Lake Effect Kid

Fall Out Boy - Lake Effect Kid
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Based on 49 ratings
2018 Ratings: #870
August 23, 2018 / Release Date
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Songsearcher1
55
Just average. The band plays with every sound they've played in the past, for better and worse.
Lake Effect Kid: The best song on the album. Fall Out Boy brush off all the cobwebs on their thought-to-be-dead guitars, and PlAy ThEm? It's reminiscent of something off Cork Tree, although produced to modern pop standards. Nothing incredible, but fun nonetheless.
City in a Garden: A meh song, with a really repetitive chorus (If I wanted Country Roads I'd listen to it) but I do enjoy the verses a ... read more
Plats
70
While Super Fade is very messy and a little over-sung, the other two tracks are a surprising return to form for Fall Out Boy! Nice job, Patrick!

Lake Effect Kid: 8.5
City In A Garden: 7.5
Super Fade: 5

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46
Had one good song, other ones feel very overproduced and sometimes it's hard to even tell what instruments are playing like in the chorus of City In A Garden for example.

1. Lake Effect Kid 7/10(intro was eh, verses had a nice feel, chorus was meh but didn't last too long)
2. City In A Garden 4/10(it's okay but not that great, and also isn't mixed great so that could be what is holding it back as well)
3. Super Fade 3/10(pre-chorus was okay, even if imo it felt a bit over-sung. The whole feel ... read more
South101
90
Should have just released this instead of Mania. If Fall Out Boy's next album sounds more like this EP, that would be great.
icyhot
58
The fact that the one genuinely good song on this EP is a re-recording really shows the terrible direction Fall Out Boy has been going since the hiatus.
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Track List

  1. Lake Effect Kid
  2. City in a Garden
  3. Super Fade
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