Off The Record – Magic Of The Music Video Special – From Under The Cork Tree, Fall Out Boy

This year, we launched a brand new set of articles called The Magic of The Music Video which looks at videos that have inspired me as a Video Editor. Well, I thought I would bring that article to life in more ways then one by celebrating certain albums that some of those singles have come off of. Why do this you ask? Well, you may know the songs but may of never actually listened to the albums so welcome to this section of this feature that will happen throughout the year. Today we celebrate a band we featured in March. The album that we are looking at today was the home of Dance Dance and A Little Less Sixteen Candles A Little More “Touch Me” – From Under The Cork Tree, Fall Out Boy

Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued

This is the opening track of this album and it starts with the sound of lots of cameras going off – it is a great way to welcome you to a very unique album and also creates drama when the heavy guitars and the drumming kick in. This is a super effective song to start the album off with and the way that the heavy guitar riffs intertwine around the lyrics work really well. The words are quite poetic and welcome you into the world of Fall Out Boy.

 

7 Minutes In Heaven 

This song features the vocals of Brendan Urie and when you first listen it’s quite hard to work out who is who singing. Saying that, this song is very catchy has some great lyrics and a fantastic guitar melody throughout. It is very uplifting and is a really fun song on the track. The guitar riffs are short and punchy and it creates this addictive melody that goes really well with the voices of Brendan and Patrick.

 

I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me.

This song is a really interesting one of the album as it sort of is on the heavier end of the richter scale for a Fall Out Boy song but saying that works really well. The guitar riffs feel automatically darker and this sort of goes along with the theme of this song. There is a section part way through the song where there is shouting and sort of has undertones of a heavier rock band and it works so well and creates the emotion that goes along with the lyrics. One of the best tracks on the album.

XO 

For an album that made Fall Out Boys name, you need to have a catchy song at the end of it and this song really is a great record to do that! It may have a title that is much shorter then 95% of the albums tracks but it does not mean it lacks the greatness that the rest does – its catchy and really is a great finale song.

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