American Beauty / American Psycho

Fall Out Boy - American Beauty / American Psycho
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Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #462 / 771
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Based on 178 ratings
2015 Ratings: #498
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.

EntryIncomplete
37
Yeah this just as bad as their last lp, if not worse. I'm in awe of how quick they managed to run this band into the ground. At least its a devastatingly entertaining train wreck.
MemeKingMoore
65
Eh pretty decent
Songsearcher1
61
For a band descending even further down the genre of pop, with little to no hope of ever going back to their glory days, this is still a decent offering, and just a pinch better than its predecessor. This was my first album of theirs, but no nostalgia’s saving this from being OK at best. There isn’t a whole lot of standouts, either, because the album also suffers from sounding a bit samey.
Favourites: Novocaine, Centuries, The Kids Aren’t Alright
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notbuzzzila
39
Gross! Gross.
KnifeTrick
60
Yeah, just a bunch of pop-rock songs that are pleasant to the ear and nice for a solid bop.
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END OF YEAR 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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