Personnel: Patrick Stump (vocals); Patrick Vaughn Stump (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Manny Sanchez.
Recording information: Deathstar Studios; East West Studios; IV Lab; Westlake studios.
When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus after 2008's Folie … Deux, all five bandmates took the opportunity to focus on different side projects. Pete Wentz formed the pop duo Black Cards with vocalist Bebe Rexha, while Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley teamed up to launch Damned Things. Meanwhile, frontman Patrick Stump gave himself a musical makeover and launched a solo career, ditching the pop-punk sound he'd cooked up with Fall Out Boy and focusing instead on a unique mix of R&B and electro-pop. Soul Punk, his full-length solo debut, finds him acting as a one-man band, handling all the instrumental and production duties himself.
Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Stump is an excellent, nimble singer, but it's his songwriting that makes this one of the most irrefutably catchy albums of 2011."
Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "[With] Michael Jacksonesque rock&B workouts like 'Run Dry.'" -- Grade: B-