Believers Never Die: The Greatest Hits

Believers Never Die: The Greatest Hits

by Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy


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Appearing a mere four years after "Sugar, We're Goin Down" turned Fall Out Boy into genuine rock stars, and covering a mere four albums, 2009's Believers Never Die: The Greatest Hits smacks of a contractual obligation or a rush holiday treat: something to close out a contract or get a piece of product into stores during the Christmas season. Regardless of the motivation, Believers Never Die winds up as a surprisingly addictive hits record, a hyper-charged testament to Fall Out Boy's grandiosely self-deprecating, self-aware emo-pop. Taking loud fast rules to a stylized extreme, Believers Never Die cuts away any remnants of slow songs -- the acoustic guitars and lack of drums on "Yule Shoot Your Eyes Out," one of four new songs or rarities, gives the illusion that it's slower than it is -- FOB pile up hooks and words with a smirky abandon, the sincerity of singer Patrick Stump and sarcasm of bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz tied together by a shared love of arena punk: guitars from Van Halen, melodies from Queen, outlook from the alt-rock revolution. Their Gen-Y sensibilities -- not just the ceaseless snark and "I Love the '80s" name-drops, but their love of brick-walled production -- can alienate old guys over 30, but give Believers Never Die a little time; the hooks burrow deep and Fall Out Boy seem like one of the quintessential mainstream rock singles bands of the 2000s.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2009
Label: Island
UPC: 0602527252513
catalogNumber: 001370302
Rank: 51058

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fall Out Boy   Primary Artist
Elvis Costello   Vocals
Darrell Leonard   Trumpet,Trombonium
Ira Nepus   Trombone
Tom Peterson   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Babyface   Mandolin,Hammond B3
John Mayer   Guitar,Soloist
Chad Gilbert   Guitar,Soloist
Gabe Saporta   Vocals
Pete Wentz   Group Member
Joe Trohman   Group Member
Patrick Stump   Group Member
William Beckett   Vocals
Brendon Urie   Vocals
Ryan Ross   Guitar,Soloist
Alex DeLeon   Vocals
Kenneth Kugler   Trombone
Doug Neumann   Vocals
Travis McCoy   Vocals
Andrew Hurley   Group Member
Jared Logan   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Jackson   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Neal Avron   Producer,Engineer
Darrell Leonard   Horn Arrangements
Rob Lewis   String Arrangements
Babyface   Producer
Doug Boehm   Engineer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Doug Joswick   Package Production
Sean O'Keefe   Producer,Engineer
Chad Franscoviak   Engineer
Fall Out Boy   Composer,Lyricist,Engineer
Mike Hari   Pro-Tools
Greg Geary   Pro-Tools
Patrick Stump   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Kristen Yiengst   Photo Coordination
Daniel Danger   Cover Art
Andy Proctor   Package Production
Garrett Schaefer   Marketing
Jensen Karp   Cover Art Direction
Jared Logan   Engineer

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