISE We bring you the latest news on the Rock Sound Exposure Tour and a track-by-track listing of the exclusive FF5 Christmas CD as given away for free with this month’s issue. Oh yeah, and we’re giving you the chance to win Airbourne goodies and Rock Band for your Wii, My Passion / Cry Wolf Gang clobber and Cutsie Doll art and accessories. Happy Crimbo!

12 RSVP Got something you’d like to share? Of course you do! We share your emails, tweets and pictures. Also, we put your problems to You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi.

14 The Top 75 Albums Of The Year 2010 has been an epic year for new releases, so how did MCR fare against A Day To Remember? What was better, Deftones or Dillinger? Here’s our countdown of this year’s best albums. Win!

24 MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE After ‘The Black Parade’ things looked uncertain for New Jersey’s finest, but Gerard and co are back on the right path now…

33 A YEAR IN REVIEW We take a look back at 2010 and bring you a month-by-month guide of bands that rocked our world, present our own Rock Sound awards and show off a selection of never-before-seen snaps. You know, just to tie the year up nicely.

72 REVIEWS All the latest releases in music, DVD and books reviewed and rated, including: The Damned Things, Destine, The Chariot, Intronaut and much more.

84 LIVE The hottest gigs from around the world reviewed, including Paramore, Stone Sour, Damnation, Parkway Drive, Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin, The Gaslight Anthem and literally loads more. Also, find out what Devil Sold His Soul have to say about touring in Russia and the UK.

99 THE FESTIVE LAST WORD Four Year Strong’s Dan O’Connor and Alan Day give us a little insight into the spirit of Christmas to end the year in a festive mood. NY’ HALL OF FAME [3]