On The Highchair: Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy fronted by Patrick Stump reached the mainstream by the success of its major label debut From Under the Cork Tree. Released in 2005, the album won several awards and achieved double platinum status after selling more than 2.5 million albums in the United States alone. To support the album, the band headlined tours around the world in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 the band released the followup Infinity on High to major chart success, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 260,000 copies its first week.

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy was formed in early 2001 by friends Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz, who had played in various hardcore punk bands in the Chicago area. Inspired by other bands they listened to growing up, such as Green Day, Descendents, and The Smiths, the pair decided to start their own band.[4] Trohman met high schooler Patrick Stump in a Borders Bookstore.[5] Stump introduced himself to Trohman when he overheard him talking about the band Neurosis, in which they shared a mutual interest.[5] Stump auditioned as a drummer, but his impressive vocal range led to his placement as the lead vocalist.[6] Two other Chicago musicians were recruited to play drums and guitar.

Infinity on High on my personal review is such a groovy and modern album, I thought they were emos but they really are serious about their music and sound. When I first heard Thriller I was guessing who opens the song, it was JAY-Z! Well, Jay-z is a great artist but when the drums and guitar rift starts, I was blown away, I already forgot about Jay-z from that to the last note it was all Fall Out Boy. Then my personal favorite in the album is the song “I’m Like a Lawyer with the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off” I love the chorus that’s it, my selling point Is the chorus enough said, here is the video! Enjoy


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