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From Under the Cork Tree
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
Teen angst rules the day on on FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE. Cleverly named tunes include \"Ur Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued,\" \"I've Got A Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth,\" \"Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends,\" and \"I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me.\" However, most of Fall Out Boy's wit ends up in the names, rather than the lyrics, of their songs. So you don't get brilliant poetic barbs; you do get plenty of pleasant, accessible rock & roll, with the added bonus of an exceptional rhythm section.
Is it any good?
Lead singer Patrick Stump's vocals are infused with punk-pop energy, but can get soulful on the more melodic tracks too. By turns acerbic, goofy, and emotional, Fall Out Boy delivers 13 friendly tracks that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. So they don't quite live up to the promise of their titles -- the terrific all-out performances and a genuine sense of fun save the day.