By Carson OZCOMERT ’17
After a three-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy returned with a new album, Save Rock and Roll, on April 12, 2013.
The album, a combination of pop rock, alternative rock and pop punk, debuted at number one on the U.S. billboard 200, with 154,000 in sales within the first week and 411,000 so far. However, Save Rock and Roll is not nearly as popular as their 2005 album, Under the Cork Tree. This post hardcore album received five platinum certificates and 2.7 million in sales.
Save Rock and Roll has a spectrum of guest vocal artists in various tracks, including the members of Foxes, Big Sean, Courtney Love and Elton John.
The music style varies from track to track. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” the album’s number-one single, has an aggressive alternative, pop rock feel with an incredibly catchy chorus. The popular hit reached number two on Itunes upon it’s release. Other fan-favorites include the alternative, symphonic rock song “The Phoenix,” and the pop rock hit “Alone Together.” “The Phoenix” seems to have a chilling chain of events as the song progresses and is currently 80 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Alone Together,” is more mainstream than their other songs, and has been performed numerous times, including on America’s Got Talent, The Ellen Show, The X Factor and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Overall, most fans believe the album is quite creative but some are left wondering if Fall Out Boy is losing it’s touch.
Photo Courtesy: Save Rock and Roll