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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: FUNK,
PART FOUR
Say it loud! (2/28a)
NINE YEARS OF GROWTH FOR LIVE NATION
Another record year in concerts. (2/28a)
GAGA GETS "STUPID"
Let's dance. (2/28a)
MORRIS, RHETT, HUFF LEAD ACM NOMS
Vegas, here we come. (2/27a)
U.S. BIZ REVS BROKE $11B IN 2019
The money is streaming in. (2/27a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
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.