Take This to Your Grave

Fall Out Boy - Take This to Your Grave
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Fall Out Boy's positive is its honest intersection of pop's shallow nature with the rippling passion of hardcore. The band pulled all the frames of reference off the wall and built a larger one with the mismatched pieces. Inside it is Take This to Your Grave, a spectacular debut art project.

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Sporting new drummer Andy Hurley and with singer Patrick Stump having also recently picked up a guitar, the new-and-improved FOB sequestered themselves in Butch Vig’s Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, with producer Sean O’Keefe, emerging with a punchy, ratchet-tight collection of popcore classics light years ahead of Evening Out.


The Fall Out Boy Story, Part 1: Humble Beginnings

Back in 2001, 2 members of the Illinois underground hardcore punk/metalcore scene, Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz decided to form a new band, tired of playing metal all the time they wanted to go for a more pop-like approach. Both of them used to play in this late 90s metalcore band called Arma Angelus. Eventually Joe met up with Patrick Stump, who was actually a big fan of this band Pete was in called Extinction, one thing let to another and ... read more


Machine Gun Kelly wish he could...

Fall Out Boys debut is one of kid me's peak music tastes. I was and still kinda am a big pop punk fan, and this project really fucking satisfied those urges! I absolutely loved the reckless youthfulness throughout the whole album, it just FEELS like a 2000s project, but in the best kinda way. Tracks like "Calm Before the Storm" and "Saturday" are straight pop punk BANGERS!!! I also really liked the vocals on here, Pete feels like he's ... read more


I... liked it

Woah, I can't believe it, but this album actually landed for me! I mean, as someone who isn't a fan of Fall Out Boy, I somehow really enjoyed the whiniest out of their first three albums, to the point where I would actually call it my favorite out of those!

Look, I know that this isn't amazing, my note reflects that totally, but, I did like the project, especially in the first half. The first 5 songs were genuinely great, especially "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your ... read more


fantastic debut album that ended up being the blueprint for other bands who tried but couldn't quite capture the magic Fall Out Boy had with this one


12 year old me actually had good taste in pop punk?


Damn how I love these titles lol

This is a solid debut and a pleasant pop punk listen, production has aged a bit but fun album overall.

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Added on: July 28, 2013