Save Rock and Roll

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2013
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602537331086
  • Catalog Number: 001822802
  • Sales rank: 2,964

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
Andy Hurley Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Patrick Vaughn Stump Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Peter Asher Vocal Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
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
Joe LaPorta Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    On of the best Fall Out Boy albums that is out today. The top so

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Best Fall Out Boy album yet in my opion  this way the best album

    Best Fall Out Boy album yet in my opion  this way the best album for Fall Out Boy yet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

    Worth the wait! Would love to know how they scored Elton John fo

    Worth the wait! Would love to know how they scored Elton John for "Save Rock and Roll"!

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    Posted July 19, 2013

       

       

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