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Title:
M A N I A [compact disc] / Fall Out Boy.
Title Variants:
MANIA
ISBN:
9781000051865
Publication Information:
[United States] : Island, 2018.
Physical Description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

01/19/2018
Contents:
Stay frosty royal milk tea The last of the real ones Hold me tight or don't Wilson (expensive mistakes) Church Heaven's gate Champion Sunshine riptide Young and menace Bishops knife trick
Abstract:
Fall Out Boy releases their seventh studio album, which follows up their hit album American Beauty/American Psycho. It includes the single Champion, as well as the song Young and Menace.
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RIAA rating: PA; Parental Advisory.
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Given how they've always harbored inclinations to try any fad that passes across their radar, perhaps it was inevitable that Fall Out Boy would dive headfirst into EDM. What was not inevitable was the fallout FOB would sustain in this eminently logical move. "Young and Menace," the clanking and garish single built around an extended allusion to Britney Spears' "Oops...I Did It Again," killed whatever momentum FOB built up with "Uma Thurman," sending the group back into the studio to rejigger the album that would become known as M A N I A. Stung by the negative reaction to "Young and Menace" -- it missed all the Billboard rock charts -- Fall Out Boy scaled back their electronic aspirations but didn't quite abandon them entirely when it came to finalizing the ten tracks featured on their seventh studio album. "Young and Menace" not only still exists, it opens up the album's digital edition and the group occasionally returns to its cavernous clang, funneling it into the frenzied stomp of "Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea," having it power "The Last of the Real Ones," and letting it add echoing texture to the closing ballad, "Bishops Knife Trick." This frenetic music never seems to come as easily as the familiar amped-up blue-eyed soul and heady punk-pop sounds that populate the rest of the album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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