Sound — 10
I love Fall Out Boy's sound, especially in this CD. Fall Out Boy's four members - Patrick Stump (guitar, vocals), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar), Andy Hurley (drums) - really know how to play and this cd proves it very well.
Lyrics — 10
Patrick Stump has one of the best voices in the music business. It is really unique, and the best part is that he has never had singing lessons. He has great range and just a great all around voice. The thing about the lyrics, they are definately hard to understand, meaning wise that is, but all you have do is listen to them more in depth and you will understand them very well, like I have. The people who only listen to Fall Out Boy a little, or only listen to their hits, I doubt will be able to understand what they are saying in their songs.
Overall Impression — 10
The thing I love about this cd and "From Under The Cork Tree" is the titles. I love the fact that they are so long, it's just original. And the meaning, well, most people don't understand them, and that is what Fall Out Boy intended. The titles are related to the meanings of the songs, so if you learn what the songs are trying to say, then you should be able to tie the meaning of the title into it. If this cd was lost or stolen, I guarantee I would buy it again.