Folie Deux

December 16, 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: December 16, 2008
  • Release Date: December 16, 2008
  • Label: Island Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 50:32
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  • ASIN: B001NB6IN8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #291 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Overall, it's a very good song.
All I'm saying is give folie a deux and try and don't think of it as a crappy excuse for an album...because true fall out boy fans will love it.
Keith Nusbaum
It was one of my favorites the first time I heard the album.
Trinity Leppert

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By HuskerDog on December 16, 2008
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Fall Out Boy is perhaps the one band that most defines what alternative punk/pop/emo rock is to today's record-buying public, with 2005's From Under The Cork Tree and 2007's Infinity On High garnering massive commercial success. On Folie A Deux, their 5th studio album, they've honed their formula for success and crafted songs that, to my ears, should satisfy core fans and newcomers alike.

On the majority of these tracks, the experimentation and mixing of musical styles and genres occur on either side of a very strong, melodic, mainstream rock other words, F.O.B. has at least one section of every song they can hang their hat on; it doesn't seem to matter how far they stray from the 'conventional' approach to writing a rock song, at some point in each track you will hear familiarity (great sounding choruses).

The record's production is very "BIG"-sounding...typical F.O.B. trademarks, like multiple layers of vocals with plenty of "Whoa's" and "Oh's" and chants, tight harmonies, and great variety with instrumentation seem to have been emphasized...but I wouldn't necessarily say it's overproduced. Even though the arrangements can get a little 'busy' at times, Pete Wentz (bass guitar, lyrics) and Patrick Stump (vocals) somehow make the chaos work, and we end up hearing some very creative, interesting, and catchy music.

The first track, "Disloyal Order...", has about 4 different 'verse' sections, including an organ-based opening and a guitar chord progression reminiscent of The Who's "Teenage Wasteland", before it even gets to what might be considered the 'chorus'. But with each listen, this song just gets better and better, and I feel it's one of the album's best tracks.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Storylover TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 16, 2008
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I want to start by saying that this is a very enjoyable album, but Folie A Deux finds our heroes, the emo kings, embracing their melodic sensibility a little more tightly than some of their long time fans might like. Piano chords (!) can be heard ringing through at times, and power chords are occasionally left to linger in almost power pop fashion. To be sure, crunchy guitars with plenty of fuzz still are apparent, but the tunes are toe tapping, sometimes downright pretty, and definitely very catchy. Wentz's base is insistent, slamming its way around the melody line, sublimely funky, and backed up by a stomping rhythm section. Instrumentation is actually a little adventurous, and the entire affair brings to mind Panic! At the Disco's "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" more than just a little bit. Personally, I think that is pretty high praise, but I'm not sure that everyone who loves Fall Out Boy is going to feel the same way.

The stuff you have come to love is still here, never fear. Patrick's ever shaky vocal charms are the centerpiece of most of the songs. He sings, whines, pleads, and then boldly slides all around his range, which appears to be widening over time. He is more confident here than before, and that says a lot. He takes a lot of chances vocally, with some impressive harmonies and generally very strong vocal lines. I think that this album is his most listenable performance, but once more, I know that not all Fall Out Boy fans want things to be too listenable.

From a lyrical perspective, it has always been a little hard to know when Fall Out Boy are telling us like it is, letting us in on what is really on their hearts, or when they are throwing out blythe redirects as facade for a deeper hurt that maybe they don't want to reveal.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Rogers on October 19, 2011
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Of all the albums Fall Out Boy has released, this one hits way at the top on my list. I love this album so much because Patrick really lets loose in it. He sings the way that I love best. He sounds so powerful when he sings. It kind of sounds shameful to call it singing really; it's more like speaking with a melody. It is unfortunate that this is the last album to be released before the "split" of the band. For those who do not know, Fall Out Boy is "taking a break", kind of like Ross and Rachel from Friends, I hope that they plan to get back together for one more tour before they completely disband, but the band says they are not broken up just doing their own thing. I know Patrick has his solo project right now. He just released Soul Punk, his solo album, yesterday, October 18th, 2011. It was amazing if you guys want to check it out. I know the rest of the band has their own projects, but unfortunately I don't know what they are called. Thanks for reading my review and I hope I was helpful to someone.

My favorite songs form this album:
.She's my Winona
.America's Suitehearts
.What a Catch, Donnie
.Tiffany Blews

My favorite songs from Patrick Stumps solo album, Soul Punk:
.Bad Side of 25
.The "I" in Lie
.This City
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trinity Leppert on September 4, 2013
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Folie a Deux is Fall Out Boy's least popular album. HOWEVER, it is also my favorite from Fall Out Boy and #2 on my all time favorites from any band or artist.
This record was very closely involved with Patrick Stump, the singer/guitarist of the band. I hate calling some people better than others, but I think he is extremely talented.
"Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes" starts the album off with a catchy, memorable chorus that makes me want to sing at the top of my lungs.
"I Don't Care" is like a little rebel song, as suggested by the title. With its blues guitar riff and a nice beat to clap along to, this song was the most popular song off the album, and I can really see why.
"She's My Winoa" is a sort of fast-drummed out song. It sort of carries a lot of the vibe that this record holds as a whole, and that vibe is really... different. That's probably why the album didn't really take off. However, I really like how Patrick tried out a completely different vibe than the public was used to.
"America's Suitehearts" is my favorite off this record. I don't know why, but I'd describe this song as the kind of song that wants to make a statement. It's about how the media can take what makes you YOU and throw it out of the window and destroy you.
In "Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown," Patrick gets to show off how deep his voice is. It has a sort of hard-rock-ish verse and chorus. The part after the chorus (or is that the chorus and the part before it is the pre-chorus?) softens, with a piano playing the chords. Great song.
"The (Shipped) Gold Standard" is absolutely wonderful, in my opinion. I wish i could just say that for all of the songs and it would make sense, but sadly, I cannot.
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