Save Rock and Roll

Save Rock and Roll

by Fall Out Boy


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Early on in Save Rock and Roll, Patrick Stump sings he'll change you like a remix then raise you like a phoenix, words written, as always, by Pete Wentz, and sentiments that place this 2013 Fall Out Boy comeback in some kind of perspective. After the absurdly ambitious 2008 LP Folie à Deux, the band expanded and imploded, winding up in a pseudo-retirement where Stump released an inspired but confused solo record while Wentz pursued Black Cards, a band that went nowhere. Failure has a way of reuniting wayward souls, and so Stump, Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley all settled their differences and cut Save Rock and Roll, an album that acts like Fall Out Boy never went away while simultaneously acknowledging every trend of the last five years. Alone among their peers, Fall Out Boy are always acutely conscious of what's on the charts, not limiting themselves to the brickwalled blast of modern rock but also dipping into the crystalline shimmer of R&B and even sending up the folk stomp of Mumford & Sons on "Young Volcanoes." One of great things about Fall Out Boy -- the thing that's infuriating and intoxicating in equal measure -- is that it's difficult to discern where their sincerity ends and their parody begins. That's particularly true of Save Rock and Roll, where the group is negotiating its rapidly approaching maturity along with the fashions of the time. They're not entirely successful, partially because they rely on their trusty emo onslaught of unmodulated chords and emotions, partially because there still is a lingering suspicion that they may not truly believe anything they sing. Nevertheless, they're ambitious, admirable, and sometimes thrilling, particularly because the group never fears to tread into treacherous waters, happy to blur the distinctions between pop and rock, mainstream and underground. They bring in Courtney Love to snarl like it's 1993, they have Elton John act like the grand dame he is, but neither overshadows the group's intoxicatingly smeary stance on what rock & roll is. They're not traditionalists -- they're not about three chords and the truth, they're about misdirection and hiding their emotions, then letting it all spill out in one headstrong rush. In 2013, when so many bands are donning tweed caps and pining for a past that never existed, it's kind of fun to have a band tackle the modern world in all its mess as Fall Out Boy do here.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2013
Label: Island
UPC: 0602537331086
catalogNumber: 001822802
Rank: 7272

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fall Out Boy   Primary Artist
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Butch Walker   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Pete Wentz   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Joe Trohman   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jake Sinclair   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Patrick Vaughn Stump   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Andrew Hurley   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Peter Asher   Vocal Producer
Rob Mathes   String Arrangements
Butch Walker   Composer,Programming,Producer
Courtney Love   Composer
Matt Still   Engineer
Sean Anderson   Composer
Fall Out Boy   Composer,Lyricist,Additional Production
Joe Trohman   Programming
Pamela Littky   Band Photo
Carol Corless   Package Production
Todd Russell   Art Direction
John Hill   Composer
Kristen Yiengst   Photo Production
Jake Sinclair   Programming,Engineer
Manny Sanchez   Engineer
Grant Michaels   Vocal Engineer
Laura Sisk   Engineer
Patrick Vaughn Stump   Programming
Roger Stonehouse   Cover Photo

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Save Rock and Roll 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On of the best Fall Out Boy albums that is out today. The top songs are probably "Death Valley", "Just One Yesterday", and " The Phoenix." If you like Fall Out Boy you should probably get this album it's a little soft compared to the other albums but I Think Fall Out Boy has found the perfect sound for them. By that I mean sounding like their older albums like From Under the Cork Tree and Folie a Deux it's a perfect album for the average Fall out boy fan defiantly  worth the 3 year wait.
FallOutBoy1 More than 1 year ago
Best Fall Out Boy album yet in my opion  this way the best album for Fall Out Boy yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PRX3244 More than 1 year ago
Fall out Boy's music seems quite impressive.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I seriously love this band. but my opinion will not be biased. I recommend you getting this album, it changed my whole point of views on things. Even if you have never heard of this band before, they are absolutly  amazing. But i understand if it isnt your type of music 
ChelMcQ More than 1 year ago
Worth the wait! Would love to know how they scored Elton John for "Save Rock and Roll"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago