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Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy

Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Island - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 15/04/2013 - 602537352111, 602537331086

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published 07/10/2013 | writeallnight
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Pro "My Song's Know What You Did in the Dark" is a really great song!
Cons A lot of the songs are just 'okay'.
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"Could've been a lot better."

This is Fall Out Boy's 2013 album, and I can most definitely hear some of their older music in here as well, but at the same time, I feel they have gone more mainstream in their music, to be honest, since their older stuff. I can understand that, given that they want more money out of their career, and I do think their music is good. I just feel it is a shame that they are now so much more mainstream than they used to be, aiming their music more at pop lovers, as opposed to their more punkier sound that they started out with, with Folie a Deux.

1. "The Phoenix"
2. "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
3. "Alone Together"
4. "Where Did the Party Go"
5. "Just One Yesterday" (featuring Foxes)
6. "The Mighty Fall" (featuring Big Sean)
7. "Miss Missing You"
8. "Death Valley"
9. "Young Volcanoes"
10. "Rat a Tat" (featuring Courtney Love)
11. "Save Rock and Roll" (featuring Elton John)

The first song on this album, "Phoenix", immediately screams 'pop' to be honest. It still has that FOB feel that other songs have had by them. It does still sound like them. But it has a distinctive pop feel to it as well, which was somewhat disappointing for me. I like the song, it just isn't quite like their older style, which I did prefer. I feel that this song is quite repetitive for an opening song as well. The chorus just seems to go on and on at times, and while it's alright to listen to once or twice, much more than this and you do get bored of it, I'm afraid to say.

However, the second song on the album, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark", is a complete contrast to this, and I love the song so much I've probably listened to it 100 times in the last couple of days alone. For me, this is by far the highlight of the album, and I could listen to it over and over again without having any issue with doing so. I love the instrumentals and the lyrics, and it just all seems to come together so nicely.

The other main song that I do love on this album is "Rat a Tat". I am something of a Courtney Love fan anyway, although I am rather selective with her songs. This is one that I do like, however. The guys in FOB work well with her style, I think. Her introduction to this track just immediately gets you hooked and makes you want to listen to more of the song. I think this is a good use of Courtney Love, because she does get you hooked right away.

I do also like "Save Rock and Roll" because of the meaning behind it more than anything else. The slower tempo of this song would normally put me off, I must admit, but in this case, I could listen to this song a few times before I would get bored and switch the station over or whatever. I think the inclusion of Elton John on this track does work really well, though, and it really adds something to the track that otherwise wouldn't be there. I like the references to some of their earlier work in this song as well; "going down swinging" being a good example of this.

I'm sad to say though that really, the rest of the songs on this album are more or less just mediocre in my opinion. They're alright. And I wouldn't change the radio station or whatever if on of their songs did come on. I must say I do miss the old FOB though, so I can't really give this album any more than a 3 out of 5. I wanted to like it a lot more than I do, but I just don't. The few good songs are good, but I just feel there's something missing from this to be honest.

If you can pick the album up cheaply somewhere, do so and it wouldn't be so bad. I paid £12.99 for this, and I'd say that was too much, personally.

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  • danielclark691 published 05/01/2015
    good review
  • newby2 published 07/10/2013
    Neat review xxx
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Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Island - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 15/04/2013 - 602537352111, 602537331086

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