Sell out boys

By now you’ve probably heard that Fall out Boy is officially back together. After a so called three year hiatus, the band’s four members, Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley, and Pete Wentz, decided to come together again. Many fans are ecstatic about this news, while other fans say they should have remained apart. Forming in 2001, Fall out Boy started out as a very hardcore punk band in suburban Chicago. The band’s popularity continued to grow, and they eventually released their first album, Take this to your Grave , in 2003. The album had much success and put the band in the spotlight, leading to Fall out Boy’s signing with Island records. In 2005 the band released From under the Cork Tree , and Fall out Boy exploded onto the popular music scene. With songs like “Sugar we’re going down” and “Dance, Dance”, the band was getting radio play every day for about a year. Everyone knew who they were and what they sounded like; a catchy rock band with charismatic members. The band was even nominated in 2006 for Best New Artist at the Grammy awards. This ever-growing popularity, however, is what eventually led to the band’s “falling out.” Each member of the band was pushing for different musical styles, and it also seemed that some of the four didn’t even care about the music, but rather the fame. Despite the negativity surrounding their popularity, Fall out Boy continued to make albums. In 2007 they released Infinity on High , a very different sounding album from Cork Tree . It achieved much success despite this, with singles “Thnks fr th mmrs” and “The Carpal Tunnel of Love.” The album definitely showed more of head singer Patrick Stump’s love for soul music with constant vibrato and falsetto in his singing. Many fans weren’t too pleased with Infinity on High , and hoped that the next album would be more like Cork Tree . Unfortunately, the bands fourth studio album, Folie A Deux , strayed so far away from the band’s original sound that one might not recognize that it was even Fall out Boy. The last thing any fan wanted to see was that Fall out Boy had teamed up with Lil Wayne on a song. If that didn’t set some off, the album’s sound in general would do the trick. It’s as if Patrick Stump is trying to sound like Prince while the rest of the band is drowned out by random instruments such as horns and pop synths. Whatever Fall out Boy tried doing failed, and shortly after the release of Folie A Deux in 2009, the band went on hiatus. Stump decided to pursue his solo career, releasing one album named soul punk . Neither of the two genres were done justice on the album, and not too many people cared about it. Tabloid-famous Pete Wentz started a band called Black Cards. He managed to find two members, only to have them quit shortly after. Trohman and Hurley decided to join heavy metal band, The Damned things. Although not a popular band or style of music, Trohman and Hurley can at least say their side project was not a total fail. The four must have realized they were out of the spotlight, something they probably did not enjoy. Fall out Boy obviously was sick of not being famous and wanted to be famous once again. Since officially getting back together, the band has released the single “Light em up” featuring 2chainz. It’s a mystery as to why they think teaming up with a rapper will bring them success, especially after teaming up with Lil Wayne was a complete bust. In my opinion, Fall ouy Boy should have just stayed separate. It seems as if they have no new good music to share with the world and are simply praying that people will listen to them again. They are a disgrace to true musicians because of how much they’ve thrown away to make more money. It is truly saddening how much they forgot about where they came from when that is what made them famous in the first place. It’s time to fall out Fall out Boy, for good. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}