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Fall Out Boy album review : American Beauty/American Psycho
Cover image for Fall Out Boy’s new album, “American Beauty/American Psycho” (Courtesy of

Fall Out Boy’s newest album, “American Beauty/American Psycho” was released Jan. 16. “Centuries” was the first single released from the album in September and reached number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single, although a great song, gave the wrong impression of the album. “Centuries” has an edgier sound while most songs on the album, such as “Favorite Record,” have an upbeat sound.

The song “Uma Thurman” is a catchy song and sounds similar to one of the typical surfing songs that are typically heard in movies. It was released earlier than the album for promotional purposes along with “Immortals” and “The Kids Aren’t Alright.”

While the album is great, it is also a little scattered. The song “American Beauty/American Psycho,” which is also the album name, was all over the place. The song constantly changed sounds and beats. Maybe that was the theme they were going for when compiling and writing the album, scattered, which would make sense why they named the album after that particular song.

“Twin Skeleton’s (Hotel in NYC)” has the edgier sound “Centuries” does. It is a little more dark than any other song on the album with lines like, “’Til we’re stripped down to our skeletons again, ’til we’re saints just swimming in our sins again,” and that is what makes it one of the better songs on the album; it gives the feeling of being haunted, which is something that no other song has done before.

Overall, the album has 11 great songs that will have you singing along. Fall Out Boy could have had less promotional songs released but it has not changed the popularity of the album. They also could have organized the album a little more or give it a sort of theme.

Fall Out Boy will be at the Tinley Park Amphitheatre July 11 in the Boys of Zummer show.


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