Infinity on High

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2007 Ratings: #234 / 653
User Score
Based on 166 ratings
2007 Ratings: #110
February 6, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island / Label
Pop Punk, Pop Rock / Genres
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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.
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.

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.

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


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.


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.

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.
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.

Drowned in Sound

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


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.

Thnks Fr Th Shitty Mmrs
This album’s really important to me, and while some of the songs have shrunk on me over time, I still love the album. It has so many amazing songs, and only a few that have lost their impact on me over time. Almost every song is a blast to listen to, and the lyrics are really good and witty, though not to the same level as their previous album. A real stand-our lyric for me would be the line “tongues on the sockets of electric dreams” from Golden, but that’s mainly ... read more
This album was the turning point for Fall Out Boy as a band. They started with experimenting with more genres, more sounds, and it was really dope how innovative this album was.
Infinity on High is important to me because it was one of the first albums that got me into music. I’ll always have a lot of respect for this album.
While I’d call this the weakest link in the band’s 00’s discography, it surely is a great listen. It comes as no surprise that this is the most popular of the band’s first four for those who really enjoy their pop sound, as this does stray from the pop-punk sound of the previous album, to an even more accessible sound. While do enjoy those songs too, the true powerhouse of the album is the second-half.
Favourites: You’re Crashing, But You’re No Wave, The ... read more
its alright for early fall out boy despite the fact i dont really like them but this album is nostalgic for me and tbh it still has some good bangers 6/10
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Year End Lists

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

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
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