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|Fall Out Boy|
Folie A Deux
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Multi-platinum three-time MTV VMA-winning Island Records group Fall Out Boy have officially announced their upcoming new third Island album FOLIE A DEUX, to be released on December 16th 2008. The band told a packed audienc... more »
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Multi-platinum three-time MTV VMA-winning Island Records group Fall Out Boy have officially announced their upcoming new third Island album FOLIE A DEUX, to be released on December 16th 2008. The band told a packed audience about the release last night at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, when they headlined the "Rock the Vote Ballot Bash." FOLIE A DEUX was produced by Neal Avron at The Pass Studios in Los Angeles. The first single will be the track "I Don't Care." Radio dates to be announced shortly. For FOLIE A DEUX, Fall Out Boy spearheaded a politically charged group that unveiled cryptic "Big Brother" type messages in order to support and ignite a democratic process. Impressively, the creative album roll-out garnered over 1 Million impressions in just one week online across literally hundreds of websites such as absolutepunk.net, friendsorenemies."This roll-out was started to engage people and let them tell their own stories. We came up with the beginning and the end, while the rest happened organically." says FOB bass player Pete Wentz. Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy's cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" has been nominated for Best Rock Video at this year's 25th annual MTV VMAs. The worldwide cablecast takes place live from Paramount Studios in Hollywood, on Sunday night, September 7th at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern). Since their first major market headlining North American arena tour in spring 2006, Chicago's Fall Out Boy - Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Troh man (guitar), and Andy Hurley (drums) - have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Spin, Blender, and Alternative Press and have performed on NBC's The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and more
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Elizabeth X. (brexcrafts) from CATSKILL, NY
Reviewed on 5/1/2010...
I've heard this cd and i really want it soon :(
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Consider the Shark Jumped
Jason McKendry | Everett, WA 98204 | 12/17/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"With a lead-in track that sounds an awful lot like the first track from the previous album, Infinity on High, Fall Out Boy's latest effort quickly establishes and then repeatedly reinforces the notion that they peaked a few years ago, and aren't really doing anything new so much as they're doing the same things with more pomp and polish. I was quickly struck by how contrived and forced the lyrics seem on Folie à Deux, while similar sentiments were much more artfully expressed on every earlier effort.
Perhaps more importantly, the lyrics seemed effortless and therefore more genuine in previous collections; where Folie à Deux is trying desperately to sell you on the image and idea of angsty post-teen rockers (I Don't Care), From Under the Cork Tree was so wrapped up in itself, so utterly unconcerned about what you thought, that it didn't have to bother trying to sell you anything at all; it simply was.
It may come to be that I ultimately regard Folie à Deux from Fall Out Boy in much the same way I ultimately regarded Adore from Smashing Pumpkins; while I disliked Adore tremendously when it came out, in hindsight, I could pin much of the disappointment on the expectations that the band had set with their earlier work, and I was able to enjoy the album on its own merits. Here lies the rub for Fall Out Boy -- the arc of quality in their work has been so good for so long that it had to start dipping eventually.
There isn't really anything wrong with Folie à Deux, but that's only half the story. The other half, the half that matters, is that there isn't really anything right, either."
Strong Choruses Hold Together Folie A Deux's Madness
Lance G. Augustine | The Midwest, USA | 12/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fall Out Boy is perhaps the one band that most defines what alternative punk/pop/emo rock is to today's record-buying public, with 2005's From Under The Cork Tree and 2007's Infinity On High garnering massive commercial success. On Folie A Deux, their 5th studio album, they've honed their formula for success and crafted songs that, to my ears, should satisfy core fans and newcomers alike.
On the majority of these tracks, the experimentation and mixing of musical styles and genres occur on either side of a very strong, melodic, mainstream rock chorus...in other words, F.O.B. has at least one section of every song they can hang their hat on; it doesn't seem to matter how far they stray from the 'conventional' approach to writing a rock song, at some point in each track you will hear familiarity (great sounding choruses).
The record's production is very "BIG"-sounding...typical F.O.B. trademarks, like multiple layers of vocals with plenty of "Whoa's" and "Oh's" and chants, tight harmonies, and great variety with instrumentation seem to have been emphasized...but I wouldn't necessarily say it's overproduced. Even though the arrangements can get a little 'busy' at times, Pete Wentz (bass guitar, lyrics) and Patrick Stump (vocals) somehow make the chaos work, and we end up hearing some very creative, interesting, and catchy music.
The first track, "Disloyal Order...", has about 4 different 'verse' sections, including an organ-based opening and a guitar chord progression reminiscent of The Who's "Teenage Wasteland", before it even gets to what might be considered the 'chorus'. But with each listen, this song just gets better and better, and I feel it's one of the album's best tracks.
On "America's Suitehearts", the verse gives you no clue as to the powerful, melodic rock chorus that follows it, and the album's first single, "I Don't Care", based on another classic guitar riff, is probably the most straight-forward, radio-friendly track. "What A Catch, Donnie" is a slower, piano-based, dramatically produced song that I find very moving. The first eight tracks are all solid, along with "Tiffany Blews" and "20 Dollar Nose Bleed".
The inclusion of what I consider to be 'just average' songs ("27", "w.a.m.s.", "West Coast Smoker") is the only reason I drop this from 5 stars to four; otherwise, I feel Folie A Deux is top-notch, and I would definitely recommend it."