Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Fall Out Boy|
From Under the Cork Tree
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Elizabeth X. (brexcrafts) from CATSKILL, NY
Reviewed on 5/1/2010...
i love this cd and all the others this band has. i hope to get their new one folie a duex soon
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 10/3/2007...
Awesome...punk for the middle agers
Joshua C. (Mak1696) from NUNNELLY, TN
Reviewed on 3/28/2007...
Great dance rock
Sarah B. (FolkRockFan) from SEVEN POINTS, TX
Reviewed on 12/18/2006...
This CD is surprisingly good. I bought a copy for "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" but quickly learned that the entire album is well worth the investment. Fall Out Boy's talent and raw energy is evident on each track.
This album should be a 2006 Grammy Nominee
Musac Critic | 09/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No one can deny the popularity of punk or emo music. It is a ubiquitous genre and has been for sometime. Being so ubiquitous, it is difficult to make the style different and unique. Fall Out Boy take the angst and the overall feel of punk/emo to the next level. Their first succesful move is to make their song titles very unique. You just don't see song titles with ten or more words today (unless you are alternative artists such as SUFJAN STEVENS, etc...). That already seperates Fall Out Boy from rival artists such as Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, etc.
Furthermore, Fall Out Boy experiments with different driving guitar riffs and rhythm. Their overall use of rhythm gives them as a band a very unique sound. "Sugar We're Going Down" is different from every other single today. It uses the typical emo/punk qualities, yet it is so non-mainstream compared to say Simple Plan's "SHUT UP" or Good Charlotte's "I Just Wanna Live". Also, Fall Out Boy's remainder of songs are all different and unique from the previous song, making the very short, but tight album work very efficiently.
My favorite tracks include "Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued", "Of All The Gin Joints In All The World", "Dance, Dance", "Sugar We're Going Down" (my personal favorite), "Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year", and "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me". A well put together album with great production and a major amount of creativity. 4 stars easily, and more importantly, hopefully a Grammy nomination."
Comeback of the Year?
Ieatemokids | Virginia | 07/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fall Out Boy have a pretty big load on their shoulders now. Someone, somewhere discovered they were about the catchiest thing to hit pop punk since ever and before any of us could really realize it, they were #1 on TRL with their overwhelmingly successful single "Sugar, we're going down". This, of course, has sent "cool" kids everywhere on rampages to destroy their Fall Out Boy cds and discourage others to "make the mistake they did". Some will suggest other awful bands to listen to instead, like the Transplants. This is because they are trying to be "cool". I could carry on, but since I hope someone will make it all the way through this, I'll just say that this kind of hustle and bustle goes with the job description once you get discovered by someone that's not a random teenager who likes emo.
Some people seem to be very confused. Fall Out Boy wasn't a particularly original band, ever. No kids, Take this to your Grave (no matter how freakin rediculously good it is) wasn't the shining example of something different. I'm pretty sure any punk kids could whip those chords out and croon along all cutely and come up with something that sells more than FOB does. So, while some of you are pretending Take this to your Grave was a genius work of the most astoundingly original band ever, it's not. It's cute and I love it but hey it's nothing special technically wise. However, Fall Out Boy does a few things that nobody else is doing right in this "whatever Fall Out Boy is scene". One, the lyrics are a step above anyone else. Even if you honestly think "our lawyers.." Is the next "lifestyles of the rich and famous" (which I'm pretty sure it's not), you have to give credit where credit is due. For a pop punk band Fall Out Boy writes some of the most original content lyrically throughout both their major releases.
The first track is good, but it's no "Tell mick" (best FOB song ever by the way). I pretty much like jumping in to the following track, the best on the album. It's an easy, dancing along piece that will catch you instantly and not let go. I heard a leak of "Sugar.." before the album came out and now I'm sick of that song (it's just not very good except for the lead in lines to the verses). "Of all the gin joints.." holds its liquor (haha, that was nice, eh?) better than the single. It doesn't get tiresome, and if anything, it just gets more catchy every time you hear it. "Dance Dance" is another track specifically worth mentioning because it's just a little different. I love the bridge that leads into the 2nd and last chorus. Other highlights include "Nobody puts baby in the corner", "I slept with someone in FOB..." and "A little less sixteen candles..."
Finally, the closer. If you aren't blown away by the closer to Take this to your grave, then you must be reading this in preparation to make fun of Fall Out Boy since you sure as hell don't like pop punk. Does XO live up to the greatness of the last album closer? I'd have to say, almost. "XO" is a fantastic track from start to finish. Definitely my second favorite on the album. It's upbeat but has a slow paced flowing chorus that carries on towards the end to bring the album to a close.
I won't deny that there are some lowpoints on the album such as: beginning of "I've got a dark alley...", the pseudo screaming (although I'm fairly sure it's a joke, so stop saying FOB is trying to be something else and doing a bad job, I think they realize they suck at it), and the worst part, the talking at the end of "Get busy living...". It sucked when From Autumn to Ashes did it, and it still sucks now.
Overall though this is a solid record that puts everything around it to shame even though it is far from flawless. I may rate other albums higher stars or something but I think I just don't have the heart to love this too much because of Take This to your Grave and the fact that Sugar is really annoying to me now. But listen kids, if you want to look "cool" so bad and hate emo at the same time, then save us the trouble of having to filter through your pointless reviews and go sit in a corner in your room and listen to your Shadows Fall cds (Yeah, that's right, they're not cool, shocker, eh?). Take your anger out on something way less good than this album."