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Released: 23rd May 2005.

As their debut album "Take This To Your Grave" totally went past the general publics head, Fall Out Boy are back for a bigger and better roll of the dice, and it just seems to be working.

The general criterea for the album seems to be this: catchy pop tunes with some clever lyrics, long song titles and irresistible guitar riffs. Displayed well by the first two singles "Sugar We're Going Down" and "Dance Dance", the rest of the album follows well with the opening track "Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued" instantly hooking you in for the whole thing.

Although it's a safe formula in theory, a whole album gets rather sickly towards the end and by "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ''Touch Me'' " the whole thing seems more like a chore than a pleasure.

Fall Out Boy deliver a safe commercial album, with all the right factors for success, however it wouldn't hurt to experiment a bit next time.

* * * * (Twixy)

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