Fall Out Boy Stream New Album 'Save Rock and Roll' in Full

After unveiling first three singles, the band officially streams an entire new album.

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After unveiling the first three singles off their forthcoming record "Save Rock and Roll," Fall Out Boy have decided to stream the new album in its entirety. Apart from the full stream, the group has also posted lyrics to each of the new songs via official website.

"Save Rock and Roll" is set for an April 15 worldwide and April 16 US release via Island Records with pre-orders available on iTunes. As it was reported earlier, some of the new album's guest appearances include the vocals of Sir Elton John and Courtney Love among others.

As far as the live concerts go, the band has already confirmed a US arena tour this fall, starting with September 5 performance at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The tickets are also available via official website.

"This album is one that is particularly close to us. We recorded it in secret from the music industry, critics, and even our fans. An artist's first record sounds the way it does because it is often made without expectations. This is not our first record. But because of the way we went about making this one in the shadows it is with out a doubt the first record in a new chapter of Fall Out Boy. We made this music for ourselves and no one else at the end of the day. This is meant be played loud, with the windows down on summer nights. Four friends with our backs to each other fighting in the darkness against anything and everything that is out there. We bowed our heads, took a knee and plugged back in. From the first strings to the last shouts- this is us. These incantations are meant to conjure realness, to unlock whatever the rock and roll is inside each of you - in each of us. Put on your headphones, turn it up - this is what we have spent the last year and a half making. Most importantly, thank you for wishing or waiting - because with out you, the most important piece, this record would never have been made. So we figured you have waited long enough ... with out further ado, please listen closely," stated the stated in an official announcement.

The first three singles, "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dard (Light Em Up)," "The Phoenix" and "Young Volcanoes" were mostly met with praises from the fans. Whether or not will the entire record be equally successful yet remains to be seen. You can check out the full stream below.

