Infinity On High - Fall Out Boy
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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 167 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 167

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  1. Jun 4, 2013
    7
    Some hit songs over here, some rock and roll songs over there. Get that and mix it with some experimental music ideas and you get Infinity On High. A mix of the band's rock and roll with external elements, such as R&B and, believe it or not, "Hum Hallelujah" sounds very... well similar to its title in some parts. "Fame Infamy" and "Thriller" are the highlights among the rocking tunes here and "Thnks fr th Mmrs", along with "The Take Over, The Breaks Over", "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" and "I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off" are the absolute hits. Then you get the deep melodic "Golden" and the wonderful "The (After) Life of the Party" (another highlight) and you see that this album is very good. Some other tracks are good too but not that much. While everything seems okay, "The Carpal Tunnel of Love" is just a mess. Anyway, Infinity On High is worth checking out. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2012
    9
    A major turning point in Fall Out Boy's work. The band has matured endlessly from From Under The Cork Tree, with the band's musicianship and Pete's lyrics better than ever, though the most noticeable difference at first being Patrick's voice. He sounds more like a soul singer now and the likeness to his whining on Evening Out With Your Girlfriend is practically non-existent. Fall Out Boy draw in a lot more influences here, mainly from hip-hop, as evident in the albums opening four songs, but also expand their instrumentation for much more powerful song-writing than the album's predecessor. Wentz's lyrics are a puzzle wrapped in an enigma but he genuinely does have a lot to say. 'This is a love song in my own way' Patrick croons during one of the albums most tender moments. Patrick has claimed that he had the most creative influence out of the four on this album and from the result it's evident that's how it should always be. The man's a genius. The album's first seven songs are easily enjoyable and the second half takes the band's sound in an interesting and awesome new direction. There's still enough on here to please old fan's though - the Cork Tree reminiscent The Carpal Tunnel Of Love springs to mind, and not too much of a departure to completely alienate listeners. And one of the albums best songs comes in the bonus track G.I.N.A.S.F.S (gay is not a synonym for **** for anyone searching the internet in dismay)
    Innovative with big hooks and one of the years most essential albums.

    Standout tracks: "The Take Over, the Breaks Over", This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race, Golden, Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, The (After) Life Of The Party, You're Crashing But You're No Wave, I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers
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  3. Oct 8, 2012
    7
    They got observably better towards their predecessor. Yet they forgot the killer song in here. But it's a nice LP with a bunch of rememberable party songs in it.
  4. Mar 7, 2013
    9
    With pure fun of songs, the follow-up to From Under The Cork Tree brings songs that arent as good but still show amazing sound and awesome skill.
  5. Jan 2, 2014
    9
    I never quite understood the hate for this album. I am proud to say that this is by far my favorite Fall Out Boy album, and maybe even one of my favorite albums of all time. Sure, it's a different sound than the normal Fall Out Boy, but it shows that Fall Out Boy are capable of change. From the anthemic opener "Thriller" to the amazing final two tracks "You're Crashing, But You're No Wave" and "I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers", this album always keeps me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. For a band that was once so self-assured and able to utilize its talents so compellingly, the album is regrettably haphazard.
  2. Some of the band's most gut-wrenching and powerful melodies to date. [Mar 2007, p.133]
  3. Lo and behold, it turns out these pasty emo boys are a pretty great blue-eyed soul band.