Folie à deux review by Fall Out Boy

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  • Released: Dec 16, 2008
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 7 (349 votes)
Fall Out Boy: Folie à deux

Sound — 8
Fall Out Boy have definitely changed their style from the days of Take This To Your Grave and From Under The Cork Tree. I would say there are only two songs that could really be classed as pop-punk. That said it isn't necessarily a bad thing. Most of the songs sound like those off of Infinity On High but have been improved. She's My Winona sounds a lot like Don't You Know Who I Think I am in the chorus and (Coffee's For Closers) sounds like a heavier version of The (After) Life Of The Party. If Infinity On High was an attempt change their genre then this album takes that ambition even further.

Lyrics — 9
I've always been a fan of the sarcasm that Wentz puts into his lyrics and this album doesn't disappoint. You can still feel the emotion he puts into his songwriting. Patrick Stump is one of favorite singers and his vocals on some of these songs are mind-blowing. he explores his full range in the song What A Catch, Donnie, and on (Coffee's For Closers) he puts a huge amount of effort and emotion into his singing.

Overall Impression — 8
With the exception of Infinity On High, this album is completely different from FOB's others. It is a definite improvement on their last album but I would till love to see them make a return to the old days. If this was lost or stolen I would definitely buy it again.

3 comments sorted by best / new / date

    How is Pete Wentz one of the last respectable bass player? He can barely play.
    I love this band. they have the most clever lyrics and stumps voice is amazing. it just kills me to watch them make everyone hate them because they over produce theyre songs WAY too much. be as poppy as you want, please just no more orchestra music like on
    (coffees for closers)
    Captain315 wrote: If you don't like Fall Out Boy, you either don't have a soul, you're old, or your ears are broken. The end. Sincerely A dedicated Fall Out Boy fan
    Lets see. I Hate Fall Out Boy, i have a soul, im 18 years old, and my hearing is just fine. since you appear to be so open minded about crappy music maybe you should try to understand that you might just be an idiot