PropertyOfZack posted on their website a list of 10 albums that took a fan beating when they came out, but really just deserve a break. Fall Out Boy’s last album Folie à Deux is listed. Read what they have to say below.
Everyone’s a critic, and man, are we a tough crowd. When it comes to high-profile albums, us fans are quick to let rampant anticipation shoot our expectations sky-high. But unfortunately, we’re just as quick to turn that excitement into sheer disappointment when records can’t meet their lofty expectations. When expectation and reality butt heads, we don’t exactly give some albums fair shakes.
Fall Out Boy – Folie a Deux
Full disclosure: My absolute, hands down, 100 percent least favorite Fall Out Boy song (“w.a.m.s.”) is on Folie a Deux. My least favorite Fall Out Boy verse (Lil Wayne on “Tiffany Blews.”) is on Folie a Deux. My least favorite Fall Out Boy closer is “West Coast Smoker.” Folie a Deux is still among Fall Out Boy’s best albums. This is the pop-punkers behind Take This to Your Grave all grown up, writing grown-up pop songs. Okay, so songs like “What a Catch, Donnie” and “Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet” are style over substance. But, with rhythm and blues influence and more soul than ever, what style it is.