Music that can change your life #2

A band that has been around for five years doesn’t deserve a greatest hits album. They are still too young and they still have too much to grow before they truly reach their full potential. Has Fall Out Boy enters in hiatus, they make sure we will miss them with this fantastic collection of every single they released so far. Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits is the ultimate collection and a great way to see how far Fall Out Boy have come.

The album is set chronologically, which makes it easier to see their progress, and there isn’t much to say about their career, is there? They started with the forgotten Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, which is presented here only with the bonus track “Growing Up”, then they did their fledged out release, the brilliant Take This To Your Grave, the breakthrough From Under The Cork Tree, the majestic Infinity On High and the diverse Folie à Deux. All this in four years.

 It’s obvious that the band needs a break, after crafting hits like the sugar-coated “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”, “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”, FOB’s response to the emo scene and “I Don’t Care”, the band’s best song yet the least successful from all of these. These songs work because of Pete Wentz’s complex but exceptional lyrics and Stump’s soulful, fantastic voice, who manage to put so much in a pop song that you just get lost in the middle of the pop culture references and delightful hooks.

It is obvious that Fall Out Boy are an essential band. They make amazing songs, which one with more layers than the other and they do it with such a passion that you just can’t help but succumb to the sugary hooks, the catchy choruses and the complex lyrics. Fall Out Boy are not a fad. They are a brilliant band.

Listen to: Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down ; This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race; I Don’t Care.

 

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