Infinity on High

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2007 Ratings: #271 / 695
User Score
Based on 411 ratings
2007 Ratings: #190
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly
FOB’s guitars still blare, and Stump has evolved into a superb frontman, with a voice that slides supplely from a bratty punk bark into a honeyed falsetto.
83
A.V. Club
FOB could've cut an album's worth of club hits and still found an audience. Its refusal to do so shows it still knows the difference between selling records and making fans.
80
Sputnikmusic
Fall Out Boy ditch more of their hardcore roots and play up to their pop sensibilities. Properly, this time.
80
Alternative Press

Lyricist Pete Wentz breaks out of his usual first-person perspective without sacrificing any insight or honesty, and singer Patrick Stump delivers some of the band’s most gut-wrenching and powerful melodies to date.

80
NOW Magazine
It requires a certain level of self-denial to hate Fall Out Boy, as in, "No, I don't like huge hooks, soaring choruses or wild-eyed expressions of youthful ambition." If so, congratulations, you're 800 years old. Or a Joanna Newsom fan.
80
Gigwise

The evolution of Fall Out Boy most emphatically doesn't end here.

70
PopMatters

Fall Out Boy have made a very smart move indeed in the face of criticism: they've proved they have talent enough to progress in sound -- Infinity on High is notably better than their previous installment.

70
AllMusic

Previously, they could easily skip around with pop baggage, hardcore tension, cunning wordplay, and infectious melodies without losing their edge. Now they just seem too self-aware. Don't misunderstand: once Infinity on High sinks in, it's indeed a fun record.

70
NME
There’s really nothing that emotional about much of ‘Infinity On High’. There ain’t a whole lot of hardcore either – this sets out to be streamlined, stadium-friendly rock with the rough edges polished down to a fine sheen, and it succeeds admirably in these aims.
70
Rolling Stone
For a band that opens its album with the battle cry “Long live the car-crash hearts!” FOB know exactly who their real fans are and make no concessions to non-fans at all.
70
Slant Magazine

It’s the new Cold War, and it’s being fought by sensitive musicians in tight pants. But Infinity On High is good enough that Fall Out Boy have no reason to feel threatened.

60
Drowned in Sound

Infinity On High is a record on which the band broadens their horizons.

60
musicOMH

While Infinity On High has some interesting diversions from the standard quiet verse-loud chorus formula, and attempts with the bigger songs to put some money where its mouth is, it ultimately winds up being a set of mostly derivative tunes that we’ve heard elsewhere.

60
The Observer

With a unique Backstreet Boys meets Bon Jovi production sheen, every track holds its own. The sickly sweet insights may prove too much for some to stomach, but the crunching, singalong glee of tracks such as 'Thnks fr th Mmrs' and 'Thriller' will leave you wishing you were 15, hormonal and living in a white mansion in Orange County.

Docky
100

The Fall Out Boy Story, Part 3: The Take Over, The Breaks Over

2005 was a huge year for the band with From Under The Cork Tree peaking at number 9 on the albums chart, selling over 2.7 million copies with 2 top 10 hits in the form of Dance, Dance and Sugar, We’re Going Down. There was a lot of pressure on the band for the follow up to Cork Tree to say the least.

So 2 years later, what did the band give us?

A lot, I feel like this album could have easily been a directionless overly ... read more

TheCarioca
92

Thriller - 5/5 ❤
"The Take Over, the Breaks Over" - 5/5 ❤
This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race - 5/5 ❤
I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You) - 5/5 ❤
Hum Hallelujah - 5/5 ❤
Golden - 5/5 ❤
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - 5/5 ❤
Don't You Know Who I Think I Am? - 5/5 ❤
The (After) Life of the Party - 4/5
The Carpal Tunnel of Love - 5/5 ❤
Bang the Doldrums - 4/5
Fame < Infamy - 4/5
You're Crashing, But You're No Wave - 5/5 ❤
I've Got All ... read more

ryanoat
72

THE FALL OUT BOY BINGE (3/7)

Yes! This is exactly what I hoped that they'd do after From Under the Cork Tree since my favourite songs from that album were the poppier ones; Infinity on High takes it to the next level and delivers some fun and energetic pop rock!

The 14 tracks on display here feel quite daunting at first, and overall the album does feel quite bloated, but god damn these songs are really good! A lot of the time they make strange decisions that make it feel like it's not gonna ... read more

Yerbolsyn
87

I don't have words to say. Songs are more experimental. Vocal, guitar and writing became better than their previous two albums. I hope next album will better than this.

kalinar
90

man the music taste of 13 year old me really holds up here

BlueNinty
91

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Track List

  1. Thriller
  2. "The Take Over, the Breaks Over"
  3. This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race
  4. I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)
  5. Hum Hallelujah
  6. Golden
  7. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
  8. Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?
  9. The (After) Life of the Party
  10. The Carpal Tunnel of Love
  11. Bang the Doldrums
  12. Fame < Infamy
  13. You're Crashing, But You're No Wave
  14. I've Got All This Ringing In My Ears and None On My Fingers

Year End Lists

#23/A.V. Club
#38/Q Magazine
#46/Rolling Stone
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