Posts tagged looking back
10 Years Later: Infinity on High

“Welcome, it’s here,” is one of the first lines spoken on Fall Out Boy’s third studio album. Not by Patrick Stump, or any member of the band for that matter, but it’s a line spoken by none other than Jay-Z. Infinity on High marked the beginning of Fall Out Boy’s expansion from the safety net of pop punk, into a more unrestricted genre and playing field. While this record, alongside all their others, still maintains elements of what makes Fall Out Boy distinct, it was a brash follow up to 2005’s From Under The Cork Tree, and would be the milestone album which influenced the band to creatively push themselves into making records entirely different from one another.

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2016: Looking Back

A consensus of individuals with a heart shows that 2016 was an incredibly painful and difficult year. Whenever the year comes to an end, I find myself immersed in personal reflection - not by choice, it’s just where my brain seems to swim away to, and by the time I call out for it to swim back to shore, it’s already drowning in the waters of self-doubt and crisis.

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Looking Back: From Under The Cork Tree

10 years ago today, Fall Out Boy released their sophomore album, From Under The Cork Tree. Yes, you read that right. It’s been 10 years since Fall Out Boy released one of the most influential albums of the mid-2000s. Head below to read more.

Asking me to choose my favourite Fall Out Boy album is like asking me to pick my favourite child. I can’t do it. I can try, but I usually find myself completely torn and in tears over it. Maybe I’m being dramatic, but all of Fall Out Boy’s albums mean something to me. If it weren’t for From Under The Cork Tree, I would have no idea who Fall Out Boy are.

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Looking Back: American Idiot

It’s September 20 and a decade ago today Green Day released their seventh album, American Idiot. Today, this record still stands as one of the most influential releases of the band, as well as of punk rock.

American Idiot is one of those albums that I don’t frequently listen to from start to finish, despite it being an album that, to truly enjoy and relish in it, one really should listen to the entire thing. Ten years ago today, I was seven years old. I wish I could say that I was one of those kids who’s parents didn’t care what music they listened to at that age, but that would be a lie. Despite being so young, this record shaped me in the years to come. There’s thousands of reviews, and thousands of opinions of this record. I’m not going to pick it apart, or go into extreme details because otherwise, it’d probably take me until the record turns twenty to hash out every bit of emotional attachment I have to each track. So, instead, I’m going to just appreciate this album as I did 10 years ago, and still do to this day.

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