American Beauty/American Psycho [CD]

  • Artist: Fall Out Boy
  • SKU: 1830041
  • Release Date: 01/20/2015
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93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (261 out of 281)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coming back!

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    DonaldH606
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    Comebacks are hard, but Fall Out Boy seem to know how to avoid the risk of a possible failure. As it would be rather predictable to attempt recapturing their successful brand of alternative punk-pop sound once again, instead, they choose to borrow from different genres and mix various elements, in order to craft a sound that is actually their own. With numerous samples, plenty of pop culture references, roaring guitars, killer hooks, and sharp deliveries, the result is a small triumph. Single ''Centuries'', which turns Suzanne Vega's ''Tom's diner'''s hypnotic "du du du du" melody into a contemporary anthem, and pre-destined hit "Uma Thurman", which brilliantly juxtaposes the Pulp Fiction actress to The Munsters theme tune, are devilishly irresistible slices of electro-rock. "American beauty / American psycho" is filled with such complexities, which, combined with some skilled songwriting, work surprisingly well for the most part of the album. Seems that Fall Out Boy have reached their experimental phase, and what a pleasure it is to be doing so in such a winning manner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    DFR1988
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    I'm a longtime Fall Out Boy fan, following them eagerly since Take This To Your Grave, which is still one of my favorite albums to go back to time and again in the Pop/Punk genre. While Patrick Stump still gives an excellent vocal delivery (he was always my favorite part of the band) I still think that he sounded better and more into the music when it was over the lightly punky sound of their earlier works. Needless to say the drastic shift in sound was a disappointment for me but I'm learning to enjoy them for who they are now, even if they aren't following up on the raw sound from the Pax AM Days EP like I'd hoped they would. My favorite song is definitely "Novocaine," which has Patrick's strongest vocals on the album, pushing and straining his voice higher than ever, but the album is a solid run throughout. Not their best, but at least it's better than "Save Rock and Roll" and Folie A Deux.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic effort & a must-have for FOB fans

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    Greg187
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    For fans who have been around since 2003's Take this to Your Grave and 2007's Infinity on High, AB/AP represents the next step in the evolution of Fall Out Boy. The lead single, centuries, is actually one of the weaker songs on the album, though there aren't really any truly weak songs on the album. FOB actually seems to have gotten a little faster and louder in their old age. There aren't a lot of songs, but what's here is truly delightful. For fans of FOB ballads, "jet pack blues" is a welcome change of pace. Don't be surprised to hear some of the songs on this album in sports stadiums over the next year or two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FOB holds a special place in my heart.

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    chris5150
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    They always take me to the good ol days. They were huge when I was in middle school. Then in high school everyone started hating on their releases. I didn't understand! Infinity on High was awesome! i loved it. Some would argue they made a comeback with Save Rock n Roll (I agree). This album to me seems to be in that vein. So if you loved that one, you'll more than likely love this one. I HAAAAATED the title track for the longest time. Now its stuck in my head and I can't get it out. And now I somewhat love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly good

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    trivial
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    I did not have high hopes for this album when it came out, but boy has it surpassed all expectations. At first listen I wasn't in love, but after a few plays it really hooks you. From the anthem you can't escape (Centuries), to the dance track sampling the munsters theme (Uma Thurman), to a song that sounds like it could have come off of one of their first albums (Twin Skeletons), there's something for every Fall Out Boy fan on this album. Overall, a very solid effort.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not their greatest album

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    Juli
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    Let me start off by saying I've listened to, and loved, Fall Out Boy since before radio started playing them. I have enjoyed every FOB album that has come out, though I do prefer some over others. This was not a return to their "old sound", as I always hope for, but it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. With a few exceptions, I enjoy listening to the entire album.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Catchy Rock Album

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    Bigsandwich646
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    My kids loved a couple of Fall Out Boy songs, so I picked up this album. While we don't listen to every song, the kids do ask to hear several over and over. Favorites include Centuries (which was all over college football commercials), Uma Thurman (with its Dick Dale-lick guitar licks), and Immortals, a song that played at the end of the movie Big Hero 6.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    solid, but not great

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    gamechamp24
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    I was a huge fan of their breakout album under the cork tree as well as their follow up, but the last few albums just don't match their unique sound of the two mentioned albums. This album has a few good songs, but I just like their old sound better. This one sounds like Patrick stump is whining too much and there are too many synthesizers. Just my two cents.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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