From Under the Cork Tree

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602498800140
  • Catalog Number: 000414002
  • Sales rank: 4,782

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fall Out Boy Primary Artist
New Found Glory Vocals
Chad Gilbert Vocals
William Beckett Vocals
Brendon Urie Vocals
Technical Credits
Neal Avron Producer, Engineer
Frank Gargiulo Art Direction
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Fall Out Boy Composer
Travis Huff Digital Editing
Pete Wentz Composer
Patrick Stump Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    fob they are the great

    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 <BR/><BR/><BR/>i would encorage anyone to buy this cd if i had the chance

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Pick This Up

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

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    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is the worst band on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    this album is pure garbage fall out boy is the worst of the worst!!!!!!!

    this album stinks and this band has terrible musicianship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

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    megadeth blows fall out boy outta the water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    megadeth blows fall out boy outta the water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

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    fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    pathetic album by fall out boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this band and album both stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    this cd stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    fall out boy = the worst of the worst this whole entire album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    the worst album in music history!!!!!

    the worst album and the worst band in all music history fall out boy stinks all their songs stink all their albums stink to you want real music check out what i reccommand

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    LOVE IT!!!

    first of all im gonna make one thing clear and that is FOB IS MY FAV BAND!!!!! i love the cd! i listen to it all the time! right now its the only cd of theirs that i have but im gonna keep buying them! i TOTALLY recomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    weak weak weak weak

    this band is seriously weak every cd they come out with is weak no guitar solos no drum solos nothing this band should have disbanded in 2005 or 2003 because this band seriously stinks and did i mention weak they really do stink they are annyoing they like a christian rock band who refuses to curse this band stinks they are has beens washed up poser rock stars this band is annyoing i sure hope fall out boy breaks up in the near future

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FOB at their best.

    I love this album. I think I know all the words to every single song on here, the songs are that catchy. Their best album yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Honest Opinion

    Not as good as Take This To Your Grave but still wonderful. The lyrics are genius, and they DO make sense, you just have to know that some lines are written metaphorically. Good enough for me to listen to again and again and again. Music style is simple yet branded with their own unique touch. Sometimes they poke fun at themselves. Something to check out at least, they may not be as bad as you have heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Absolutely fell in love with this cd as soon as I heard dance, dance...then along came a little less sixteen candles and i had to buy it. You ALL need to get this cd!! FOB ROCKS OUTLOUD!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    Great combonation of super-melodic emo and harcore punk pop! Listen to 'sophmore slump or comeback of the year' and i swear, you will be hooked! The re-relase of 'take this to your grave' (also by fall out boy) is fading into the past as this revolutionary album is released. Trust me, if you liked 'take this to your grave' you will rave about 'from under the cork tree'! Blink182 and +44 fans, trust me when i say I would die for this album- reminisent of blink's days on top! : )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fall Out Boy is the best band EVER!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE this Band!

    People say that the lyrics don't make since and that Patrick's voice is to whiney but when you listen to the cd it really grows on you. Just like their song from their "Take This To Your Grave" Album says: This is Side One, Flip Me Over, I Know I'm Not Your Favorite Record. The Songs You Grow To Like Never Stick At First."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sucks

    Okay, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At the Disco sound nothing alike. P!ATD is way, completly better. I think it's a bass guitar, and if I'm right, who ever plays it is absolutely terible at it. Maybe if the singer was so whiney they'd get a three.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fall Out Boy?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    I love Fall Out Boy! This albun is really great! GO BUY IT NOW! If you get to see them live, DO IT! They are great live. And, Pete lets you come down to the floor for the last song!

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