Oh Pete Wentz, why can’t you just keep it in your pants? I’m kidding, I was lucky enough to meet bassist Pete Wentz and vocalist Patrick Stump, and contrary to blogs, I thought they were rather nice and funny; it was easy to bug them during my interview with them.

With a successful album comes the bad criticisms, sidekick images, and fights among bands. But Fall Out Boy will pull through, if they couldn’t they wouldn’t be here. They are fighters. And the Jigga has their backs.

Back in the day there was a time when Fall Out Boy wasn’t a household name, and fans today wish they were back in that place. But fans need to realize that their favourite artists need to explore other avenues such as TRL and commercial success. They too have to grow with the artists.

Pete Wentz’s lyrics jolt me to the core, they are real feelings, but conveyed in such a way I can’t even describe. Maybe it’s the way I relate to them, and how I feel, or how they are sung, but whatever the case, his writing really gets to me. And let’s not forget the song titles, come on you, they are pretty funny and super long.

The album opens with poptastic rock tracks, which will put anyone in a good mood. “Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued” and “Of All The Gin Joints In All The World” should follow in the footsteps as the two singles before them have (“Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance”).

The album is super catchy, the lyrics deliver quick wit.

One of the more melodic tracks on the album is “I’ve Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)”, and you can definitely hear Stump singing in a lower key, and not the typical higher key sung on the rest of the album.

“7 Minutes in Heaven: (Ativan Halen)”, which is funny just typing it starts off with an alternative type riff contrary to the other tracks, but catches up and is pop punkesque.

This bonus edition offers remixes which to me might not be appealing because I think songs are good the first time around.

I’m not going to get into the signing to a major, or personal lives. Take this album and do what you will with it, love it, hate it, or rip-off their lines. Either way, it’s a comic relief (title-wise) and catchy pop punk musically. This isn’t music to commit suicide to, which is a great change from what’s out there.

8.9 boys with thorns in their sides.  [ END ]

Track Listing:

01. Our Lawyer Made…
02. Of All The Gin…
03. Dance, Dance
04. Sugar, We’re Going Down
05. Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
06. I’ve Got A Dark…
07. 7 Minutes In Heaven
08. Sophomore Slump…
09. Champagne For…
10. I Slept With…
11. A Little Less…
12. Get Busy Living…
13. XO

Run Time: 35:51