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    Sleeping in
    My brain can't even begin to comprehend the irony.
    TryTheKetchup
    As one of our FB page comments says, "we need to save rock and roll from the likes of Fall Out Boy"
    iommi600
    I think the title of the album was completely ironic, since the album sounds like a Rihanna/Nicki Minaj crossover. But, I should have known better from that first single, silly me.
    matteo cubano
    I have to be honest, i havent listened to any of this but i just thought i'd comment saying I really like what bands are doing these days by streaming the albums on soundcloud before their release, it's a really classy thing to do.
    triface
    Eh. I'm inclined to think, like many others (alright, the few others) that the title is ironic. Nobody can keep a straight face and say their music is rock and roll when it shouts a different genre. A rock band that is incontrovertibly rock that uses such a title. Now THAT is douchey.
    spiff-corgi
    The problem isn't that the songs are bad, it's that there is no change in gear. Everything is at the pace of a lead single, with very little change in the chords used and melodies. It all sounds very samey bar the final track, which though brilliant is a stereotypical ballad that sounds like it could have been produced by any band. It annoys me cos though people ditch on Fall Out Boy, Patrick Stump is actually an ingenious songwriter, and their last 2 albums had a lot of change in pace and some genuinely interesting songs. Even an ardent disliker of Fall Out Boy would be hard-pressed to not find a song like "I've Got All This Ringing In My Ears..." interesting. Overall, it's just quite boring and samey. There aren't any bad songs, but only a couple that really stick out.
    Apogga
    Have you heard Patrick's solo stuff? link:
    It's terrible. I disagree with you calling him an "ingenius songwriter". Not trying to be an ass to you, because I'm sure you're an alright guy
    rockfan7
    This City isn't a very good song, but "Allie" or "'I' In Lie" are great. Every songwriter has some duds.
    YoTimDog
    It's obvious that this record is not rock and roll, and nobody ever said it would be, either. It's hard to explain, but it means a lot to me, this album; Fall Out Boy were the first band to give me a respect and distinction between music that had passion and creativity put into it, and soulless garbage that rolls fresh of the production line and onto the radio and for me, this album still feels like the former. I don't know, it feels like people here have put this record on par with the likes of Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, when it simply is not the case.
    Thrice Capades
    Well said. I personally think FOB sucks, but I'll give them due credit for trying and actually being musicians. Just because something doesn't have soaring guitar solos or thrash aspects doesn't make it Bieber-pop. (cat juggling)
    Cavalcade
    It's the title. People think they're being serious, and get all offended over it. Clearly it's meant to be sarcastic, and even if it wasn't, so? Really not worth getting butthurt over.
    Chesser19
    I've been a fan of this band since I was a teenager and quite honestly I'm glad they didn't reform just to replicate their old sound. This is clearly a pop album and it was never meant to "save rock and roll", but it's also a fun album which I personally enjoy. I know not everyone is going to like this album but I find it sad that people are going to write it off just because it's a Fall Out Boy record. To each their own I guess.
    bradd101
    Congratulations for not realising the album title is a joke. Either way, I really like this album. Fair enough if you don't though, personal taste and all that
    vIsIbleNoIsE
    i think the reason why people aren't taking it as a joke is because it isn't funny. like someone told a really pathetic, self-demeaning joke about themselves and everyone else in the room isn't sure whether they want to laugh at it.
    cadencelaurie
    Someone finally. Album sounds great and upbeat on first listen. But I agree this contains only shades of their past music.
    TryTheKetchup
    Title track is the best thing. The other stuff (especially Rat A Tat) is complete mess. FOB failed it.
    HGaniere
    I agree with this completely. The self titled is the only midway decent song on the album. I don't like it, but it's better than the rest. The worst song I heard so far is Miss Missing You... now that song is a complete mess. Your thoughts on the rest of the album?
    TryTheKetchup
    10 first tracks are just piece of... ah, nevermind. The Phoenix is maybe kind of good song, but it deserves one-time-in-a-year listening to. Nothing more.
    dsteff
    I feel like this album is the furthest away from rock they have ever gone....yet they called the album save rock and roll...
    sprfzzbgmff
    I'm pretty sure naming the album Save Rock and Roll is their way of being total douchebags. Fuck you Fall Out Boy.
    Shirosexy
    I don't know about you but may I ask why is Miss Missing You the worst song for you in the album? Honestly, it's the best song for me in the album. Maybe because of the meaning that it gives to me. I could relate, you know what I'm saying? But that's my personal view.
    jsp16
    YES! Our saviors have arrived! Rock n Roll will rejoice and be rebuilt by Fall Out Boy! DANCE DANCE
    Jabbott97
    Against all the criticism, I like the album. They are heading in a new direction.
    HGaniere
    We need to save Rock and Roll from Fall Out Boy. In my honest opinion this album isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it's still pretty bad. I gave each track a small play trying to find what is listenable. The first track is meh... mediocre at best and the rest is horrendous. At least we have other art to listen to.
    LightxGrenade
    I find it hilarious how many people are annoyed over the title of the album. Really guys? Do you also get annoyed at guys who have a coffee mug that says "world's greatest dad", do you go up to them and say "you're not the best dad in the world, admit it!" Stop taking things literally, they released two music videos before this how could anyone be surprised about how the album sounds?
    Sam Rulez D00d
    Well said. As for the album, I haven't heard any of it besides the singles. But the first three singles were pretty well-written pop songs. Young Volcanoes isn't too bad of a song in general.
    skootla
    How is this saving rock and roll?!!! I quit FOB. Strength to those who continue to like them.
    RadioTape
    Even though people hate Courtney Love, you know when she's on the record and the same goes for Elton John, their tracks are great, the other guest appearances are interchangeable.
    vppark2
