Folie A Deux

Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2008 Ratings: #333 / 748
User Score
Based on 189 ratings
2008 Ratings: #99
Liked by 7 people
December 16, 2008 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

This one just goes further, with more layers and cameos from Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Lil Wayne, and others. Costello endorsement or not, Folie À Deux won't change the minds of people who use "Wentz" pejoratively. But Fall Out Boy seems more comfortable than ever with that.

80
AllMusic

A record that doesn't attempt to re-create the sound but the spirit of 1967, when rock bands would try anything on their LPs, especially if it included lots of orchestration.

80
NME
It’s a big, stupid guitar-pop album, as much in thrall to Jim Steinman rock operas as it is to The Neptunes, and held together by what had always made Fall Out Boy sound like Fall Out Boy.
80
Gigwise
‘Folie a Deux’ or ‘a madness shared by two’ is FOB’s fourth album and it is a record that catches a band right in their pomp. This is an album bristling with well constructed sing-alongs and choruses that remain lodged in your head for weeks.
75
Entertainment Weekly

Passionate, splashy, and ambitious, Folie isn’t flawless by any stretch, but it’s no folly either.

70
Alternative Press

While Folie a Deux at times feels like the band are showing off the contents of their Rolodex, the album’s standouts are so good that they will undoubtedly become standards for the band’s live shows for years to come.

60
Drowned in Sound

Whether or not this is enough to inspire acolytes the likes of which this writer had a first-hand audience with some three years ago remains to be seen, though Folie à Deux does look certain to satisfy fans' appetites as much as it may surprise and intrigue certain others.

57
Coke Machine Glow

Through Folie à Deux, Fall Out Boy both fertilizes and justifies Fall Out Boy, a feat so granite and overwhelming that there is simply no choice left for the listener, the person defined not by aural exposure but by a willingness to explicate Fall Out Boy, but submission.

notbuzzzila
85
UNDERRATED ALBUM! Believe it or not, Fall Out Boy was, for a time, a good band. And while this may not have been their most well-received record, it's definitely my favorite.
MrMclainy
96
Fuck y’all this shit goes hard.
KnifeTrick
80
Of course it's the underrated albums that really mark it as the best. This album is pretty much the band's peak. Extremely tasteful and the most enjoyable album from Fall Out Boy.

Favs: ALL
KiteMan
90
I find it very strange how fans of Fall Out Boy at the time hated this album. I mean, they managed to pull off a Lil Wayne feature well! At least it shows that fans weren’t always stans, who just say they love everything that the band brings out, even if they actually don’t. I have seen people who say Mania is perfect way too many times.

Favourite Tracks: I Don’t Care, 20 Dollar Nose Bleed, What A Catch Donnie

Least Favourite Track: She’s My Winona
j_cale23_
82
Fall Out Boy’s magnum opus.
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#22/A.V. Club

Track List

  1. Disloyal Order Of Water Buffaloes
  2. I Don't Care
  3. She's My Winona
  4. America's Suitehearts
  5. Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet
  6. The (Shipped) Gold Standard
  7. (Coffee's For Closers)
  8. What A Catch, Donnie
  9. 27
  10. Tiffany Blews
  11. w.a.m.s.
  12. 20 Dollar Nose Bleed
  13. West Coast Smoker
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