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October 18, 2013
Vol. 55 No. 6

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New album disappoints

A music review

"Oh no, we won't go; we don't know when to quit," wail Fall Out Boy and friends: Foxes, Big Sean, Courtney Love and Sir Elton John, on the title track of "Save Rock and Roll."
"Save Rock and Roll" was Fall Out Boy's comeback album after the group's three-year hiatus. Released in May, the album fell completely flat to critics and die-hard Fall Out Boy fans alike, despite its Top 40 success with dance-based tracks such as "The Phoenix," "Alone Together" and "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up)."
It seems as though the members, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley took a chapter out of Daft Punk's "Interstella 5555" by trying to revamp and re-release the album under the "by any means necessary" mentality through creating a well-conceived music video for each song on the album, attached to a heavy storyline.
This campaign is being marketed as "The Young Blood Chronicles." The series begins with "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark."
Rumor has it that Fall Out Boy will be releasing each new chapter of "The Young Blood Chronicles" every few weeks until the group is done with their "Save Rock and Roll" Arena Tour. There are still five songs left on the album which have not been released in the "Chronicles," including the epic closer with Elton John, who I assume will be featured in the video as the mastermind behind all of the evil. Either that, or he will be shown as Jesus.

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