It is admittedly tough to look past the obvious commercial appeal of a band like Fall Out Boy, but truth be told, they have always been one of my guilty pleasures. Although releasing a greatest hits collection for a band that has only really been popular over the past five years seems ridiculous, it is a necessary evil in today’s world of evaporating pop stars and bands.
From their obvious Blink 182-inspired beginnings on Dead On Arrival and Saturday, through their biggest hits like Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down and Dance Dance, it is hard to ignore that these guys were seemingly onto something. Even their cover of Michael Jackson’s Beat It (featuring John Mayer) is not the least bit ironic.
While Fall Out Boy may not be the most original-sounding band, the hooks and melodies they wrote will speak volumes louder than the naysayers ever will.