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From Under the Cork Tree
     

From Under the Cork Tree

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by Fall Out Boy
 

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Fall Out Boy's 2003 LP stacked sarcasm, wronged romance, and hardcore-derived passion on the head of a punk-pop pin. Take This to Your Grave was urgent at every turn, and though it fit the conventions of its genre, it was bolder and more memorable than the average release on Kung Fu or Drive-Thru. The kids responded -- Fall Out Boy

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Fall Out Boy's 2003 LP stacked sarcasm, wronged romance, and hardcore-derived passion on the head of a punk-pop pin. Take This to Your Grave was urgent at every turn, and though it fit the conventions of its genre, it was bolder and more memorable than the average release on Kung Fu or Drive-Thru. The kids responded -- Fall Out Boy were fast favorites of the online social networks (MySpace), and an endless tour schedule solidified their rep. With 2005's From Under the Cork Tree, the band fully delivers on their first full-length's promise. Sure, it nods a little more to the standard dynamics and production tweaks of pop-punk and emo in the mid-2000s -- Cork Tree was produced by Neal Avron, who's worked with A New Found Glory. But in many more ways it's the same album as Grave, a youth-intense blast of pop culture reference, pop-punk hyperactivity, and the feeling that we'll never understand life until Patrick Stump or Pete Wentz tells us about it. And we believe them. Stump is Fall Out Boy's vocalist and guitarist, Wentz its bassist and lyricist. Wentz' verbiage can be lengthy -- "I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me," one title goes -- but he has an innate ability to simultaneously acknowledge and deconstruct the mushy emo soliloquy. Temper that with a road-hardened cynicism about band life, superficial love, and the adventure of signing a record contract, and you have lyrics with a point beyond simply acting up or getting sentimental. "Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for my Sham Friends" is blunt. "Yeah we're friends," Stump says, "Just because we move units." But the album also has a current of longing to it, of missing regular life, regular relationships. Musically, Cork Tree's first five tracks are relentless, with razor-sharp melodies that seem familiar but sound totally unique at the same time. The "Oh! Oh!"s and punchy chords of "Of All the Gin Joints in All the World" are a thrill greater than any Jimmy Eat World album ever; "Sugar, We're Goin Down"'s half-time shifts are triumphs of tumbling words; and the opening track meditates wryly on all-ages shows' fame. Further, when Fall Out Boy rip into "Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year," summer 2005 will not be able to ignore them. "We're the therapists pumping through your speakers/Delivering just what you need," they sing. It's obviously time to embrace our inner mall kid.

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Release Date:
05/03/2005
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602498800140
catalogNumber:
000414002
Rank:
11264

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From Under the Cork Tree [Itunes Bonus Version] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheSkywalkerFamilyForever More than 1 year ago
this album stinks and this band has terrible musicianship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SMeyerDestroysBooks4ever More than 1 year ago
fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AntiHotBoys4everAntiDrake More than 1 year ago
this band and album both stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i LOVE fall out boy!This is the first place ive found the CD with the bonus tracks!i dont really like the remix of suger were goin' down but over all its awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is extremely enjoyable to listen to. All the people out there who hate them obviously have not listened past "Sugar, We're Goin Down", which is probably my least favorite song on the CD. The lyrics are very witty, too...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love thsi cd so much and fall out boy is such an awesome band!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this band and all of the CD's they have made thus far. I do now own this, but I've hear most of the bonus songs online. they are my favorite band, patrick has a fantastic voice, peter writes great lyrics, andy & joe just plain rule.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I luv this Album . Like All the songs are awesome exept the bonus tracks are strange . But Aside from the bonus tracks The whole cd Rocks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
every single song on it is great! i could listen to it all day and not get bored with it.buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fall Out Boy is a great band and this is one of their best. "I Slept with Someone.." is one of my favorite songs because it lets out the Heavy side of the band. Then it switches back to punk with "A Little Less Sixteen Candles". I highly recommend it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fall Out Boy is my favorite band. I pre-ordered this album and I only stopped jumping to listen to it! I'm still in love with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is absoulutely awesome! Patrick's voice is so catchy and u feel like singing their songs. The best are still Dance, dance, Sugar We're going down, Grand Theft Autumn, and A litlle less sixteen candles! FOB ROCKS! EMO RAWKS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cd...in my opinion its better than their other ones...it really is great and i would totally recomend it...the songs are catchy and are really, well, cool i think....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started my journey into the world of FOB with "Sugar we're goin down" and I fell in love with the band. One of my personal favorites is "A little less Sixteen Candles, a little more "Touch Me". "Dance, dance" is awesome, too. I definately recommend this CD to everyone, you're bound to love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always get tired of songs but i haven't got tired of any songs on this CD. I have it all on my ipod. My favorite song is Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying. Buy this CD!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this CD just today i have listened to it liek 5 times and have not gotten tired of it! The lyrics are great and heartfelt. Every time you listen to the CD you catch something different that you haven't heard before!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best cd they have come out with so far. The only problem I have is that "Sugar We're Going Down" is way too over-played. Now everyone knows about Fall Out Boy and thinks that they are Fall Out Boy's biggest fans. All these big-time preps are now singing along to "Sugar We're Going Down" but those preps don't know any of their other songs. You should really get to know other songs before you consider yourself a fan. You should also get to know some of their background information, like how they got the band's name. But being the die-hard fan I am, I recommend this cd to just about anyone [even the big-time preps (i mean that in the most respectful way)] especially if you like emo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From Under the Cork Tree is one of the best cd's I have ever bought/heard..I can't get enough of it...even my brother (who listens to nothing but rap) likes this cd...if I could I would buy everyone on Earth a copy of it just so that they could experience the pleasure that I have from this cd....^_^...ENJOY...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this cd just because of "Sugar were goin' down" and fell in love with all of it. I have played this cd to death and am still not sick of it. This cd was totally worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Until many of my peers began belching out some of this CD's choice singles, I'd never heard of Fall Out Boy. My little sister lent me the CD and I almost didn't give it back. The band combines punk and cynism with a touch of emo for an amazing display of talent. This is definetly one of the best CDs and bands I've ever heard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes! Fall Out Boy. I love love love them. How could you not? I love them all the way from their bitterly rad lyrics to the random and overly long song titles. Go buy this album and Take This to Your Grave. If you already have TTTYG, don't expect FUTCT to be the same type of package, because they are pretty different, but special in their own ways ;)
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