Monday, February 05, 2007

Album Review - Fall Out Boy

Artist – Fall Out Boy
Album – Infinity On High

The new Fall Out Boy album is out! And guess what it sounds like? Just like the old Fall Out Boy album! Anyone who did not see that coming might be mildly retarded. But the good news is that they did manage to branch out musically, even if only slightly. Its hard to like Fall Out Boy as they seem to attach a social stigma to their fans, but that doesn’t erase the trail of catchy hooks and sing-a-long’s that they seem to bleed out of their guitars, however played out it may sound. Its not bad, just a little boring.

With their new record Infinity On High they bring back the catchy songs and high school heartache lyrics they are known for, along with those god damn twenty word song titles. The band apparently watched a lot of John Hughes 80’s flicks. Tracks like “I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Tryin’ To Get You Off” sound like they belong at the end credits of an updated Emo Breakfast Club. By the way Pete, please for the love of God and all that is holy stop writing such long song titles. It is not fun, cute, nor endearing. In fact, it is quite annoying and may contribute to your downfall.

Anyway, you can see where this is going. If you liked From Under The Cork Tree, you should enjoy this record as well. If not, then just take a queue from Brandon Flowers and threaten to punch them in the face. Or punch him in the face. Either way I win.

6 out of 10

If you like this album, try:

Fall Out Boy – From Under The Cork Tree
Panic! At The Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
The Starting Line – Say It Like You Mean It

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