Album review: Fall Out Boy's latest won't be remembered for centuries

January 27, 2015 1:08 PM

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For more than a decade, Fall Out Boy has specialized in creating immensely catchy songs that happily get stuck in your head as they dare you to pursue the heights of Patrick Stump's voice. (Not going to happen, though it's fun to try.) Yet with "American Beauty/American Psycho," the band's sixth full-length release, for the first time the Chicago quartet seems not like a versatile rock band that can stretch among pop, punk and soul but a group searching for an identity.

Look at "Centuries" and "Immortals" (the latter of which was included in "Big Hero 6"), two similar and equally disappointing songs that make big declarations about legacy ("You will remember me for centuries!"; "We could be immortals!") with shallow empowerment that's below FOB. In fact, these trac...

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