Folie A Deux

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  • Summary: The latest album for the emo rock band was produced by Neal Avron.
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  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: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. ChristianV
    Jan 3, 2009
    10
    The cd is absolutely great!!! The songs are great and greater every time i listen to the cd... i just cant get enough.. these guys really The cd is absolutely great!!! The songs are great and greater every time i listen to the cd... i just cant get enough.. these guys really shoulve have done a cd/dvd special edition at launch time... but. well, all always its gonna be a year after the launch but its ok. the cd is awesome!! Great job from FOB!!! Expand
  2. JakeH
    Jul 9, 2009
    10
    I was worried when they cranked another album out so quickly after Infinity On High, but it for sure beats out that album. I got this CD 7 I was worried when they cranked another album out so quickly after Infinity On High, but it for sure beats out that album. I got this CD 7 months ago and I've never gotten tired of it. Expand
  3. 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
  4. KurtH
    Jan 5, 2009
    9
    By far the best FOB album to date. The are unstoppable.
  5. Mar 7, 2015
    8
    Definitely one of my favorite albums by Fall Out Boy. The band transitioned well from their comparatively hardcore punk albums to this album,Definitely one of my favorite albums by Fall Out Boy. The band transitioned well from their comparatively hardcore punk albums to this album, which one would have trouble classifying. Hits such as the edgy I Don't Care and the slow and sad What a Catch, Donnie are great. But the lesser-known songs, like Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes and (Coffee's for Closers) are my personal favorites. They (along with most of the other songs) have a good sound, with catchy, well-written lyrics and quite a bit of emotional depth as well. Expand
  6. MattF
    Dec 18, 2008
    8
    There is not a bad song on this cd, and none of it feels like it was meant to be filler, which I've come to expect from Fall Out Boy. There is not a bad song on this cd, and none of it feels like it was meant to be filler, which I've come to expect from Fall Out Boy. What I didn't expect was for some of the songs to be downright Beatles-esque (What a Catch, Donnie; America's Suitehearts). This is a rock-solid performance from Fall Out Boy, not sublime but definitely not underwhelming. Expand
  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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