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FALL OUT BOY
M A N I A
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As unbelievable as it sounds, Fall Out Boy have been around now for 15 years. Their debut album, Take This to Your Grave, was released in 2003, and their big break came in 2005 with the top 10 Hot 100 hit 'Sugar, We're Goin Down.' In 2012, after a three-year hiatus, they rose from the ashes of the emo rubble to reclaim their crown with Save Rock and Roll -- by far their best effort and arguably one of the most underrated rock albums to come out in the past decade. Still riding that wave of renewed success, the band splashed down at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday (Oct. 28) amidst a sea of pyrotechnics and an elaborate light show one week into the MANIA Tour, supporting the album of the same name that comes out in January. It was a tight, hits-packed set that saw the act ripping through 21 songs in 90 minutes. After the entire band rose up from under the stage for the apropos opener 'The Phoenix,' the show featured songs from all seven of their studio albums, from 'Grand Theft Autumn/ Where Is Your Boy' and 'Saturday' off their debut to four songs off the upcoming MANIA. But the best of the bunch fell in between that.
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
I LIKE FUN
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The sparkly I Like Fun suggests that Flansburgh and Linnell are working hard, really hard, to reduce their dependence on those boilerplate elements, in hopes of breaking through to genuinely new ideas. Several of the tunes are built on clipped, almost coded verses that don't last the typical eight measures, a single structural change that makes them jarring. Other compositions are scored for strange combinations of horns and kazoo-style fake-horn vocalizing. Some pieces are short little etudes, others are more like suites: 'Lake Monsters,' which imagines a world where lake creatures emerge to vote on election day, pivots from a sticky midtempo R&B groove to a fully revved double-time shout for the finale. This sets up the closing deep thought: 'No hypnosis like a mass hypnosis 'cause a mass hypnosis isn't happening.' They Might Be Giants, I Like FunIt's possible to miss some of that dark stuff and it's high-octane Black Mirror-ish stuff, not run-of-the-mill existential gloom because Flansburgh and Linnell wrap everything in radiantly bubbly power pop, and fuzz-guitar punk, and Beach Boys vocal-harmony flourishes. I Like Fun is a series of lugubrious songs about death, dismemberment and other unfortunate events dressed up for a Friday night joy ride.
FIRST AID KIT
RUINS
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The album's lyrics are full of heartbreak and dashed dreams, so perhaps it was the Sderbergs' fragile state of mind that inspired them to venture tentatively out of their comfort zone. Certain songs suggest the pair could end up mimicking Ryan Adams's transition from Americana to boilerplate indie rock; the quiet, finger-picked To Live a Life certainly indicates, if the rest of their catalogue hadn't already, that they're intensely familiar with Adams. Fireworks is bold in conception, if not as much in execution. The acrobatic, scale-traversing vocal melody and classic soul underpinnings are undercut somewhat by thin, trebly electric guitars playing bland arpeggios, recalling a bloodless indie sound that's been dated since the mid-2000s. Conversely, the dramatic Rebel Heart is a similar but more effective take on an electric First Aid Kit sound, with a sparkling outro built on rapid, overlapping guitar trills.
SHINS
WORMS HEART
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Dismantling the old Shins lineup must have been a bittersweet trade-off for James Mercer. On one hand, it freed him from the interpersonal conflicts inherent in running a band like a democracy, which surely was a relief to a songwriter who never prided himself on his people skills. But it also placed a weight on his shoulders. The sole burden of the bands music and image now falls squarely on Mercer, including formalities that never seemed to come to him as easy to him as the songs did. During the bands mid-00s peak, for instance, Mercer often positioned himself toward the side of stage in concert, happily outsourcing traditional frontman duties like joking and bantering to his gregarious sideman Marty Crandall.

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