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Fall Out Boy Thesis

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From 2001 to today, Fall Out Boy has become one of the iconic teenage boy-bands. If you were to start playing it in a room full of females, there’s a 80% chance someone would start screaming. The legacy began in Illinois as a hard-core rock band, where Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, and Joe Trohman (they went through a series of drummers before deciding on Andy Hurley) stood in Joe’s garage fishing for old, battered instruments. There they created their first album, Take This to Your Grave. Next, they produced From Under the Cork Tree, Infinity on High, and the flop of Folie a Deux, before they went on hiatus just to come back three years later and create Save Rock and Roll. The most recent album they created was American Beauty/American Psycho, and they are in the process of making another one now. Fall Out Boy was one of the reasons Fueled by Ramen, an American record label that was struggling to get onto the music train, skyrocketed years later.…show more content…
It was released on December 16th, 2008, and was the fourth studio album. Many fans thought it was just too out there. The band’s hopes were to make the album unique and memorable, and they succeeded, but not in a good way. There were so many extra things happening, that the actual melody was washed out, and the album only sold 149,000 copies on the first week of sales. This isn’t bad, but much less than the previous album, Infinity on High. Despite this, many critics approved of and praised this as one of Fall out Boy’s best works of art. It reached number 8 on Billboard 200 with four hit singles, I Don’t Care, America’s Suitehearts, Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet, and What a Catch
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