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CAN TAYLOR DO IT AGAIN?
What does Vegas think? (8/19a)
HEAVY WEATHER:
RAINMAKERS II
This is no ordinary doorstop. (8/19a)
END OF THE "ROAD," BILLIE GETS HER FIRST #1
Kids these days... (8/19a)
A PRESEASON
HITS LIST
The biz is getting its game face on. (8/19a)
GRAMMY CHEW: COMING IN
UNDER THE WIRE
More speculation over lox and bagels (8/19a)
HEAT!
Seriously, we can't take off any more clothes at the office.
DOLDRUMS!
Nothing doing.       
LUNCH!
Well, what do YOU want?      
VACATION!
Badly needed.     
Critics' Choice
LISTEN BEFORE CASTING YOUR BALLOT: FALL OUT BOY, AMERICAN BEAUTY, AMERICAN PSYCHO
10/28/15

Fall Out Boy, American Beauty/American Psycho (DCD2/Island): At a time when few alternative bands—especially ones that could plausibly be called alternative rock—crossed into the mainstream, FOB knocked three huge singles (“Immortals,” “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman”) out of the park. The source of those smashes is a madly energetic, stylistically restless collection (the band’s sixth, as it happens) that lives up to the edgy aesthetics of its title. Its arena dynamics should be a wake-up call for rockers who’ve allowed their ambition to go slack—we’re talking enormo-dome hooks, blazing guitars and window-rattling beats delivered with unflagging urgency. Pete Wentz and mates borrow from EDM, hip-hop and even surf-rock to bolster their rock assault, and it somehow all comes out Fall Out Boy. It’s hard to imagine Beauty not stomping its way to a Rock Album trophy, but it surely merits consideration for the overall prize.