Hey there! I took last week off of writing, since I had a very busy week. Now, I am back in full swing, and excited for this weeks post. Fall Out Boy has announced that they will be releasing a new album and going on tour. I have always loved Fall Out Boy so much, and so this week, I want to go through and put their albums in a favorite to least favorite list. I love a lot of their songs, but some albums are better than others. So, here are all of the Fall Out Boy albums in order of least favorite, to favorite. Let me know which one of these albums you absolutely love.
7. PAX AM Days
This album is very different from all of their other stuff. I just cannot get into it as much as the other albums. It has that garage grunge kind of sound. There are some songs that are super cool on it, but not enough to get me to want to listen to the whole thing all of the time. If you are looking for some true Fall Out Boy music, this is definitely not the album I would pick. If you like this kind of stuff, then this might be your new favorite!
6. Take This To Your Grave
Oh, the first album. It has some really great songs, like Saturday, and Dead On Arrival. This one is pretty great, but it is not one that I grab for very often. It has some hints of screamo in there that I know not many people are into. I like how little of it they used, and it adds to the songs that really need that extra aggression. It is a great album, but not all of the songs are the best. True die hard FOB fans are definitely into this one the most. I went to a concert of theirs last year, and when they played Saturday, about 1/4 of the audience (myself included) were singing along and loving it. The rest of the audience was really confused. It was really awesome to see the true fans from the beginning.
5. From Under The Cork Tree
This is the album that really started to make Fall Out Boy famous among the main stream music lovers. Sugar We’re Going Down Swinging, and Dance Dance were huge on this album. Besides those tracks, there are some pretty awesome and rocking songs on here. There are still some songs that have that screamo flair to them, and those are some of my favorites. There are just a lot of interesting lyrics throughout this album that really hit home with a lot of people. But again, it isn’t the one I always go for. There are other albums that are definitely above this one for me.
4. American Beauty/American Psycho
This is the album that I feel, got Fall Out Boy back into mainstream after their break up and return. Most young people really like this album, and as a 24 year-old, seeing a bunch of tweens at Fall Out Boy concerts is weird to me. I had parents with young children at the last concert. It was weird to see for me. This album did have some amazing songs, that I could see being well liked by a younger audience. It is one that I was really excited to here, but now I do not listen to as much. This album had a lot of hype, and the songs are great. I just don’t see it in my top 3, which are normally the albums I always grab for.
3. Save Rock and Roll
This was their first album after the break up, so of course I was insanely excited for it. The boys were looking great, and were ready to put Pete’s amazing lyricism back into out lives. I love the Young Blood Chronicles, which is where all of the songs were tuned into a music video, and each one followed the other, like a short film. There are a lot of amazing guest artists on here, and everyone song has great lyrics to go along with the story they were making. With all of that being said, there are still songs on this one that I skip, which if it is going to be my favorite album, I don’t want to skip songs. It is still a pretty great album.
2. Infinity On High
This was the album that got me into Fall Out Boy super hard. I hard This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race, and immediately wanted to hear more. That, and the fact that Pete Wentz was my emo dream boy, I went and got this album. I believe I got it as a birthday present. I remember sitting in my room, listening to this on my boombox, and loving everything that I heard. This album flows from one song to the next, and I love when artists can do that. Each song had deeper meaning that really stuck with me, and I know every word to each song. It was hard, picking between this one, and the album following as my number one. There are just things about the next album, that I love more than this. This album will always be in my memories as the album that got me into Fall Out Boy, and that is something I will never forget.
1. Folie A Deux
Now, this album did not sit well with some people, but I am OBSESSED with it to this very day. It is like one massive song, and I know every lyric by heart. This was the album that released when I went to my first Fall Out Boy concert. I was 16 years old and I loved every minute of it. We had gotten floor seats, and I was right up next to the stage by the time Fall Out Boy played. I wanted to die with how amazing the experience was. It makes me want to go back to their concerts again and again, because the concerts they put on are fantastic. This album has such great lyrical intent, and the songs are super catchy. This is the album I always show people who are looking into listening to more Fall Out Boy, and they normally like it as well. There are not enough words in the english language to explain how much I am obsessed with this album. It is one that I have to listen to front to back every time.
Well there you go! I did not include any live albums, because I don’t count those toward creating new content, they are just additions to what we already have. As you can tell, I am obsessed with this band, and will always be obsessed until the day I die. I hope to be 60 years old and still rocking out to their songs. I hope some of these albums are some of your favorites, or that you now have some new music to put on your playlist. I would recommend everyone listening to these, and to make their own opinion. I hope you enjoyed this weeks post, and I hope to see you here next week for another!