It's a shame right now he's hung up on the people who discredit his music, rather than take solace in how many fans both he and Fall Out Boy still have. I'm not criticising him for that, it's a problem I think we all have in our lives, whether it be the product of our career, or our relationships with people.
In Stump's honour I'm going to listen to a lot of FOB this week - it's a shame I've been neglecting them for awhile now, I think they'll actually hit the spot in my present mood!
This is so true.
The best way I ever heard him word it was in an interview where he said (something close to) "fans always ask me why I don't just write something like take this to your grave again...but what they really want is to go back to the place they were in when TTTYG was important to them."
Someone touched on the nostalgia topic, I wish I had the interview source, but that statement always stuck with me.
In art, the viewer always finishes the work...so no matter how great or how awful an album is...the listener always has some input on if it was amazing or awful or mediocre.
And so is this. It's amazing how the listener can make or break an album just by setting and attitude towards it.
Quick question though: Why all the Folie A Deux praise all of a sudden? Not saying it's bad or discrediting your view whatsoever but all I ever hear people on this website talk about is TTTYG, and all of a sudden this article comes out and FAD is the universally acclaimed? Maybe I just skim this website too much. Either way, I haven't given either a fair listen. Never been too big on FOB, love Stump solo.