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Fall Out Boy


Seventh studio album from the Illinois-based pop-rock four-piece

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  1. 7.5 |   Gig Soup

    The type of album that is listened to twice, skipped around on the third listen, and then ejected before it plays a fourth time
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  2. 7.0 |   The Music

    Mixes some deep electronic influences with dirty rock'n'roll, which births some tremendously pumped-up tracks
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  3. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Electro-rock stomper The Last of the Real Ones boisterously celebrates punky misfit culture. Mania doesn’t have enough big tunes like that one to really pull it off, but the band deserve a lot of credit for such continual reinvention
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  4. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    More proof of why they're masters at turning meltdowns into jock jams
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  5. 6.0 |   NME

    Totally bonkers, and occasionally brilliant
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  6. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    To step out musically is to drop out commercially and though frequently redundant, M A N I A remains a fun listen
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  7. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    The key to enjoying Fall Out Boy has been letting go of their pop-punk past and embracing the pop band that always hid in plain sight. That was a chore on American Beauty/American Psycho, but less so on Mania. As endorsements go, that’s pretty qualified
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  8. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    Unfortunately, a decade on from their commercial and creative peak, their pop-punk has lost its panache
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  9. 4.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    These little glimmers of the band in their pure form are pleasant reminders of what made them famous in the first place. Maybe in between contractually obligated stadium rockers sponsored by Monster energy drinks, they can get back to some of that on the next album
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  10. 3.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This is a feeble gesture of benign, stadium-sized pop that’s been cynically constructed, artificially beefed-up and saturated beyond the point of listenability. It’s gonna sell millions
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  11. 2.0 |   Punk News

    All in all, this album lacks soul, melody, rhythm and any kind of harmony.
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