- DO FOB STILL GOT THE MAGIC, OR DID THEY LOSE IT TO THE MAINSTREAM?
Now only 24 days way from FOB’s album (album has been delayed), ‘Folie À Deux’ is being target of rumors, previews, snippets and leaks. First, I want to talk about the so called ‘Folie A Deux (2008 RETAIL ALBUM)’. It is not the album. It’s just the names of the tracks and to get them, you’ll need to access an website and take the password. It’s a lie. There’s no password, and the files simply don’t work. Don’t believe in it. Now, FOB’s ‘Folie À Deux’ is being targeted as the best FOB album. I totally agree. I’ve listened to a couple of snipets, two singles and I have no problem saying that this is goin’ to be a 5 stars album. Keeping a mix between ‘Grave’ and ‘Infinity’, and adding some sythetizers to the equation, Patrick Stump’s voice may not be the same, but that’s not a bad thing. It pasted from acute nice voice to a very powerful soul voice. Joe Trohman keeps rockin’ his guitar and he his better then ever. Pete Wentz still has the amazing capability to make ironic, solid and sometimes funny lyrics and Andrew Hurley is still rockin’ his drums. Now, if the rest of the songs are as good as the ‘I Don’t Care’ anthemic chorus or even as creative as the piano part on ‘Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet’, the album may prove to be one of the best albums of the 2000’s. ‘What A Catch, Donnie’ is soulful, more directed to pop-rock and ‘America’s Suitehearts’ is an confidence anthemic song, as they sing ‘Let’s hear it for america’s sweethearts!’, before goin’ to a powerful riff. The change that FOB made from general rock to a more soft, listenable pop-rock is very positive. If you’d ask me ‘What is your favorite album?’, I’d have to say ‘Folie À Deux’, even if I still didn’t listen to it. FOB is back, better then ever!