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Some Nights - Fun.
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Some Nights - Fun.
Advantages: Epic vocals, "ground breaking, musically"
What can you say about Fun ? The indie rockers from New York have produced their second album called Some Nights and have now hit the big time.
Despite the success of this album, Fun have been around since 2008 and their first album, Aim and Ignite, while still a good album did not match the giddy heights of Some Nights.
What really kick started everything was off course the epic single, "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae, which received substantial airplay on the mainstream radio channels as well as featuring on several chatshows.
The album has the intro song of "Some Nights,(intro)" swiftly followed by the main track, "Some Nights" and we are immediately introduced to the very distinctive voice of Nate Reuss on lead vocals.
The third track on the album is the showstopper, "We Are Young" and if you haven't heard Fun before then you will be blown away by this track. The best thing about, "We Are Young" is the fact that you will struggle to categorise it in any particular musical genre. Most people's initial reaction is,"It's different" followed immediately by, "I like that". You then find yourself humming or whistling the chorus for the whole of the day!
Although the band may initially seem to be just another happy band of indie rockers, this would be doing them a dis-service and you should pay close attention to the insightful lyrics as well.
Fourth track, "Carry On" gives you inspiration with the lyrics, "If you're lost and alone, Or you're sinking like a stone, Carry On. imploring you not to ever give up, no matter how tough things get.
The more you listen to Some Nights, the more meanings you find in each of their songs which certainly came as a bit of a surprise to me, albeit a pleasant one. Track 5 is the up tempo, "It Gets Better" and yet again, whether you are walking along the street, in the car, on the bus you will be singing away, "It Gets Better, It Gets Better, It Gets Better, We'll Get Better!"
Tracks 6 & 7 follow a more mellow tone with, "Why Am I The One" followed by "All Alone" but like the rest of the album are still quality tunes.
Track 8, although still pretty mellow is the more anthemic, "All Right" featuring yet another searing vocal performance from Nate Reuss.
Track 9 takes you on another musical journey with, "One Foot" and you sometimes feel tempted to strut along the road, shouting at the top of your voice, "I PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER ONE" Fun do this to you and listening to "Some Nights" is definitely a feel good experience with an edge without the sickly sweetness associated with modern day boy bands.
Track 10, "Stars" is another story which you will find yourself drawn into and the album concludes satisfyingly with the sing along, "Out on the town".
All in all, a great album and well worth adding to your collection
Summary: Great album