Take This to Your Grave

Take This to Your Grave

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by Fall Out Boy
     
 

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Fall Out Boy's full-length label debut, Take This to Your Grave is a smart collection of emo-influenced pop-punk tunes. It's long on harmony and the kind of earnest, dual guitar riffing listeners have come to expect from young rockers raised on a diet of hardcore, Punk-O-Rama comps, and MTV. But Fall…  See more details below

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Fall Out Boy's full-length label debut, Take This to Your Grave is a smart collection of emo-influenced pop-punk tunes. It's long on harmony and the kind of earnest, dual guitar riffing listeners have come to expect from young rockers raised on a diet of hardcore, Punk-O-Rama comps, and MTV. But Fall Out Boy really necks ahead of the pack behind the enormous voice of dreamboat-in-training lead singer Patrick Stump and lyrical content that merges musings on love and youth with healthy amounts of cutting cynicism, savvy popular culture touchstones, and cheeky phraseology. Though it was issued by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello's Fueled By Ramen imprint, a hefty advance from Island allowed Fall Out Boy to record Grave at Butch Vig's Smart Studios compound in Madison, WI, and employ the skills of producer Sean O'Keefe, who'd handled the boards for units like Lucky Boys Confusion and Motion City Soundtrack. Of course, Island will be looking for a substantial return on investment from Fall Out Boy. But before the band follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional -- which it deserves to and will -- listeners can enjoy Take This to Your Grave's undeniable mixture of exuberance and romantic hardcore. Like a high-school dreamer's homeroom notebook, Grave's margins are littered with impossibly clever turns of phrase. A preliminary scan of the record's song titles is enough to prove this. From the double-time hardcore of "Reinventing the Wheel to Run Myself Over" to the shifting dynamics of "Homesick at Space Camp" (which was seemingly engineered by NASA to incite a crowd singalong), Fall Out Boy renders each song with a different mix of talents. Every time you think you've heard it all before, the band kills with another couplet. "I know I'm not your favorite record/The songs you grow to like never stick at first," Stump croons in "Dead on Arrival." Later, "Calm Before the Storm" dissects a relationship with an almost intellectual mix of casual, MTV-generation reference-making and a dose of self-analysis that suggests sadcore anti-hero Bill Callahan. After name-checking a throwaway Top 40 ditty, Stump addresses his ex: "What you do on your own time's just fine/My imagination's much worse." While Grave's 12 tracks run on the long-range external tanks of emotion that every teenager refuels with each miniature passing period drama, they're also professionally executed packets of melody. While the exposed nerve of hardcore is apparent throughout, Stump, bassist Peter Wentz, drummer Andrew Hurley, and guitarist Joseph Trohman are making music for a generation that appreciates a good hook, and isn't necessarily concerned where it comes from. Alternative, hip-hop, California skatepunk -- all the videos are directed the same way, and flannels, Fubu, and wallet chains are sometimes just set decorations. Fall Out Boy's positive is its honest intersection of pop's shallow nature with the rippling passion of hardcore. The band pulled all the frames of reference off the wall and built a larger one with the mismatched pieces. Inside it is Take This to Your Grave, a spectacular debut art project.

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Release Date:
05/06/2003
Label:
Fueled By Ramen
UPC:
0645131206121
catalogNumber:
12061
Rank:
2827

