I was actually pretty excited about this return to form. I've never really loved this group, but my buddy and I did a listen-through of all of their albums a few months ago (shoutout BrokeN Bois ep. 60 | Artist Analysis: Fall Out Boy), and I made it no secret that I was not into any of their material in the ... read more
This one was a lot more painful to sit through. Pretty much everything is a downgrade. The concept is more cringe, the metaphors are more ham-fisted, the vocals are less passionate, the melodies aren't as catchy, and the beats are boring as all hell. There's not a lot here that is outright bad, but it is just so cookie-cutter and unnotable that I just don't have much to say.
Best way to sum up my experience: I listened to this once when it came out. Before starting this ... read more