Infinity On High By Fall Out Boy

So, the band that enchanted all the kids in the world, Fall Out Boy, was never to heard in Portugal… I struglled myself to get this record (that just started to get sold this year in Portugal as many other alternative records) and finally I’ve heard. A strange thing is that, despicte the fact that FOB aren’t very known in Portugal, the song ”Dance, Dance” was a major success but I never heard it… And if it wasn’t my friends that were all adicted in the song ”This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”, another year that this band would never be known by me and the American sensation Fall Out Boy would be just another band for me. But thank God that didn’t happened! The hooks, the sing-along chorus and the guitar riffs and the drums sounds make this record soung HUGE like it was made by the best pop-rock bands in all the world! After all, it isn’t any band that has a Jay-Z introduction and then simply passes to a smashing drums sound and a spectaculer guitar riff! From the ”Thriller” song to the bass-base ”The Take Over, The Break’s Over”, this song is amazing! It’s not my favourite from this record, but FOB sure know how to make a sound so anthem-like with huge hooks, and spectacular bridges that, when you think about it, it is also the same words ”We do it in the dark/ With smiles on our faces/ We’re drived and well concealed/ In secret places”, but Patrick Stump’s amazing voice makes it doesn’t sound repetitive. The hip-hop based-song ”This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” it’s my personal favourite. I just can’t get tired of it… A hip-hop bit, with guitars and drums and with an awsome voice makes this one sound like you heard the album in one song. It makes ou really sing-along and in one word: Genious! The pop song ”I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You)”, it’s a good song with the best vocals that you’ll ever hear in your life! It makes you remind of the person you love, and it’s an pop version of ”Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”. Another song that proves that with or without bridges, FOB can make a song worth in gold is ”Hum Hallelujah”. Despicte the song title that is the worst that I ever seen in my life, this song really cheers you up when the ”world is being really shitty to you” like Peter Wentz said in ”****: Live In Phoenix”. Awesome guitar riffs and the best chorus that FOB could ever made, this song is very good too. The piano-ballad song ”Golden” it should be a bonus-track song. Though the song is very good in the chorus, it sounds a little bit of the album, like it was just putten there because someone wanted… The only ”bad” song in the album. The fan-favorite sugar-rush ”Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” it’s the song that all the pop-rock lovers were waiting for! An amazing intro, also calm, to just smash in a powerfull chorus to make you dance, sing and enjoy the song while you ear the words ”Thanks for the memories/ Even though they weren’t so great/ ”He tastes like you, only sweeter”. From the Orchestra intro too the Spanish guiter, this song is PERFECT! The ”Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am?” remind me in the begin of some of the Cobra Starship new songs (for the claps) and the ”Oh! Oh! Oh!” really remind me of ”Of All The Gin Joints In All The World”… Nothing much to say, the same huge hooks and catchy chorus. The airy ”The (After) Life Of The Party” it’s very criticsed by the reviewers. I really like the song, despicte the fact it’s a new FOB thing and it doesn’t sound like the rest of the album. ”The Carpal Tunnel Of Love” was the first released Infinity On High song and, it can be too overplayed, but the lyrics (that are the best in these album) and the music is spectacular! The ”Bang The Doldrums” summer-like song, it’s simply a ”love song in my own way” as Patrick Stump sings.The lyrics are also very clever and, to remind FOB from the ”From Under The Cork Tree” old days ”The tombstones are waiting/ They were half engraved/ They knew it was over/ Just didn’t know the way”. Clearly FOB still stick to their roots. ”Fame < Infamy” has clearly as crystal, the best guitar intro that FOB ever made. It’s simply awesome and the chorus is so catchy that it’s recomended. ”You’re Crashing, But You’re No Wave” shows that FOB know how ridicolous this record is, singing a song about a DA and a sentence. It’s a very good song too. I was waiting for a song like this since I started to ear music! Then when FOB RIPs into ”I’ve Got All This Ringing In My Ears And None On My Fingers”, the song that I first hate it, I actually ended liking it. A great way to end a excellent album. So, when you ear it, don’t think the album is Emo or Poppy as many critics say. Think abou it as music, and if for a hour you just forget who was the band that wrote this, and forget the controversy of FOB, you’ll probably like it. If you don’t, you are definetly thinking in the band’s controversy. Because this album is just excellent… And that’s enough. (98% of 100%) Recomend Songs: ”The Take Over, The Break’s Over” ; This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race ;  Thnks Fr Th Mmrs ; Hum Hallelujah : Fame < Infamy.


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