The Carpal Tunnel of Love - Single
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So, I assume if you are reading this, you obviously have some background knowledge of Fall Out Boy and their previous works. I assume you are a fan of either "Take This to Your Grave" or "From Under the Cork Tree". As a fan of both, the new Fall Out Boy seems unscathed by Sidekick shots, tour after tour, and Patrick's stint as producer and guest vocalist to bands on the Fueled by Ramen label. You are probably going to read reviews that say "th1s 5ux!1!11" and ones that read "OMGZSDKSWWDJKL I L0000v333 F0b!". I hope these don't influence you. Keep in mind that the band has different influences for every stage in their career. And that although this may seem like it is a departure, blending falsetto and screamo, but it isn't. It is evolution. And I like it.
Anticipation reacing "Critical Levels"
Most would say Fall Out Boy are going in the wrong direction for their new album by hooking up with an unusual producer (Babyface), having a legendary hip-hop artist perform the intro to the first song off the record (Jay-Z), and of course claiming the album would be influended by R&B, but by the looks of it... seems that the boys know something we don't. "The Carpal Tunnel Of Love" kicks off with aggressive guitars and immediately lets us know that the hip-hop producer and "big pimpin" co-star, together could not stop the pop-punk music penacle that is Fall Out Boy. The single also demonstrates something a little more than we're used to. Pete Wentz, lyrical genious and "Most Wanted" on every girl's wishlist this Christmas, reintroduces his trademark screaming towards the end of the song, telling us that perhaps Fall Out Boy have tapped into something new, but definetely welcome. All in all a great introduction to the new album, "Infinity On High", which hits stores Feb. 6, 2007.
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- The guitar is the beginning is pretty clever and definitley more punk for a Fall Out Boy song which, I think, makes progress. - The first vocals are very blurry and it creates suspense on how the next part will come. At first you'll think Fall Out Boy has gotten too punk and it's not "pretty punk" anymore...just wait til the verse. - The first verse comes and it's good old Fall Out Boy. Patrick's vocals are higher than normal I think which is pretty if you try to sing it like he does...it's not easy. - The part before the chorus where the vocal melody changes slightly...it sounds sort of wesern which I think is pretty cool going into the chorus. - My brother likes to make fun of the chorus but I love it. Especially when he sings stunning and cunning with repeating the "ing"s. Sounds like pretty punk to me folks. - The bridge is best part to me. Even though they never scream that much, when they do, it's sung with an "attack". The title for this review is the first line of the screaming bridge...i didn't just put that cuz i'm insane =]. I think it's a great song. And people...sadly this is not their first single off "Infinity on High" (new album)...the first single is "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" which sounds pretty good and enthusiastic live...but I like carpal tunnel of love better because it sounds like Fall Out Boy as they always have been.
Formed: 2001 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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