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QUIZ: Is This a Lord Byron Poem or a Fall Out Boy Song?

Do you know the difference between Lord Byron and Fall Out Boy? On paper, this seems obvious. One was a nineteenth-century British poet, and the other is a twenty-first century pop-punk band. 

When you’re looking at their respective works, however, it gets a little less obvious. Everything Fall Out Boy is currently releasing on vinyl sounds like something Lord Byron could have written on a scrap of paper in a Parisian brothel mid-romp. In fact, I’m reasonably sure Fall Out Boy could have released a song called “Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed from a Skull,” and the only reason they haven’t done so is because Lord Byron did it first.

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