AOTY 2019

American Beauty / American Psycho

Fall Out Boy - American Beauty / American Psycho
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #464 / 772
User Score
Based on 240 ratings
2015 Ratings: #580
January 20, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

American Beauty/American Psycho is Fall Out Boy continuing to create its own musical reality—and inviting everyone else to catch up if they can.

70
AllMusic

The rest of AB/AP is quirkier, a record built on the detritus of the last four decades of consumer culture.

70
Paste
The sonic landscapes have shifted toward a more generic, less dynamic approach—one tailored consciously for 2015 pop radio. But even still, the band’s never sounded more comfortable in its own skin.
70
Exclaim!
Fall Out Boy have honed in on an arena-rattling brand of pop that is different for sure, but likeable nonetheless.
60
DIY
At times the record may not hang together, but it makes up for that in its colour, its audacity, and its unabashed sense of pride at giving just about anything a go.
60
Rolling Stone

When everything connects ... FOB are a glorious nexus of Seventies glitter rock, Eighties radio pop, Nineties R&B and Aughts electro stomp. But the LP still runs the risk of being too cutesy and referential.

60
Spin

It's more ideation than practice, which is why the too-cluttered American Beauty/American Psycho won't be this band's American Idiot.

60
PopMatters

Fall Out Boy take the epic builds and releases of Save Rock and Roll and, against all odds, push that energy even further without collapsing under the weight of their own ambition.

43
Consequence of Sound

The songwriting on AB/AP isn't exactly dead on arrival, but it's asphyxiated by the band's overzealous urge to sample anything they can get their hands on.

knewnie
73
fuck you i like this album. i find the tunes and choruses super catchy and enjoyable, the instrumentation fun, and the flow of the album is pretty good too. clearly, CLEARLY, a quite flawed album, but ive always had a warm place in my heart for it.
MinatoArisato
5
No, just no. This was putrid, I had never listened to this band before hearing this album and now I'm sure I don't wan't to again. I don't even feel capable of expressing in words how bad this is. This record makes me want to vomit.

Best Track: Twin Skeleton's (Hotel In NYC)
Worst Track: Uma Thurman
socko
50
the song American Beauty / American Psycho, might just be the worst song I've ever heard. that song can only be related to smearing soap all over your dick hole, and still that would probably be more enjoyable then listening to this. the highlights of this record are definitely the choruses, which are almost always explosive and catchy.

fav: The Kids Aren't Alright & Twin Skeletons
least fav : American Beauty/American Psycho, Favorite Record & Uma Thurman
Riskr
60
the only BAD song here is the title track. Everything else it at least ok.

(also "Fourth of July"'s sampling of Son Lux's "Lost it to trying" was really smart, even if it was over used in the song.
exception
61
just too mainstream. fall out boy really went away from what they had before and just sound the same.
fav track: the kids aren't alright
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Year End Lists

#7/People

Track List

  1. Irresistible
  2. American Beauty/American Psycho
  3. Centuries
  4. The Kids Aren't Alright
  5. Uma Thurman
  6. Jet Pack Blues
  7. Novocaine
  8. Fourth of July
  9. Favorite Record
  10. Immortals
  11. Twin Skeletons (Hotel in NYC)
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