Generally speaking, when a band mixes up their sound as drastically as Fall Out Boy does in their upcoming “Save Rock ‘n Roll,” it’s met with complaints and accusations of selling out. Bands do it all the time when they feel the need to grow as artists, and their fans hate it. I’m no different. I prefer Metallica when they were thrash and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers when they were vulgar.
I can’t speak for older FOB fans, but as someone who only really got into the band recently, I love this album so much that . . . I don’t know if it’s possible to wear out MP3’s the way you could records and cassette tapes, but I’m on target to find out by the time the album is officially released on Tuesday.
The band has taken their own sound and fused it with the more poppy/dance sound from band members Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz’s individual solo projects, handed it over to producer Butch Walker and said, “Here, make this sound fun and awesome.” And that’s really the best way to describe it.
The eleven tracks on the album aren’t really songs as much as they are anthems – nodding your head in the air, pumping your fists, singing along anthems. They’re motivating. They get you pumped. I’ve even start using hashtags #LightEmUp and #PutOnYourWarpaint from the previous two singles when I check in at the gym.
And unlike most albums that put the best stuff at the beginning and let the album drag, my most favorite songs were the last three: “Young Volcanoes,” “Rat A Tat (w/ Courtney Love),” and “Save Rock and Roll (w/ Elton John . . . yes, that one).”
Tonight the foxes hunt the hounds. It’s all over now before it has begun. We’ve already won
No thesis existed for burning cities down at such a rampant rate . . . so they just DIY’d that sh*t and built their own.
I will defend the faith going down swinging. I will save the songs that you can’t stop singing.
I seriously can’t recommend this album enough, and I’ll most likely still be listening to it while you decide to give it a chance, so let me know which songs are your favorite!