- Audio CD (March 23 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Enhanced, Import, Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Virgin Records Us
- ASIN: B0001FVETK
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
|1. Don't Worry About It|
|2. Fly Or Die|
|3. Jump feat. Joel Madden and Benji Madden|
|4. Backseat Love|
|5. She Wants To Move|
|7. Wonderful Place|
|8. Drill Sergeant|
|11. The Way She Dances|
|12. Chariot Of Fire|
That said, Fly or Die is still quite good though it's pretty patchy. Highlights are the celestial Wonderful Place and the amped up The Way She Dances. Low points are Jump (which features Joel and Benji Madden from Good Charlotte), a horrid mish mash of random beats and notes that sounds like Chad or Pharrell sat on the keyboard and pressed record. In fact there's quite a lot of atonality on this album, bum notes drop here, there and everywhere, I'm guessing in an effort to make it more musically interesting but mostly it ends up leaving one feel short changed, just as the chorus should triumphantly kick in on a tune like Thrasher for example, it just peters out and is robbed of it's impact somewhat.
So, Fly or Die? Neither really. Considering that In Search Of... was such a grower, this album may be too and perhaps I'll be revising my rating upwards. Right now though it sounds fairly average. The 'tunes are human after all.
1-"dont worry about it"-a song about a man and girl and they have such a sexual tension for each other but dont want to rush things/its a great fusion of rock and a great breakdown at the end.
2-"fly or die"a track about children who have neglectful parents and N.E.R.D gives the kids a choice, Do you want to fly or die?/very punk and very powerful
3-"jump" featuring Benji and joel madden from good charlotte
a song about kids wanting to escape their family problems/great hook sung by the madden bros
4-"backseat love" a song about a guy chasing and getting a hot girl in the backseat of his car and telling her to relax/great guitar play and breakdown
5-"she wants to move" a song about a guy who keeps too much grip on his girl and doesnt let her be free/great beat, great lyrics, a great song to dance to!
6-"breakout"a deep emotional song about kids trying to change their apperance to be cool and N.E.R.