From Under the Cork Tree

Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree
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Based on 5 reviews
2005 Ratings: #203 / 490
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Based on 757 ratings
2005 Ratings: #182
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With 2005's From Under the Cork Tree, the band fully delivers on their first full-length's promise.

Alternative Press

Strump questions whether he’ll be known for his hits, not just his misses. Judging from the strength and stride of From Under The Cork Tree, we’d have to answer with an emphatic yes.

Entertainment Weekly
Peppy pop-punk aimed at the Warped Tour crowd.
Rolling Stone

Fall Out Boy's second album, From Under the Cork Tree, is a peculiar mix of in-jokes and romantic dramas that post-adolescents are unlikely to care about. But thanks to a lot of taut grooves and dense hooks, these Chicago kids' near-emo is always kind of charming.


This band does stand out due to the lyrics of bassist Pete Wentz ... But let’s face it; anyone over sixteen is hardly going to see that as a saving grace when the music is so uninspiring – but the kids will still love them.


The Fall Out Boy Story, Part 2: The Mainstream Breakthrough

To say Take This To Your Grave sold better than expected would be an understatement, 200-300k copies sold for a small band nobody really knew about prior to 2003 is HUGE, especially considering they were signed to Fueled By Ramen at the time which was not nearly as big as they are today. So they decided to sign with Island for their 2nd record as they seemed to be outgrowing their old label and work for their 2nd album was in ... read more


Before Patrick Stump started clenching his ass when he sings


Ok in comparison to Panic! these guys look and sound so much better. That being said many of the same issues translate for them as well. The overly polished emo pop punk sound at this point was already very homogenized and they just fit it. The album has some good moments and wasn't a painful listen I just wish they did a little more to make them stand out.


Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued: 8.3/10
Of All the Gin Joints In All the World: 8.6/10
Dance, Dance: 10/10
Sugar, We're Goin Down: 9.5/10
Nobody Puts Baby In the Corner: 8.5/10
I've Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song): 7.4/10
7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen): 8.0/10
Sophmore Slump or Comeback of the Year: 8.4/10
Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends: 7.8/10
I Slept With Someone In ... read more


A really catchy and fun listen. One of Fall Out Boy’s best albums.


There’s some great emo tracks on this one.

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Added on: July 28, 2013