10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

What pushes Fall Out Boy after all these years is being open to change. M A N I A is filled with unexpected delights. “Young and Menace” drops steep breakdowns, vocal manipulation, huge drums, and an “Oops!... I Did It Again” interpolation into a confetti cannon. Even the most fervent fan won’t see “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T” coming, with the guys locking into a tropical groove. “Champion” and “The Last of the Real Ones” are classic FOB: Patrick Stump’s proud, keening voice, catchy choruses, and heart and mind hurtling together toward the finish. Stump’s inner soul man comes out on “Heaven’s Gate” and “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes),” the latter blessed with the most perfect lyric: “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” M A N I A is aptly titled, a riot of electronic pop and rock, color and conviction.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

What pushes Fall Out Boy after all these years is being open to change. M A N I A is filled with unexpected delights. “Young and Menace” drops steep breakdowns, vocal manipulation, huge drums, and an “Oops!... I Did It Again” interpolation into a confetti cannon. Even the most fervent fan won’t see “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T” coming, with the guys locking into a tropical groove. “Champion” and “The Last of the Real Ones” are classic FOB: Patrick Stump’s proud, keening voice, catchy choruses, and heart and mind hurtling together toward the finish. Stump’s inner soul man comes out on “Heaven’s Gate” and “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes),” the latter blessed with the most perfect lyric: “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” M A N I A is aptly titled, a riot of electronic pop and rock, color and conviction.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Jaco_G ,

Alright guys

To be honest I really really like this album and yes it is very different from previous ones like not even rock anymore but I do enjoy it a lot and bands do need to evolve over time

Hideyourshoes ,

I’m down for new, just not trash

FOB is changing rapidly and I can accept that. If they want to try new styles of music go ahead, but 1 thing I won’t accept is them not trying. This album is a different style from their older style and that’s ok but what’s not ok is the quality. This album is hot traaash. Save Rock And Roll was ok especially for their new genre, AB/AP had a few decent songs but was clearly going downhill and this is just horrible. When Lake Effect Kid was released it was good but they’re not sticking to that ofc so unless they go back to their roots, this band is dead.

FOB4Life🎧🥁 ,

This is bad

This is REALLY bad. What happened to Fall Out Boy? This isn’t them. I don’t understand at all. Normally I would comment on the instrumentals, but there aren’t any because its all electronic. The lyrics are just downright awful. I hate the autotune on Patrick’s voice, his voice is FANTASTIC, why did he use autotune?. The music isn’t even pop punk, it’s just pop. FOB’s first four albums were Master Pieces. I don’t understand how they went so far downhill. This is really bad. I can’t express how bad this album is. Now stop reading this and go listen to From Under The Cork Tree or something.

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