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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2005
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602498800140
catalogNumber:
000414002
Rank:
2300

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Tracks

  1. Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued
  2. Of All the Gin Joints in All the World
  3. Dance, Dance
  4. Sugar, We're Goin Down
  5. Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner
  6. I've Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mou
  7. 7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen)
  8. Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year
  9. Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends
  10. I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song
  11. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"
  12. Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part to Save the Scene and S
  13. Xo

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From Under the Cork Tree 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 90 reviews.
MuSiC-iS-lOvE More than 1 year ago
Just listen to two of the tracks on this CD and you're guaranteed to never want to put it down. I'm not saying that only two of the tracks are worth it; they're all awesome. If you like pun-rock, this is one of the musts in your CD collection.
inuyasha-lover More than 1 year ago
i love this cd it rocks and well i has my fav. song on it like :dance,dance ;a little less 16 candles.......-i like all the song on this cd really so all i have to say is fob rules


i would encorage anyone to buy this cd if i had the chance
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Guest More than 1 year ago
fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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OrionTheCallOfKtulu More than 1 year ago
this is the worst band on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheSkywalkerFamilyForever More than 1 year ago
this album stinks and this band has terrible musicianship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JekPorkinsRed6Returns More than 1 year ago
megadeth blows fall out boy outta the water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SMeyerDestroysBooks4ever More than 1 year ago
fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AntiHotBoys4everAntiDrake More than 1 year ago
this band and album both stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
2003's Take This To Your Grave was a cd that got you hooked on once you put it in your cd player. The lyrics were unlike those of most emo or pop-punk bands (which they hate to be called by the way). It's hard to classify Fall Out Boy as that, because three of the members were in hardcore bands before FOB, bringing that edge to the table. This cd is just as catchy as TTTYG, but very different. The lyrics are a little bit darker, and after the first five songs, the music has changed. It's still gonna get caught in your head, but it's gonna suprise you too. But a word of advise, skip track 5 (Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner), especially if you've listened to it acoustic. This version just isn't very good. And, in my opinion, almost brings the record down a little.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am a HUGE fan of fall out boy and they definitely did not disappoint me by this one. it's a little different than their other stuff, but it's still the same style and everything. i love this cd sooo much. if you've never listened to fall out boy, they're kind of like punk rock-ish. and they're really good. our lawyers and sophomore slump are the best songs in my opinion.. but i really love all of them. and im being completely honest when i say there isn't even one song i dont like.
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 ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing cd, i'm so excited, i love it. i liked their first one, and this one is even better. it's different, but in a good way...they've grown and you can hear it. love the long song titles too....i love fall out boy in general...definitely buy this cd
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
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
This CD is awesome. All the tracks are great. It's one of the best CD's I've heard in a while. You can literally put on the CD and not change any track and you'll be pumped up and enjoy each track. It all sounds great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD not really knowing who they were, and I listened to it no less than 3 times the first day. I can honestly say I love every single track on here. Buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd i have to say is one of the best i have heard. This cd helps the broken heart!!!!!!!!!
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
this cd is the bomb-digity! every song is good, it is soo worth the money! i listen to it all the time and i know every single word! dont listen to the cd with me cuz i will sing man and its not pretty
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!