Pete Wentz has been making headlines in the past few months thanks to his divorce, the brief time he had pubic bush hair, and the subsequent renewal of his hotness when he shaved that mess off.
Meanwhile, his ex-bandmate, Patrick Stump, has been busy making music. His album, “Soul Punk” dropped this week.
A little hard to take him too seriously with that cover art, but the album is a great mix of rock and electronica. The best songs on the album are the ones that show Stump has a real point of view. “The ‘I’ in Lie” tackles cheating as a metaphor for the music industry, and Stump expands on that theme in”Greed” (“You know, very rarely is good art born in the board room”). It’s an album that can be enjoyed solely for the interesting musical integrations Stump has become known for, but if you look a little deeper, the lyrics are often deeply personal. “Mad at Nothing” is a favorite.
2. This City
3. Dance Miserable
5. The “I” In Lie
6. Run Dry (X Heart X Fingers)
8. Everybody Wants Somebody
10. Coast (It’s Gonna Get Better)
11. This City (Album Version)
12. Bad Side Of 25
13. People Never Done A Good Thing
14. When I Made You Cry
15. Mad At Nothing