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‘American Idiot’ turns 15, but the Green Day punk opera still prevails
‘American Idiot’ turns 15, but the Green Day punk opera still prevails
Maybe it’s the aroma of stale pizza and potato chips that hangs grease-thick in the air. Perhaps it’s the lighting system, dimmed to an eye-squinting level that approximates late evening, right before dusk drops into night. Or it could be the piles of empty candy wrappers and drink cans that clog the place, giving it the appearance of some toga-partying frat house. But there’...
Op-Ed: In defense of Fall Out Boy’s ‘Folie À Deux’
Op-Ed: In defense of Fall Out Boy’s ‘Folie À Deux’
When Fall Out Boy released their fourth record, Folie À Deux, in 2008, they were no strangers to pissing off fans and baffling critics. Their stylistic changes, both musically and aesthetically, from album to album are notable and clear: Take This To Your Grave is a pure, if not standout, pop-punk record; From Under The Cork Tree saw them embracing verbose writing and emo aesthetics; Infinity On H