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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the Chicago pop-punk band features a guest appearance from Burna Boy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jan 19, 2018
    80
    This is brave, baffling, bonkers and most importantly, absolutely brilliant. Strap yourselves in, it’s a hell of a ride.
  2. Kerrang!
    Jan 24, 2018
    80
    They're strutting along a tightrope without a downward glance here. [27 Jan 2018, p.50]
  3. 60
    The musical landscape has changed since Fall Out Boy’s Warped Tour days in the mid-’00s, and so have they. As Mania shows, it’s probably for the best.
  4. Mar 30, 2018
    60
    Any mania in MANIA is limited to the lyrics, while the band’s music is even-tempered and hardly given to extremes.
  5. Jan 19, 2018
    50
    Since around 2007’s Infinity On High, the key to enjoying Fall Out Boy has been letting go of their pop-punk past and embracing the pop band that always hid in plain sight. That was a chore on American Beauty/American Psycho, but less so on Mania. As endorsements go, that’s pretty qualified.
  6. Feb 15, 2018
    50
    All this feverish digital desperation makes the already clamorous M A N I A feel positively cacophonic: it may only be 39 minutes but it's one long ride.
  7. Jan 22, 2018
    30
    M A N I A won’t suddenly ignite a revisionist outlook of Fall Out Boy’s career, but it does leave you pining for the earnest giddiness of their pre-hiatus material. This is a feeble gesture of benign, stadium-sized pop that’s been cynically constructed, artificially beefed-up and saturated beyond the point of listenability.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 47
  2. Negative: 10 out of 47
  1. Jan 20, 2018
    10
    One of Fall Out Boy's most experimental work yet, it's really interesting to see how they explore other genres and at the same time sound likeOne of Fall Out Boy's most experimental work yet, it's really interesting to see how they explore other genres and at the same time sound like themselves. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    this song is perfect and i'll kill anyone who says its bad buy the album now
  3. Aug 18, 2018
    9
    I totally credit the risk of the sounds they experimented with,t they gave us something different without losing Fall Out Boy's signature.I totally credit the risk of the sounds they experimented with,t they gave us something different without losing Fall Out Boy's signature. They could have done a little better in a cople of songs, maybe, but the album shows perfectly the meaning of "mania". Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2018
    7
    One of the most "sharp-edged" and experimental album by them.
    Their electric influences were good overall. Starting from the energetic opener
    One of the most "sharp-edged" and experimental album by them.
    Their electric influences were good overall. Starting from the energetic opener "Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea", there follows soulful piano rock "The Last Of The Real Ones" and synth-rock love song "Wilson(Expensive Mistakes)". And in the later half of the album, you can see the diversity of music, such as R&B-ish slow song "Heaven's Gate" and experimental African rock "Sunshine Riptide ft. Burna Boy". Even though it wasn't comfortable that they began to use hip-hop beats, boring pop influences.
    I felt that their evolution is going on the wrong way first, but it has sharper and better sound than the ordinary pop album "American Beauty/American Psycho".
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  5. Nov 3, 2018
    6
    "Mania", que é uma mudança para sons mais modernos, poderia ser uma ótima reinvenção, mas acabou por ser um caminho complicado. O disco revela"Mania", que é uma mudança para sons mais modernos, poderia ser uma ótima reinvenção, mas acabou por ser um caminho complicado. O disco revela os Fall Out Boy sem uma direção assente.
    6/10
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  6. Oct 12, 2018
    5
    I really can't give this release any higher than a strong 5. It's pretty bad in some places. Its worst offenders are Young & Menace andI really can't give this release any higher than a strong 5. It's pretty bad in some places. Its worst offenders are Young & Menace and Sunshine Riptide. There are some good tracks though like Last of the Real Ones, Church and Heaven's Gate Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    Fall Out Boy, ¿te puedo hacer una pregunta?.
    ¿Que diablos es esta aberración?.
    ¿Donde puedo empezar? Me puedes explicar porque diablos
    Fall Out Boy, ¿te puedo hacer una pregunta?.
    ¿Que diablos es esta aberración?.
    ¿Donde puedo empezar?
    Me puedes explicar porque diablos usaste estos generos de EDM y Rock electrónico. Esta bueno para que te sangre los oidos con este aborto.
    Espero que la proxima no saques algo así de nuevo.
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