    Big Sean barely helping out on one of the tracks. Just what I expected as he is one of the weakest rappers I have ever heard.
    trsjmy86
    I love Fall Out Boy and I love this album, but seriously UG, just stop bringing up Fall Out Boy on this site, it's obvious they aren't exactly suitable for this site anymore as its just not what the people on this site want to see! This makes it horrible for someone who likes the band to find a news story on them and all they see from the comments section is all this hate, might be a hint unless that's just me...
    TryTheKetchup
    Let's make it clear: Are we music website? - yes Do Fall Out Boy make music? - yes Do we post rock music news? - yes Are Fall Out Boy rock music yet? - yes, kinda pop punk, but yes So why shouldn't we post news about Fall Out Boy? Because people hate it? That's not the point. Haters gonna hate, it was like that, it is like that and it will always be like that. So uninterested people just pass it. But we have a possibility of interested people visit this article page and response to it. That's the only point.
    iommi600
    *Slow clap* But personally, I like to have a good laugh at the narrow-minded, 12 years old metalheads that posts shit just for the sake of being aboard the hate bandwagon.
    Cavalcade
    Keep up the good work. Personally, I love the tsunamis of angry purists that show up on articles like these. And thanks for telling me about the stream.
    UncleBluck
    FOB is not rock. FOB is not PUNK either. FOB is like all the other CRAP out there. FOB is POP!!
    TryTheKetchup
    And, BTW, these articles are made for giving people information, comments are not as matter as it.
    KTbass
    you know i used to like that band and i do enjoy to listen back to their old records for the nostalgia effect but it seems to me that my music taste grew faster than them
    lank81
    I wish I could retire in my 20s. FOB should've enjoyed the next 50 years away from music. I know the rest of us would've had a better listening experience if they did.
    bradd101
    I have no problem with you not liking the album, after all variety is the spice of life. But don't act as if you're talking on everyone else's behalf.
    Thrice Capades
    I was going to listen, but then I remembered I didn't want to invite any suicidal thoughts today.
    Thrice Capades
    To be a fair person who doesn't just rip on things without giving them a fair shake, I gave the first 4 songs a listen. I personally felt it to be terrible. If anybody thinks there is a song on the latter portion of the album I should try, let me know. But what I heard was trash.
    Thrice Capades
    Downvoted because I stepped outside my comfort zone to try something new, and then expressed my honest opinion about it. Good work, fanboys.
    fattyDQ
    I like the music, I just can't stand Pete Wentz lyrics anymore. They seem so self centered and ego driven.
    Daburcor
    It'd be funny if the stream ended up being the new QOTSA album. Rock isn't in need of saving, but if it were, it'd be those guys that did it, not Fall Out Boy.
    dsteff
    this album is called "Save Rock and Roll" and I hear pop beats and corny indie sounding beats. I don't know how to fail worse than that.
    rockfan7
    lol @ the people who don't understand the album title or that things change over time. this is their best album hands down.
    dudester410
    It's not that bad ... So the most of this website isn't pop-rock fans, figures. I've loved these guys since the start, folie was a turn for the worse, wasnt that bad but definitely felt as if they were lost in what they were trying to do. This sounds as if they should have probably taken a new name. This isn't FOB, they should've retired FOB when they quit, and with this new sound taken a new name and started from there, this isn't FOB at all, this is catchy pop stuff, like I'd rather listen to some of this stuff on pop stations than all the stupid pop crap, but like I said, it;s not FOB, it's never gonna be that old FOB, but props to them for trying this all out I guess.
    james.cornament
    FOB=EVOLUTION Since I remember, FOB will always be FOB, that's what makes them unique, always doing different things, seems like you don't know nothing about FOB
    intothe
    To me one of the biggest problems with this album was the fact that it doesn't really go anywhere but the same direction for almost every song, almost all the choruses have the same feel and while Patrick Stump does a great job with the vocals, I get bored by the melodies and they're not memorable at all. The highlight of the record to me was Elton John's performance on the last song, other than that I can't see myself listening to this again.
    headbang123
    This album actually had some really good songs. I was actually suprised. But the one with Courtney Love is shit....
    KingOfDaStrings
    "Save Rock and Roll" should have been called "Now That's What I Call Club Music!" i think this is what happened: they got an idea of what the fans wanted, then did the EXACT opposite...they had 4 years to record this album...and its sounds like this?
    Chesser19
    Or maybe the band actually wanted it to sound like this? They also only got back together last year so they only had a few months to write it. Just saying, haha.
    Richardbs
    The majority of their fan base (like myself) enjoy this music. This website is more of a metal/older music/pure rock site. It's expected that all of you dislike this album. Might as well given a Slayer album a play in the white house. Same results.
    Courier_101
    Anyone else think the opening violin notes sound exactly like Plan B's Ill Manors?
    3dgfan34
    I actually did not really care for the album at first, but after giving certain songs a few more listens, it has begun to grow on me. One track I HATE in particular though, is "The Mighty Fall". I will admit, Fall Out Boy's part is not that bad, but Big Sean is such a money hungry pop artist and I HATE that. I can't believe F.O.B. would feat. him in a song! Especially on an album called "SAVE ROCK AND ROLL"!
    SchwabBAM
    The problem with FOB is that they take themselves too seriously. The album's cover art, overarching theme, and the title itself would be better spent on a band that is actually capable of putting WELL-STRUCTURED lyrics to SERIOUS composition. Yet again, Patrick Stump has attempted to be deep and philosophical, but you can't do that if your lyrical cues aren't subtle and your composition doesn't reflect the subject matter. However, Mr. Stump must have some monolithic hangers to be even ask Sir Elton F**king John to go halfsies on a song titled, "Save Rock and Roll."
    Clarkinator
    I thought the FOB frontman quit music because people were mad at him for losing weight?
    dudebud
    "Just One Yesterday" sounds very similar to "Rolling In The Deep" until the chorus.