Infinity on High

Infinity on High

by Fall Out Boy


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Growing up is never easy to do in the land of punk-pop -- or, to use the dreaded three-letter word, "emo" -- but Fall Out Boy do a pretty good job of evolving on this, the follow-up to their breakthrough, Under the Cork Tree. The foursome waste little time in serving notice that the times have a-changed, bringing in Jay-Z to introduce the improbably catchy opener, "Thriller" -- a tune that suggests the Foo Fighters tussling with Tom Petty at a high-class strip club. While Hova's appearance is just a cameo, a funky vibe permeates much of Infinity On High, as evidenced by the swinging wink-fest "The Take Over, the Break's Over" and the giddily sex-crazed "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off," the latter produced by R&B master Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Yes, they tend to their roots here and there, tossing off short, sharp, hook-filled pogo-inducers like "You're Crashing, but You're No Wave," but it's abundantly clear that the boys have got no intention of lingering in the moshpit long enough to get bruised -- or, for that matter, bored. That cheerful restlessness is most unmistakable on "I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers," a horn-driven blast of pure pop with an anthemic infectiousness that's one part vintage Bon Jovi and one part Scissor Sisters -- a combination as addictive as it is unlikely. If you're doing the math, this one is intoxicating to the infinite power.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/2007
Label: Island
UPC: 0602517146433
catalogNumber: 000810902
Rank: 5028

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fall Out Boy   Primary Artist
Ken Wiley   French Horn
Nick Lane   Bass Trombone
Darrell Leonard   Trombonium
Butch Walker   Vocals
Babyface   Mandolin,Hammond Organ
Chad Gilbert   Guitar,Soloist
Ryan Ross   Guitar,Soloist
Lindsay Blaufarb   Vocals
Sophie Toufa   Vocals

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Babyface   Producer,Audio Production
Neal Avron   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Choir Arrangement
Darrell Leonard   Horn Arrangements
Rob Lewis   String Arrangements
Butch Walker   Producer
John Neumann   Spiritual Advisor
Scott Riebling   Engineer
Jay-Z   Introduction
Louis Marino   Art Direction
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Fall Out Boy   Composer
Erich Talaba   Engineer
Patrick Stump   Producer
Chuck Anderson   Illustrations

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Infinity on High 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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My friend had listened to this cd and told me that I would love it too. She has introduced me to other types of music such like this cd but this cd beats them all by far! The lyrics are sometimes difficult to make out but the music and sound is absolutely BRILLIANT!
OrionTheCallOfKtulu More than 1 year ago
this is the worst band on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!