In their heyday, Fall Out Boy brought us brilliant singles such as “Sugar, We’re Going Down”, “Thnks fr th Mmrs”, and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”. Somewhere along the way, they lost their fan base and ended up taking a few years to regroup. In 2013, Fall Out Boy came out with their first album in ages– “Save Rock and Roll”.
“Save Rock and Roll” came with not only amazing new music, but also a slew of collaborations with other immensely talented artists such as Elton John and Big Sean.
Hits like “Our Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” played repeatedly on the radio, topping charts everywhere, while also bringing us lesser known, but still terrific songs such as “Just One Yesterday”.
In 2015, “American Beauty/ American Psycho” was released, but to a much less appreciative crowd. While “Save Rock and Roll” received rave reviews, “American Beauty/ American Psycho” barely got any mention at all.
This is ludacris, in my humble opinion, as “American Beauty/ American Psycho” is one of Fall Out Boy’s best albums, if not the best.
So many former fans say the same thing over and over when asked why they dislike the band’s newest music- they prefer their old sound. But let’s review, Fall Out Boy left the spotlight around 2008 after their dud of an album, “Folie a Deux”. Five years is a long time.
Back in the 2005-2008 time frame, Fall Out Boy’s music was marketed to a younger crowd. During their sabbatical, it’s obvious that they grew as musicians’. While their sound is less “emo” and edgy, it’s still maintained an alternative/ rock vibe, but with far more mature lyrics.
If none of this convinces you, here is a list of Fall Out Boy’s ten best songs since returning to the music scene:
If you were a Fall Out Boy in the past and gave up on them, be prepared to fall in love again. If you never liked Fall Out Boy, give their new work a listen.
The sound may be different, but the meaning and the heart is still there.