Save Rock and Roll

Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2013 Ratings: #523 / 1029
User Score
Based on 276 ratings
2013 Ratings: #469
Liked by 5 people
April 16, 2013 / Release Date
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Pop Rock / Genres
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The Young Folks

Overall, Save Rock and Roll is a great album—it’s obvious that Fall Out Boy’s sound has matured even more since their 2008 album Folie a Deux.

A.V. Club

Save Rock And Roll is the band’s most personal album yet, a tribute to being passionate and young when time makes the former difficult and the latter impossible. It’s an arena album that longs for small punk clubs.

Drowned in Sound

Save Rock and Roll isn't life or game changing but it's probably the album FOB needed to make - if only for themselves - and as an honest portrait of the roller-coaster ride that is FOB's career, it finds them on a high.


In 2013, when so many bands are donning tweed caps and pining for a past that never existed, it's kind of fun to have a band tackle the modern world in all its mess as Fall Out Boy do here.


At its best Save Rock and Roll is more than a Pop Tart it’s a musical anti-ageing pill.


That's not to say this is a bad record, just one that's clearly in love with pop music, and one that'll require another leap of faith from the band's hardcore fanbase.

Consequence of Sound

If this is what rock and roll sounds like today, let the dogs of society howl.

I remember having good memories with this album. I know all the words to every song. I remember all the hooks, all the instrumentation and all of the fun moments of this album. I look back fondly on those memories as I grow older and have a new perspective on life.
Anyway this album is a bag of gross moldy dicks with maggots and poo poo coming out. Boring, badly written pop rock that has very little appeal. Nothing of this screams essential, apart from maybe 3 fun tracks. It's all ... read more
This album showed Fall Out Boy tackling a more pop, mainstream sound, and it worked pretty well. This is a fun pop record, with the usual perplexing FOB lyrics and different sound with each song. I appreciate this record unlike most people.

Best: Just One Yesterday, Light Em Up, Save Rock and Roll, The Phoenix, Where Did the Party Go
Worst: Rat a Tat
Fall Out Boy takes the punk out of their usual pop punk.

There are four reasons I’m rating this as high as I am:
1. Nostalgia.
2. I get to hear Big Sean, in a Fall Out Boy song, saying “Hell yeah I’m a dick, girl, addicted to you”.
3. Some of these lyrics are so cringe that they make me laugh and that makes me enjoy it.
4. The title track is genuinely a great song.

Favourite Tracks: Save Rock And Roll, The Might Fall, Young Volcanoes

Least Favourite Track: Miss ... read more
There’s such beautiful irony in that title...
2013 was a great year for the pop-punk bands I grew up with in the 2000’s, My Chemical Romance break-up aside. Save Rock And Roll is Fall Out Boy’s first album release following their reunion. Notable for its focus on catchy hooks and cleaner, pop production (some of which hasn’t held up that well), I have always found this album rather enjoyable and nostalgic. I’ll say this - it is their best post-reunion album, especially considering what eventually came later.

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Year End Lists

#8/Alternative Press
#10/A.V. Club

Track List

  1. The Phoenix
  2. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
  3. Alone Together
  4. Where Did the Party Go
  5. Just One Yesterday (featuring Foxes) 
  6. The Mighty Fall (featuring Big Sean) 
  7. Miss Missing You
  8. Death Valley
  9. Young Volcanoes
  10. Rat a Tat (featuring Courtney Love) 
  11. Save Rock and Roll (featuring Elton John)
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Added on: March 28, 2013