Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll Epic

Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll is a dance-hall-love-is-a-battlefield-epic-emo-versed  saga sprinkled with Patrick Stump’s catchy whoa’s, nah-nah-nah’s, ewws and ahhs to keep you singing along at the next concert you attend (like at The Fillmore Miami June 5th:)).  Pete Wentz’s lyrical contribution delivered again with thought-provoking, angsty, dark and dysfunctional relationship  prose.  These guys have been one of my favorite bands since high school and I genuinely love this more mature, arena and poppier Fall Out Boy album.  However, I think the title is more of a picket sign then a solution.  Although I enjoy the album front to back, I would classify Save Rock and Roll as dance and pop before I would classify it as rock and roll.  It kind of reminds me of how Weezer albums evolved to more dancier and poppier music as they grew older.  Maybe that’s the trick to stay relevant for these emo/pop rock groups??

Besides the album’s first single My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up), other songs that are worth listening to are The Phoenix, Young Volcanoes, The Mighty Fall (feat. Big Sean), Rat A Tat (feat. Courtney Love) and Save Rock and Roll (feat. Elton John)  the best song on the album, for sure!  Well at that rate, you may as well just listen to the whole album, it’s really good!  It’s hard to narrow it down, but my three favorite lines would have to be “I’m only plugged in to save rock and roll”, “I’m going to change you like a remix, then I’ll raise you like a phoenix” and “I know I’m bad news, I saved it all for you”.  It doesn’t get much more emo then that and there is plenty more where that came from!  Check out the full album here…


  1. […] Fall Out Boy last night at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater was awesome.  It was the perfect mix of new and old stuff.  I was both surprised and pleased to see that even the high schoolers at the show knew every word to Grand Theft Autumn and Saturday and these songs came out in 2003!  I guess high school angst is high school angst and it is still the same 10 years later!  You can tell people listen to FOB over and over again, in fact, most of the crowd knew almost every word to every song.  Talk about loyal fans!  You almost hate to admit it, but their punchy lyrics are exactly what you want to tell your ex-girlfriend that broke your heart and FOB gives you those words you are looking for. I have to say, these guys are definitely a huge part of the battle to save rock and roll and I thank them for that!  Check out the album review here! […]

  2. TimeSurfer2100 says:

    I am happy to say though, I don’t think F.O.B. has sold out. I think, like any band, the instrumentation evolves over the years and that’s fine, but the main qualities of emo music still remain in this album… The lyrics are dark, angsty and about one liner’s you would hypothetically want to tell your ex and you repeat those lines. A bunch of these songs will be on my rotation.

  3. wewanttheworld says:

    Yeah man, the songs are really really catchy but I wouldn’t classify it as rock n’ roll at all. The focus of the band continues to be the lyrics and Patrick’s voice. It’s evident from the way they overdub the album with his vocal range showcased to full effect several levels louder than the instruments. It’s a solid album but don’t expect rock fans to hail it as the savior of their genre. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” is very catchy and has gained some traction as an arena rock track. I’ve heard it being played on several occasions during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Definitely check out the album but don’t pin your hopes on the title.