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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

Avril Lavigne tells Billboard that her upcoming album, which will include pop-rock tunes, piano ballads and a Marilyn Manson collaboration, is “all over the place.” Read our new interview with the 28-year-old singer-songwriter.

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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.

Read our track-by-track review of “Paramore” before the album debuts tomorrow: http://blbrd.co/ZwFE4K

Paramore is debuting their new self-titled album one vinyl side at a time this week in “4 Sides / 4 Nights” videos – Watch & listen to the first four songs of “Paramore” here: http://blbrd.co/12c95pf

On the 10th anniversary of the March 4, 2003 release of Evanescence’s “Fallen,” take a look back at the album with this classic track-by-track review.

Billboard’s 20 Best Songs of 2012

Agree with our picks? Think we’re crazy? Click here to find out what we chose as our No. 1 song of the year and head to the comments section to tell us what was wrong (or right) about our choices.

Bon Jovi, “Livin’ on a Prayer”

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