An HONEST review of “Mania” by Fall Out Boy


One would expect Fall Out Boy to make another pop album along the lines of American Beauty/American Psycho. Their new album Mania, however, is all over the place and never really finds its focus. The first single, “Young And Menace”, is a shrill dub-step mess that does not lend itself well to Patrick’s voice and well overstays its run time. “Champion” is at best a bland overly repetitive track that feels like it was tailor-made for radio. The track, “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)”, is the one glimmer of hope for this album and it seems to have been added for their old fans to show that they didn’t forget about them. With that being said, Mania is still bogged down in mediocre pop ideas that never really connect and leaves the listener with an album that’s more confusing than catchy; a damning sentence for a band that supposedly sold their souls to save rock and roll. 2/10

Review courtesy of Amanda Spring

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