Fall Out Boy’s 6th album soothes bad days

Riley Mullgardt
Contributing Writer

“American Beauty / American Psycho” is Fall Out Boy sixth pop-punk/rock-n-roll record, which was released on Jan. 16, by Island Records.  Photo from http://falloutboy.gomerch.com/

“American Beauty / American Psycho” is Fall Out Boy sixth pop-punk/rock-n-roll record, which was released on Jan. 16, by Island Records.
Photo from http://falloutboy.gomerch.com/

“She’s an American beauty; I’m an American psycho”

“American Beauty / American Psycho” is Fall Out Boy’s sixth pop-punk/rock-n-roll record, which was released on Jan. 16, by Island Records. It has upbeat songs as well as songs that soothe a bad day.

It has been number one on the Billboard Top 200 Albums for two weeks in a row. Its popular single “Centuries” has been on the charts for 20 weeks straight.

This 11-song album feature the hit singles “Centuries” which is used in almost every college football commercial for the past year and the newly released single called “American Beauty / American Psycho.” This single has a music video with a ballet dancer who beats up these macho men by her graceful dancing skills. The album also has a song that is featured in the new Disney movie, “Big Hero 6” called “Immortals.” If dancing like Uma Thurman sounds fun, then listen to the upbeat song, “Uma Thurman.” This album has so many good tracks; it’s hard to pick the best.

FOB emerged in the summer of 2001 as a pop-punk/emo band and after four albums and a almost four-year hiatus, FOB released its fifth album called “Save Rock and Roll” in 2013 which skyrocketed and now, this album.

The FOB fandom loves the album, as well as most of the rest of the world. Some critics are disappointed in the album and how it is a tad more pop-y than its other albums, but Pete Wentz, the bassist, said in a recent interview with Alternative Press Magazine, “It’s a little strange for us, because I feel like on one hand we do that, and we need to (be pop) and being culturally relevant is important, but our legacy is important to us, too. We’ve been doing this band for 12 or 13 years. It’s like fighting wars on two fronts, kind of.”

This 4.5 out of 5 star album can be found at Target for $9.99 and iTunes for $9.99.



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