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Take This to Your Grave 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sure all of you know Fall Out Boy from their Infinity On High album with the singles &quot I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off&quot and &quot Thnks Fr Th Mmrs&quot but this is the glory. For me this is their best album, it's what the band really is a post-hardcore band, but now it's just one of those mainstream rock bands. If any of you like I Brought You Bullets... By My Chemical Romance, you should really listen to &quot Take This To Your Grave&quot
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i loved it
Guest More than 1 year ago
...what Fall Out Boy delivers with this new CD (Take This to Your Grave). "Tell That Micky That he Just Made My List of Things To Do Today" is an awesome song, along with "Grand Theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy". Fall Out Boy is one of the best bands in the music genre of emo. And definitely will last for awhile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is soooo great!!! Their sound reminds me of New Found Glory, Less Than jake, and sometimes even Greenday and Blink 182. My favorite song is "Chicago is So Two Years Ago"....this CD is just great!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hmmm...let's see...I listened to this cd for about two weeks straight...when I was angry...when I was sad...when I was happy...It suits all feelings. Awesome Awesome band!! My best friend gave me the cd...and I thank him everytime I listen to it. So do yourself a favor and buy it...totally worth the effort!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing band who are just really good at what they do. Emo-pop-punk at it's finest. If you get to see them live, you won't regret it. they are even better on the stage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of fall out boy and this is their best cd ever! five stars all the way! i got this cd and cant wait 4 there next cd 2 come out
Guest More than 1 year ago
A freind got me to listen to this cd. And i loved it. It one of my favorites. This band is great. Fall Out Boy rocks!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is one of the best ever made! the guys from FOB are just the best! I had the pleasure in meeting them if you dont have this cd get off your BUTT and get it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This c.d. is awesome. My friend matt likes them and i decided to buy their c.d. to see if they were any good. Omigod they are so good i listen to them everyday. Try this cd cuz if you aren't, you aren't really livin'!! lol. Buy this trust me its good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The album is incredible, it's one punk album I don't mind blasting wherever I go. Down DC, on campus, or in front of the parish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fall Out Boys best CD by far. The songs are so catchy and are filled with great one-liners. Amazing lyrics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After getting From Under the Cork Tree, I decided to get this cd because I really liked this band. This one's as good, if not better, than FUTCT. The lyrics make the album, and it's just fabulous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Take This To Your Gravw" is probably the best cd i own!! its got catchy lyrics, fast-paced tunes, eevrything u want!!!! I found that "From Under The Cork Tree" was extremely disappointing compared to this one!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Take This to Your Grave is Fall Out Boy's best album out. On From Under the Cork Tree, Patrick's voice is more mature and not as whiny, so I liked his voice better on this one!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Old school FOB was great. Everytime I listen to TTTYG, I fall in love with FOB all over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you first fell in love with fall out boy's electric guitar riffs and blunt lyrics during the release of 'from under the cork tree' (specifically when 'sugar we're going down' and 'dance, dance' hit the charts) then you have been missing out for more than two years. Sure, 'from under the cork tree' has it's share of shining moments, hey, i even can admit i'm addicted to a few of their songs. But there's something missing from their latest album. The hard-core rock flaunted in 'take this to your grave' is fading into the past. Though still evident in a few of their songs such as 'sophmore slump or comeback of the year' and 'champagne for my real freinds, real pain for my sham freinds', I expect that in their next album, their success will get the best of them. Hopefully they will keep the sweet melodic influence of emo and bring back the hard-core before completely succoming to punk-pop. 'Take this to your grave' boast the perfect mix of the three genres. So why not snatch this album while you can? Take this to your grave makes use of some excellent melodies in my personal favorite, 'calm before the storm', while holding steadfast to the "trademarks" that some say make many of the songs sound alike (even though they dont!) They explore some new sounds from 'evening out with your girlfreind' in 'Dead on Arrival'. And it is beyond me how 're-inventing the wheel so i can run myself over' didn't become an instant hit. I swear, you will love this album! But do me a favor... listen to the songs a few times and let them grow on you. They become irristable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even some of you people may think FOB is dumb and whatever or they have all the wrong types of lyrics MANY MORE PEOPLE think their awsome and they will that way 4ever no matter what.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Fall Out Boy fan and I absolutely love their new songs but they arent as good as these. These songs will get you through pretty much anything and have really deep lyrics...and that awesome punk feel. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best Fall Out Boy in my opinion. Everything is just amazing. Even someone I know who HATES Fall Out Boy said they were okay when I had her listen to one of the songs on this cd. A truly memorable album, so believable, so honest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I'm not going to lie, new Fall Out Boy doesn't bother me, but it would never be my choice of music. However, their first album truly is different. It's not nearly as &quot emo&quot (in case you have some sort of annoyance to that), it's a lot faster, radiating something similar to a &quot vintage&quot Blink 182 sound, and if you just can't get your close-minded head past their lengthy song titles, they only exercise those once or twice on this album (thrice if you're picky). BUT, most importantly, overall, they aren't writing lyrics to impress or create new MySpace names. They are genuine to how they naturally perform music. I wouldn't swear on it, but I have my doubts as to whether or not I could ever get sick of this album. At LEAST preview it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago