Fun. – Some Nights – Album

Published on March 6th, 2012

When first listening to Fun. one might wonder why the voice sounds familiar; you’re not going crazy, it’s Nate Ruess from the Format, now front man for the best group to come from Fueled By Ramen since Gym Class Heroes.

The trio, compiled of an ex-Format (Ruess), Steel Train (Jack Antonoff), and Anathallo (Andrew Dost), released their second album ‘Some Nights’ on February 21, 2012.

Although most credit T.V phenomena ‘Glee’ and a Super Bowl commercial for the collective’s recent success (gracing 3rd on the charts), the album does its own talking; in various, awesome forms. At first I found myself anticipating, tightly holding onto the first notes of ‘Tune Out’ (Being an Arizona native I loved Format.), and hoping it would be.

But enough of that, Fun. delivered a refreshingly, deserved slap in the mouth.

The ballad ‘We Are Young,’ featuring Janelle Monae, will be forever burned into our memory thanks to popular radio and television however the music is still a hopeful change of course from most mainstream.

My favorites include title-track ‘Some Nights’, a hybrid of a Southern Baptist/Americana choir and a hunting party on the Serengeti. ‘Fun’ would be an understatement (Pun, intended.) Oh, and ‘Why Am I the One’ is another piano-riddled tune worth your while.

What am I saying? Go get the album, hell, check out their first release ‘Aim and Ignite’. Go home, turn off the television, and make a night out of it. Have fun. Ha, again.

GRADE: 7/10

 
Compiled By – Kyle R Wasson 
 


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Kyle Wasson, a junior at The University of Arizona in Tucson, assumes the duties of Multimedia Editor at a college publication, Aztec Press (www.aztecpressonline.com). Aside from living at school, Wasson enjoys the eclectic and ever-changing live music scene the southwest provides. After graduation he hopes to stash away dreams of touring the country in a Winnebago and acquire a job in journalism.

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