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  • Summary: The latest album for the emo rock band was produced by Neal Avron.

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I Don't Care
Ohh Ohhh Say my name and his in the same breath I dare you to say they taste the same Let the leaves fall off in the summer And let December glow in... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Folie follows the precedent of 2007's "Infinity On High," which expanded Fall Out Boy's sonic palette (synthesizers, sequenced drums, strings, etc.). This one just goes further, with more layers and cameos from Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Lil Wayne, and others.
  2. It's simply another sturdy album that plays up what Fall Out Boy does best: rocking the arena with barely a second to catch your breath.
  3. The band have responded with their most stylistically hatstand-but-indisputably-best songs yet.
  4. In Fall Out Boy's world, tongue-in-cheek always trumps heart-on-sleeve. That's certainly the case on Folie à Deux, their most exuberantly cheeky release yet.
  5. Low-tune for a pop band, low-momentum for a rock band, they stand a chance of evoking bad Elvis Costello when they take you by surprise or emote on in the background.
  6. Patrick Stump is an impassioned frontman, and shows what he can do on the ambitious, multi-segment WAMS, but there's only so much creativity he can wring out of this conventional rock.
  7. The album's best moments are those that hum along unassumingly, giving the songs room to be catchy and simple and the hooks room to sneak up on you. These moments, however, are rare and fleeting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Mar 19, 2012
    10
    A very underrated album. It is more sophisticated than its predecessors and incorporates a wide variety of instruments and styles. It hasA very underrated album. It is more sophisticated than its predecessors and incorporates a wide variety of instruments and styles. It has clever, interesting lyrics and Stump's vocals seem to have improved over time. I love it. Expand
  2. Sophie
    Apr 3, 2009
    10
    Absolutely incredible album i love it not one song i dont like incredible. amazing. top class.
  3. Jan 14, 2016
    10
    FaD is probably the pinnacle of all Fall Out Boys albums. It really doesn't deserve the hate it received. Tracks like Headfirst Slide orFaD is probably the pinnacle of all Fall Out Boys albums. It really doesn't deserve the hate it received. Tracks like Headfirst Slide or Disloyal Order are unforgettable. Expand
  4. DaanK
    Dec 25, 2008
    9
    It's a great album. Good pop/punk i think the best of fall out boy. Mega great songs You sing this way that is everything. They dare It's a great album. Good pop/punk i think the best of fall out boy. Mega great songs You sing this way that is everything. They dare also new dingne such as:strings & piano It's simple music but all so good! Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2017
    9
    Folie A Deux is a testament to everything that made Infinity on High great, with even more somehow sprinkled on top. They have peaked here,Folie A Deux is a testament to everything that made Infinity on High great, with even more somehow sprinkled on top. They have peaked here, and everyone, including the albums various guest stars, have realized it. Fans that were expecting a return to their pop-punk roots will be disappointed; everyone else should buckle up. It's a wild, great ride. Expand
  6. SuleimanM.
    May 18, 2009
    8
    For the most part, Fall Out Boy Manages to create an enjoyable album.
  7. Apr 17, 2012
    0
    The one thing I do not get about this album, the song titles have nothing to do with the songs, the songs make no sense whatsoever apart fromThe one thing I do not get about this album, the song titles have nothing to do with the songs, the songs make no sense whatsoever apart from 2-3 (american suiteharts, She's My Winona, I Don't Care) I really expected more from fall out boy. Expand

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