****** The Phoenix *** *** My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark *** ** Alone Together *** ** Where Did The Party Go *** * Just One Yesterday *** *** The Mighty Fall *** *** Miss Missing You *** *** Death Valley *** *** Young Volcanoes *** Rat A Tat *** * Save Rock And Roll *** ***
Fall Out Boy seem to have always wanted to have this unique sound that no other rock band has and bar the singles, over the last couple of albums they haven't really achieved that. Enter Save Rock And Roll changes that though, this album is a perfect blend of many different genres and I would highly reccomend it to anyone. 5.5* Highlights: The Mighty Fall, The Phoenix, Death Valley, Miss Missing You
***** I really really wasn't impressed with this at first, and even the singles took some time to grow on me where I normally instantly love FOB. There are some very unexpected and downright strange collaborations here, but thankfully they mostly work, and with repeated listening the tracks have all grown on me. I still think it's probably their weakest work, but it's solid enough.
***** Finally got around to listening to this a few times and reviewing it and stopped being flop satayish :P
I was excited for this as the two lead singles ended up being #1's on my personal chart and are both in my top 15 favourite songs of the year so far. It's nowhere near as good as "Infinity On High" or "Folie á Deux" but it is solid and they have delivered. The thing I really like the most is that they have experimented a lot with this album. There are some different sounds going on especially with the use of synths in "My Songs..". It saddens me that many fans are using the cliched eye roll worthy term of "selling out" to describe this album instead of actually accepting that it's natural for artists to have style changes instead of just sticking to the one same sound for their entire careers. It's hardly "pop" like many of these silly people are describing it.
Anyway I think if I listen to this more all of the songs will grow on me lots more but for now it gets a 4
EDIT: "Alone Together" and "Just One Yesterday" have grown on me a lot since listening to the album and are still growing. The quality of those two songs makes this album 5 stars now. Last edited: 08/12/2013 01:35
**** The album is pretty decent and flows well from start to finish. They've certainly gone for something a little bit harder, which was to be expected especially after the single choices (particularly the first two). It's a good thing though, as those are probably my favourite tracks on here. Some off collaboration partners, which just make me think why! (looking at Big Sean and Courtney Love) but all up it's a pretty decent effort. 3.6/6.