It was about halfway through the new Fall Out Boy album did I really realize how old I am and how taste changes over time. I have changed, the band hasn't. They actually broke up then got back together and didn't miss a beat, picking right up where they left off. The music they make today sounds like they could have made it earlier in the century. Hell they could have made this music in the 90s, and it would fit right it. It's power pop full of hooks and it's all strangely rather timeless.
Rock is in a weird place that a band like Fall Out Boy can be depended on for their consistency. The newest album is very energetic, very fun and I did enjoy listening to it, even though I am convinced more and more each day that this music is no longer for me. There are bound to be a handful of singles on the record and no doubt I will be hearing it blaring from some radio station or some arena pa system. And it deserves it. It's good. We could be listening to much much worse. I couldn't even place this record among the rest of their discography because well, they don't slip often. So it's a toss up, down to your own peculiarities. Push play, give this a listen, I promise you won't hate it, but like me, you might just be too old or not cool enough to love it.