Cornered! A Weekly CD Review.
Powerful, upbeat guitar riffs, harmonies designed for belting out at the top of your lungs, inventive song titles and seething lyrics that cut to the core of the most heinous of enemies could only mean one thing: The new Fall Out Boy record is here.
As Fall Out Boy’s sophomore album on Island Records, ‘From Under the Cork Tree,’ maintains the same hard-hitting, in-your-face antics that made its first album, ‘Take This to Your Grave,’ so impressive. In addition, ‘From Under the Cork Tree’ demonstrates Fall Out Boy’s willingness to experiment with and build upon the already solid foundation this four-piece, power-rock phenomenon from Chicago already established.
The result is a set of songs that are more dynamic and heightened in complexity. ‘Dance, Dance,’ for instance, features numerous tempo changes from fast to faster and at times, swanky