While never 100% accurate (full numbers come out tomorrow), HITS is reporting Fall Out Boy will have the number one album in the country tomorrow with around 148k copies sold.
Looks like they’re going to go higher than even I thought.
Fall Out Boy pays tribute to Spinal Tap on ‘Conan’ with Harry Shearer
This is a great and spot-on review.
Though the backhanded compliments in nearly every review I’ve read are getting old.
But even despite the abundance of buzz and bluster, the bad breakups and worse puns, Save Rock and Roll is more or less excellent. Stump’s tuxedo-wearing time in the solo trenches seems to have bolstered his ear for melody — “Alone Together” and “Miss Missing You” are skillful, skyscraping dance pop — and his eye for casting: “Rat a Tat Tat” finally hands Courtney Love the role she was born to play, that of Mark. E. Smith. (As for “The Mighty Fall,” a tepid collaboration with rapper Big Sean, well, there’s a case to be made for it on a conference call with investors but that doesn’t mean I have to listen in.) The production, by chart-whisperer Butch Walker, polishes everything until it’s in your face and gleaming: the apocalyptic strings of “The Phoenix,” the louche bottom-feeding of “Where Did the Party Go,” the Adele-aping intro of “Just One Yesterday.”
Wentz’s wordplay occasionally needs a timeout — “my heart is like a stallion / they love it more when it’s broken” is one clunker — but over the course of the album’s 11 tracks his unironic wistfulness strikes a chord. A decade ago, his Peter Pan–in-a-hoodie act seemed emotionally stunted but culturally attuned to the world at large. It was a time of big, dumb politics and big, scary events; naming albums after children’s books and writing children’s books named after Smiths songs seemed like a reasonable response for a generation that had plenty of reasons to avoid growing up. Now 33 years old, divorced, and the father of a young son, Wentz seems nostalgic for immaturity, not shackled by it. The album ends with the title track, a heavy-handed, heavy-hearted piano ballad featuring Elton John. Like this album, it’s the sort of thing that should tip over like a lead balloon, but instead it soars. “I need more dreams and less life,” Stump-as-Wentz sings, before claiming to be “the last kid kicking that still believes.” It’s a relatable sentiment for anyone who spent their youth without realizing it could never be paid back.
Watch Trending 10 on Fuse tomorrow to see me going nuts like it’s 2003. #saverockandroll @falloutboy
this album is one that is particularly close to us. we recorded it in secret from the music industry, critics, and even our fans. an artists first record sounds the way it does because it is often made without expectations. this is not our first record. but because of the way we went about making this one in the shadows it is with out a doubt the first record in a new chapter of fall out boy. we made this music for ourselves and no one else at the end of the day. this is meant be played loud, with the windows down on summer nights. four friends with our backs to each other fighting in the darkness against anything and everything that is out there. we bowed our heads, took a knee and plugged back in. from the first strings to the last shouts- this is us. these incantations are meant to conjure realness, to unlock whatever the rock and roll is inside each of you- in each of us. put on your headphones, turn it up- this is what we have spent the last year and a half making. most importantly, thank you for wishing or waiting- because with out you, the most important piece, this record would never have been made. so we figured you have waited long enough… with out further ado, please listen closely:
Watch: Fall Out Boy’s New Single “The Phoenix” (Official Video)
This is a prequel to the “My Songs” video and as the band said on Tumblr is “chapter 2 of 11.” Guess they’re making a video for all of the songs on the album, that are all connected?
The album is also available to preorder on iTunes for $7.99. And the tracklist…
01) The Phoenix
02) My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
03) Alone Together
04) Where Did the Party Go
05) Just One Yesterday (Feat. Foxes)
06) The Mighty Fall (Feat. Big Sean)
07) Miss Missing You
08) Death Valley
09) Young Volcanoes
10) Rat a Tat (Feat. Courtney Love)
11) Save Rock and Roll (Feat. Elton John)
when we were beginning the journey of making this record we wanted to find some inspirational images. we came across the punk and monk image on the Internet and it really solidified what we were trying to get across on the record- the idea of old and new clashing. tradition and change coming together. there was something striking about it. obviously this is an image that means a lot to many people- we felt like we wanted to be part of this conversation. these kids represent the youth, change and irreverence that we hope our record is listened to with. at the end of the day we just want to take the rules and start all over with save rock and roll anyway.
shout out to Roger Stonehouse for capturing the original photo and allowing us to share it with the world
Save Rock and Roll out April 15th and 16th worldwide, preorder here.
Wait, I’m sorry. This is the album art?
Please tell me Elton John is going to be on the new Fall Out Boy album.
Fall Out Boy is taking this “Valloween” thing a little too seriously.
Fall Out Boy released a new song this morning - “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” — Off their new album “Save Rock and Roll” available May 6th.
They’ll also be going on a full tour.
Ten year anniversary of ‘Take This To Your Grave.’ Just following trend of all the other early ’00s pop punk bands doing ten year reunion tours.
Update: Guitarist Joe Trohman has denied the rumor.