One rock band replaces another atop the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock and Roll” debuts at No. 1, bumping last week’s champ, Paramore, down to No. 12. FOB’s new album, the band’s second chart-topper, trumps Kid Cudi’s “Indicud,” which debuted at No. 2 this week.
Despite the genre in its title, Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock and Roll” is more informed by singer Patrick Stump’s dance-based solo foray than most of the band’s previous albums. The new album contains some head-scratching collaborations, but even those that fall relatively flat are still positive indicators that the members of Fall Out Boy are back to having fun, stretching their legs and taking risks. Find out which songs are worth a listen in our track-by-track review: http://blbrd.co/12on6lp
Paramore is aiming for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its new self-titled release could fend off Justin Timberlake and Brad Paisley to bow atop the list next week. Read more: http://blbrd.co/YqyLjC
On Avril Lavigne’s new single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” she offers an acoustic anthem for listeners who have stuck with her, referencing Radiohead and singing over the sort of chiming guitars that helped make “Complicated” a hit in 2002. Listen to the new track here.
Paramore’s new self-titled fourth album focuses on the best and worst parts of love, the angst that comes along with the uncertainty of the future, and being totally against whoever suggests they conform to, well, anything.