Don't Hate Fall Out Boy before you've read this review
Feb 9, 2009
Fall Out Boy is considered to be one of the most overrated bands in music today especially now that Pete Wentz seems to have his hands in too many different pots. I however would like to disagree with those of you who put them on the back burner purely because they sound more like a bubble gum pop band or maybe even a whiny emo band. Lets take a look at Fall Out Boy from a different perspective.
The Good-Fall Out Boy are one of the musical geniuses of our time, and I'm not saying that 3 chorded music is great. However, I believe that lyrically Fall Out Boy is one of the most genius bands I've ever heard. Bob Dylan doesn't have a great voice or much variation in his musical style from song to song, however, people view him far differently than Fall Out Boy due to the generation he became popular. Pete Wentz's poetry falls from the lips and into music in a way I cannot describe while Patrick's voice gives it still another meaning. It appears to me that if you took the time to listen to lyrics such as these:
You want apologies, Girl, you might hold your breath, until your breathing stops forever, forever. The only thing you'll get is this curse on your lips: I hope they taste of me forever.
Why don't you show me a little bit of spine, You've been saving for his mattrerss. I only want sympathy in the form of you, crawling into the bed with me.
We're traveled like gypsies only with worse luck and far less gold we're the kids you used to love but then we grew old we're the lifers here til the bitter end condemned from the start ashamed of the way the songs and the words beating in our hearts Theselyrics speak in a way that can only be explained by truly listening to them, and appreciating them on the whole.
The Bad-Fall Out Boy does sound a little too poppy, and they don't seem to have much of a grasp on anything above the poetry in the prose. The band isn't phenomenal when it comes to musical composition, but to be honest, this is something lacking in music on the whole this day in age.
I highly recommend spending a little more time with Fall Out Boy versus dismissing them as just another shitty pop punk band.