Fall Out Boy: Save Rock and Roll Review
I've been listening to the latest Fall Out Boy album Save Rock and Roll almost non-stop for the last 4 days. This is a great Pop album. I know it says Save Rock and Roll on the front, but this song is a monument to the pop hook. There isn't a bad song on the album. The album could easily be listened to from beginning to end without the compulsion to skip a track. It's that good.
If I had to rate my favorite songs on the album, I'd put Alone Together at the top. I can't get that hook out of my head. My Songs know what you did in the dark would be my next favorite. It has an infectious hook that can't be ignored. It kind of reminds of a Def Leppard song. Whether that is an accurate comparison, I can't say for sure, but that is my knee jerk word association I make. Rat-a-Tat is my third favorite track. It has Courtney Love doing a spoken word duet during the beginning and randomly throughout the rest of the song. It works. I don't know why, but she doesn't detract from it. The chorus is epic too.
If you haven't had a chance to listen to this album, I recommend buying it. Some old school Fall Out Boy fans will probably turn their noses up at this, but it's a good album. Bands change. I'd be more disappointed if Fall Out Boy kept there sound the same for the last eight years. If you want to listen to Fall Out Boy from eight years ago, listen to Under the Cork Tree. If you want to hear a band evolve and get better, listen to Save Rock and Roll.