On January 16, 2015, Fall Out Boy released their sixth studio album, American Beauty/ American Pyscho. As a follow up to their comeback album, Save Rock And Roll, this has a different sound and feel to it than the alternative rock Fall Out Boy has always been known for. This one is more pop rock, and lyrically makes one stop and wonder a bit.
Many questions were raised in regard to some of the lyrics on this album. Such as how you can 'feel so LA' but 'look so Seattle', or why you would want someone to keep holding on to you until they feel numb when you feel nothing for them? Plenty of things to ask Fall Out Boy about with this album.
This is very far from Fall Out Boy's best album, but its not terrible. Its just highly different for them, will appeal to many. For us, however, it just doesn't appeal. That being said Save Rock And Roll took a while to grow on us too, so that could be subject to change.
Each song has its own things that are good, but over all the best song is the lead single, "Centuries." Music is immortal, and this song perfectly depicts that. Other stand out tracks though are, "Jet Pack Blues", "Twin Skeletons", and "Uma Thurman."
We're not sure what dancing like Uma Thurman has anything to do with moving mountains and working miracles but its a good song, none the less. "Jet Pack Blues" is very sweet, and "Twin Skeletons (Hotel in NYC) tells a very interesting story.
Its an interesting album to say the least, but not quite our cup of tea. Let us know what your thoughts on the album are and remember you can get the album now wherever music is sold.
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