Ten years of Fall Out Boy

May 9, 2013

Fall Out Boy’s first benchmark album, Take This To Your Grave, was released 10 years ago this week.

It holds up beautifully, though my filter is skewed: In 2003, folks forget, Fall Out Boy was the indie alternative to the mainstream power pop of bands like New Found Glory or the balladry of Chris Carrabba. 1  Their reputation sold on the notion of punk purity: words that try, mosh pits that sweat.



  1. Of course, if you were over 22, it was all a blender of corporate noise with little enduring substance

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