Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Number of Items
- Infinity on High
- Country of Origin
- Mono / Stereo
Rolling Stone (p.65) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'This Ain't a Scene' is a bold single, complete with sampled drums and a Nineties R&B hook
Rolling Stone (p.116) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "Giant pop-rock songs with confectionery choruses..."
Spin (p.81) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The band's brawny emo riffs and sugary hooks are still evident on songs like 'Hum Hallelujah,' but Wentz and Co. have beefed up their sound considerably..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "FOB's guitars still blare, and Stump has evolved into a superb frontman, with a voice that slides supplely from a bratty punk bark into a honeyed falsetto." -- Grade: A-
Q (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Gleaming with instant hooks, this is a uniformly radio-friendly album. It's also a hugely addictive and likeable one"
Uncut (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t all adds up to a brave endeavour."
Alternative Press (p.133) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lyricist Pete Wentz breaks out of his usual first-person perspective without sacrificing any insight or honesty, and singer Patrick Stump delivers some of the band's most gut-wrenching and powerful melodies to date."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.47) - "[H]ere the musical brain behind the band gets to use the studio as his personal playroom, polishing and buffing the band's sound until it shines brightly enough for mainstream magpies."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.70) - Ranked #10 in Kerrang's "The Top 20 Albums Of 2007" -- "[T]his album will be a staple of radio rock playlists for years to come."
Q (Magazine) (p.74) - Ranked #38 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[A] bold, gleaming pop album."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Thriller 3:29
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] The Take Over, The Breaks Over 3:33
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race 3:32
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me + Y 3:31
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Hum Hallelujah 3:50
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Golden 2:32
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] THNKS Fr TH MMRS 3:23
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Don't You Know Who I Think I Am? 2:51
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] The (After) Life of the Party 3:21
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] The Carpal Tunnel of Love 3:23
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Bang the Doldrums 3:31
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Fame 3:06
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] You're Crashing, But You're No Wave 3:42
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers 4:06
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] G.I.N.A.S.F.S (UK Bonus Track)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Thriller
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Take Over, The Breaks Over, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Hum Hallelujah
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Golden
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] THNKS Fr TH MMRS
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] , The (After) Life of the Party
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Carpal Tunnel of Love, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Bang the Doldrums
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Fame < Infamy
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] You're Crashing, But You're No Wave
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers
- Pop / Rock
- Release Date
- 22 February 2007
- 47m 50s
- South Africa
Fall Out Boy: Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Andrew Hurley.
Personnel: Lindsay Blaufarb, Sophie Toufa, Butch Walker (vocals); Ryan Ross, Chad Gilbert (guitar); Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (mandolin); Ken Wiley (French horn); Nick Lane (bass trombone).
Additional personnel: Jay-Z.
Audio Mixers: Neal Avron; George Gumbs; Tom Lord-Alge.
Recording information: Brandon's Way, Hollywood, CA (09/2006-10/2006); Chung King, New York, NY (09/2006-10/2006); The Pass Studios, Los Angeles, CA (09/2006-10/2006).
Illustrator: Chuck Anderson.
Introduction by: Jay-Z.
Photographer: Pamela Littky.
Like My Chemical Romance, the wildly popular emo band Fall Out Boy opted to follow its breakthrough record (in this case, 2005's FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE) with a highly ambitious outing. Although it doesn't quite aspire to the concept-album grandeur of the aforementioned group's BLACK PARADE, 2007's INFINITY ON HIGH showcases a wider musical palette for FOB, which is immediately apparent on the disc's bold first single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," a dynamic track that mixes a jaunty R&B-tinged melody with the ensemble's signature guitar-fueled energy. Even songs that hew closer to Fall Out Boy's punk-pop template bristle with restless creativity, as on the surging "Carpal Tunnel of Love," which finds frontman Patrick Stump nailing an unexpected soaring falsetto during the remarkably catchy chorus. While INFINITY ON HIGH might rattle fans of the Illinois-based band's less glossy, more direct earlier material, the album is a fitting progression for the earnest group, and stands as an intriguing response to the glare of the mainstream spotlight.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Fall Out Boy
- Neal Avron; Babyface; Patrick Stump; Butch Walker; Neal Avron; Babyface
- Universal Distribution
- Neal Avron; Erich Talaba; Paul Boutin; Scott Riebling
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