@FallOutBoy #FOBMania album review

The first song is Young and Menance I think this is a wonderful way to start off a cd. When the video first came out I remember thinking HOLY$#^* there is a new FOB song and its just so different.

I also loved the part where it said “Oops I did it again….. I only wrote this down to make you press rewind” Now I am a 90’s baby and I remember the Spears era when Oops I did it again was very popular. This little tid bit in the song made me giggle and it is just so FOB to have that.

I really enjoy this song. When we went to the concert, they handed out these little purple pieces of paper that when they played Young and Menance they asked us to put the paper over our phone’s flashlights to show our support. and honestly…. I don’t think FOB will ever lose my support they are a great band.


The next song is Champion and goodness I love this song. I mean I love it so much that I have cried. Serious big yucky tears. Yes FOB you are BACK with a madness and I know I am more than excited. I actually wish you’d come back already just so I can see you again. I adore Pete Wentz and if I ever met him…. I probably would have a heart attack.

What does this song mean to me? Why do I cry? I have anxiety disorder. I overthink a lot. I’m empathetic. I’m emotional. And I haven’t had the ideal childhood. I have felt like I was manipulated, emotionally abused, verbally abused, sexually abused. And this song. “If I can live thru this. I can do anything” Thank you FOB. I needed this song. More than you could ever know. I can do anything. and when I feel like I can’t… I listen to this song to remind myself.

The third song on the track is Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea, this song starts off with such a strong bass beat and is just so in your face loud. Thank you Pete Wentz for blessing my eardrums.

I love the “I’m fixing to go Tonya Harding on the whole world’s knee” It shows again the humour that FOB has and the way that they can insert little tidbits into their songs considering that the I, Tonya was released recently and well she has been back in the news. and get this.. claiming she’s the victim. Instead of you know the one who actually got hit.

If I wasn’t sitting down writing this… I would probably be up bouncing around like a fool. The beat is just that good. I adore it.

And well you cannot leave out the fact that Patrick sings in French. I wasn’t ready for it. I did a double take. Listened a handful of times. I mean come on….when you look at the title you think that it is going to be that sad song on the album but boy was I soooo wrong and I don’t think that I have ever been more pleased that I was wrong haha. I hope that they do the music video during the French Revolution. Actually, FOB should really do a video for every song on this album . That is just how good this album is. They really set the bar high for every other album that comes out this year.

The next song is Hold Me Close or Dont

Again.. their genius. I am so dead. Like the clown in spawn says D-E-D dead. They are so flipping talented. However, I remember that this came out in Novemember. I was in the parking lot of Zaxby’s while my husband went in to order because I was having just an anxious day. I couldn’t cope with anything. I just knew something was wrong (Turns out the next day we found out my dad had died.) (don’t you just love intuition) Then I saw a notification that FOB had a new video… yea I get notifications that is how obsessed I am. The first viewing of the video I couldn’t tell if i loved it or not. I did however love the video. The Hispanic culture that was so present Dia de los muertos (if i mispelled that please don’t kill me) I love the hispanic culture. I loved the video it was so artistic. The second time. I tried not to watch the video… it is actually really hard not to I mean have you seen it??? Its damn gorgeous. And what did I find. That the music is beautiful. You can dance to it. The lyrics are genius and well Pete Wentz is there so.

Way to go FOB you are again killing me with your musical talents. and I love it.

The next song is The Last Of The Real Ones

Again, another song that the beat is completely different than the rest of the song. When they announce that they were going to be pushing the release date back… I was upset. But they wanted to provide the fans with the best work they possibly could and boy did they deliver. Sorry for being so mad guys 🙂

I might be a little behind. which honestly I usually am. But I don’t get the whole Llama thing. Is it always Brendon Urie? When will he release the new PATD album?

BTW the video can be kind of confusing and I think I read somewhere that it is a parody of another song. But still. It is really good.

Track #6 is Wilson (expensive Mistakes) I remember when I first really heard this was at the concert and they were above the audience which was really cool.

Don’t we always make expensive mistakes? It’s either I can live on $5 til payday or I blow a whole paycheck at once.

There is a lyric that says “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color” I actually stole my husbands shirt that says this and I wear it to bed. haha. This is a pretty good song. I mean there are some lyrics that I really like. There isn’t really too much that I can say bad about the song. The video is different. Although you know buying Pete Went wouldn’t be a bad idea. Im just joking.

The next song is Church and I know honestly…. I was NOT expecting this song at all. nope. not one bit.

The choir singing in the background really gives this song a nice push. However, whats with Patrick wearing the guitar so high in the video? that I think is my only complaint about the entire album. Not song. The entire album. I told you guys I love this album. I cannot believe I have to wait like a week for it to come in the mail. Patrick’s vocals are something else. They are out of this world. I think they just keep gettin better.

Which brings us to the next song Heaven’s Gate.

Holy $#^* I was not ready for the Soul of Patricks voice. I mean it just opens up the song and you’re like WHATTTTT??? My husband actually asked me who it was because it is so different from what we usually hear from fall out boy. This entire song was beautiful.

The next song on the a Sunshine Riptide

Why do I get the feeling that Pete had something to do with this song being on the album? As apart of that Rap Rock and Roll that Jaden Smith was talking about as the opening act to the opening act. Yeah it was Jaden Smith (not a fan really) then BlackBear (adore him thank you FOB for having him on your tour and introducing me to him) then FOB. The concert was amazing

So there is a little bit of Reggae in this song. As a huge fan of reggae, I appreciate this little bit of a song. This whole album is screaming freedom. They never conform to what a label wants them to sound like.

This song has given me a sunburn. thats how great it is.

The next song is called Bishops Knife Trick it is the final song of the album and it is pure beauty. it is an ear-gasim.

This whole album. they just pushed every single button every sing boundary to put out an album that they could be proud of. And as a huge fan. I couldn’t be more honored that that theyey put so much dedication into a single album.

Here are some other thoughts. Weell I wish Pete would go back to his screamo that was awesome but that is like many many many albums ago. If you are a new listener then you might want to look up Saturday by FOB to see what I am talking about. I wish that it was more than 10 songs. Either way. This is really pushing the bar for all of the other albums out there that are comin out this year. FOB is making the competition this year very steep. I hope the other bands can keep up (doubt it tho)

If you haven’t heard the album yet…. I strongly suggest you go listen.

(*on a side note. My local Wal-Mart didn’t have the FOB new CD… I was mad. So instead of looking it up on their website.. I went to the FOB website and ordered it there. Why should Wal-mart online get any of my money for this CD when they can’t even carry it in the store.)

Thank you for reading my review 🙂

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