Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy's Evening Out With Your Girlfriend


3.0
good

Review

by USER (43 Reviews)
July 16th, 2005 | 50 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Considering this is Fall Out Boy's first ever record, I suppose I should cut them some slack with this. Fall Out Boy rose to fame quickly in 2003, and it probably wouldn't have happened without this record. That being said, it doesn't sound that great.

Usually, I am a sucker for a band's first records. Blink-182's Cheshire Cat, Green Day's Kerplunk!, Alkaline Trio's Maybe I'll Catch Fire. These albums all sound amazing to me. The raw production value of those albums fit perfectly with the band's songs. Sadly, Fall Out Boy's debut release disappointed me.

Fall Out Boy really do sound better with polished tracks and perfectly recorded harmonies. This album, even though it's 9 songs long, is hard to get into. It's difficult to listen through the songs because they sound so similar to every generic band that followed FOB.

That being said, there are some amazing songs on here. All the oldies are here: "The World's Not Waiting (For Five Tired Boys And A Broken Down Van)", "Pretty In Punk" and "Honorable Mention" all sound quite good and, as badly recorded as they are, the typical Fall Out Boy style kicks in and you find yourself bobbing along with the infectious riffs.

The band have actually told fans to download this CD. It's recently been re-released by the band's former label for some reason, most likely a cash-in on the band's success. I don't mind, I downloaded that too.

This is the kind of CD you'd buy if you were trying to collect everything Fall Out Boy brought out in CD or vinyl form. It's nothing to write home about. The production is shoddy, and doesn't show off the band's amazing ability to release anthem after anthem well at all. Patrick's vocals sound very average as well, which really makes the song for me.

Buy this if you are an avid FOB fan, if not, just download it.



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SickSlap
July 16th 2005


7 Comments


none of the bands albums are right, Kerplunk was the second Green Day cd, Maybe I'll Catch Fire was deffinetly not the first and neither was Cheshire Cat

masada
July 16th 2005


2733 Comments


[quote=Kif]Usually, I am a sucker for a band's first records. Blink-182's Cheshire Cat, Green Day's Kerplunk!, Alkaline Trio's Maybe I'll Catch Fire. These albums all sound amazing to me.[/quote]

That would imply that those are their first records.

reneklown
July 16th 2005


32 Comments


"Usually, I am a sucker for a band's first records."

Replace the word "first" with "earlier", and that's what Kif means. He just worded it in a confusing way.

masada
July 16th 2005


2733 Comments


Yeah, I know. I just like pointing out things that people have already pointed out. It feels good.

yellowvinyl
July 16th 2005


33 Comments


Good CD.
Pretty good review, 'cept for the little 'problem' thing up there :P *Thumbs Up*

Kenyu Osuke
August 17th 2005


6 Comments


Wow. I was always under the impression that the name of the album was "Fall Out Boy's Evening With Your Girl". Lookie, I learned something.

EDIT: 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was GD's first, correct?This Message Edited On 08.17.05

kolzig33189
September 1st 2005


335 Comments


u said bands followed fallout boy or something to that extent---wtf fallout boy except for their gay singing sounds like amillion other bands that came before

michael1145
September 11th 2005


16 Comments


Kenyu Osuke, just to let you know, GD's first album was called "39/Smooth." The remastered version and I believe a few other songs was 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.

_unknownST
October 2nd 2005


256 Comments


39/smoothed out happy hours is ( i think ) an earlyish greatest hits

39/smooth
slapped out happy hours

or something like thatThis Message Edited On 10.02.05

Pyramidman
February 16th 2006


1340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

wait.... why does it say five guys in a van, and why is there five guys on the cover, doesnt FOB have four members??

altrockdude
March 30th 2006


150 Comments


The gd thing

39/smooth
slappy
hours
plus that last track on the remastered one=

1039/ smoothed out slappy hours

nannyslittlegurl
May 26th 2006


2 Comments


gotta love fall out boy. my fingers are killing me from learning sugar we're goin down. gotta love em tho.

-shelly

111mike
July 14th 2006


15 Comments


Blinks first album was flyswatter, and green days was what a nice green day with three tracks or something?

south_of_heaven 11
July 14th 2006


5433 Comments


my fingers are killing me from learning sugar we're goin down.

......

Cravinov13
July 14th 2006


3854 Comments


I woudln't brag about that. In fact, I'd keep that your deepest, darkest secret.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
July 14th 2006


17920 Comments


Oh snap.

The only good thing about this is the title.

metallicaman8
July 14th 2006


4677 Comments


Haha, who got banned?

I don't like this band I find them unoriginal and I don't care for the singer's voice.

Storm In A Teacup
July 14th 2006


12781 Comments


Great review, Kif.

Thor
July 14th 2006


10193 Comments


And once again, Eliminator is gone.

metallicaman8
July 14th 2006


4677 Comments


Haha, he was banned again? Is it permanent this time?

...Sugar We're Goin Down is sort of catchy, but I still don't like these guys.



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