AOTY 2023

Infinity on High

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
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Based on 19 reviews
2007 Ratings: #283 / 712
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Based on 827 ratings
2007 Ratings: #141
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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.
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.
Q Magazine
Gleaming with instant hooks, this is a uniformly radio-friendly album. It's also a hugely addictive and likeable one.

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

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.

Infinity on High reveals a group that has grown so confident with success that the members are willing to give in to their every musical whim.

Fall Out Boy ditch more of their hardcore roots and play up to their pop sensibilities. Properly, this time.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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.


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.

Drowned in Sound

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

The Guardian
The pain is conveyed in the form of classic tuneful rock that doesn't stint on the choruses. They may not be happy, but they haven't forgotten to be catchy.

A brave endeavour. But unlike My Chemical Romance's Black Parade, Infinity On High has critically little sense of its own ridiculousness.

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.


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.


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


Well this is gonna surprise a lot of people

This is one of my favorite albums of all time. I really didn't listen to music except if something like Lady Gaga was playing on the radio. Anyway, I discovered this around 6th grade, and Jesus Christ was I blown away. The instrumentals, the vocals, everything, IS SO DAMN CATCHY. This is one of the only albums where I play a song, and I'm like "well shit I gotta listen to the whole thing now." Will some people think this is musically the ... read more


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


Favorite Tracks: “The Take Over, The Break’s Over,” The Carpal Tunnel of Love, I’ve Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers


How did we go from this to Mania? HOW!?


top 3 - You're Crashing But You're No Wave, I've Got All This Ringing In My Ears, I'm Like a Lawyer

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