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Greatest Hits: Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree (2005)

For the month of July we're playing the hits! We turned to all our friends on Patreon and asked them to pick their favourite episodes of CHP - and they have spoken! Coming in first place, we think you'll enjoy hearing from the show's first every guest Andrew Zuber as the guys discuss Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree.

Sooner or later, Columbia House Party had to tackle 'The Only Album.' Hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy are joined by Andrew Zuber of Sportsfeld to dissect the quintessential mid-2000s pop-punk album, Fall Out Boys’ From Under the Cork Tree. Dripping in sarcasm and self-deprecation, From Under the Cork Tree makes it’s sad, oft-unrequited lyrics more accessible with power-pop riffs, well-designed singles, and Patrick Stump’s underrated vocal chops. Fall Out Boy pivoted to more of an arena-rock sound not long after Cork Tree, which looks like an obvious and expected move looking back on 2005’s finest here in 2019. Find out more about Pete Wentz’s struggles during recording, the developing “pop-punk quadrant,” and the lasting impact of the album on this week’s podcast.

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