Guess who has the new #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart? It’s Fall Out Boy! Save Rock and Roll! Yes! They’ve come to save rock and roll from… from… something. Actually, does it really need saving? Remember the post I made back in September, about rock music and music cycles? Are Fall Out Boy just… well… riding the cycle?
Being their “comeback” album, the title Save Rock and Roll may have more to do with their own musical path rather than some grand, sweeping revolution. However, it may be no coincidence that the timing is just right for this album to hit #1. Hey, if Gotye could have the #1 song of 2012, anything is possible for Fall Out Boy in 2013, right?
Up until several weeks ago, I had never heard any songs by Fall Out Boy (I guess I’m that far removed from their demographic). Now I’m hearing them in promos for The Vampire Diaries (I’m also outside the TV show’s demographic, but that doesn’t stop me from watching the CW network).
Anyhow, if you’d like a taste of the album, here’s the very epic sounding, Muse-y lead single.
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”