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Some Nights

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Some Nights
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Some Nights
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We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)
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Carry On
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It Gets Better
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Why Am I the One
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All Alone
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All Alright
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One Foot
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Stars
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Out On The Town
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 45:49

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Barry Walters

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Award-winning critic Barry Walters is a longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, and many other publications. His interview with Prince a...more »

04.11.12
Layering seemingly incompatible genres with reckless, radio-friendly glee
2012 | Label: Fueled By Ramen

fun. is one of those bands that came seemingly out of nowhere to ascend to the top of the charts. Usually, those groups piggyback the steez of some other currently radio-ruling act. fun. doesn’t. On this, its breakout second album, the New York trio draws from hip-hop, power-pop, emo, ’70s art-rock, singer-songwriter balladry, contemporary R&B and Broadway; a combo you’ll likely only find right here. Singer Nate Ruess — who also writes the ardent lyrics… read more »

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kenstuff

Love the song, but there is no warning about the 'F-Bomb' in the song. It is a shame there isn't an edited version available. I was playing the song and enjoying it around my kids. I can't do that anymore.

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slidewell

A sound like an acre of sugary cake frosting and no cake. Post-post-post pop swallowing it's own glossy tail.

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crucifiction28

It's really sad when an album starts off great only to collapse under the weight of it's own massive production. While the first two tracks boast some awesomely bombastic vocals you have to hear to believe, by the time the album is over you just have to wonder where it all went wrong.The album's last two tracks can take most of the blame. The closer "Stars" has the potential to be a soaring anthem until the vocorder effect and other manipulations render it mechanized and soulless. That's not to say the album is a total waste. It really hits just as often as it misses. But for an album that contains one of the best songs to hit Top 40 radio in years, I was expecting the rest to be a little more...well, fun.

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EMUSIC-0296FA0D

I can't stop listening to this album! The Format has been one of my favorite bands for years, but I didn't follow their new projects after they broke up. The other day I heard "We Are Young" on the radio (which I don't listen to much) and just about freaked! I recognized Nate's voice right away. The first 3 tracks were love at first listen, but the rest of the album took a little getting used to. The only songs I'm still not a big fan of are "It Gets Better" and "All Alone". Other than that this album is great. Really happy for these guys! They definitely deserve the success!

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EMUSIC-0296FA0D

I can't stop listening to this album! The Format has been one of my favorite bands for years, but I didn't follow their new projects after they broke up. The other day I heard "We Are Young" on the radio (which I don't listen to much) and just about freaked! I recognized Nate's voice right away. The first 3 tracks were love at first listen, but the rest of the album took a little getting used to. The only songs I'm still not a big fan of are "It Gets Better" and "All Alone". Other than that this album is great. Really happy for these guys! They definitely deserve the success!

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This was indeed fun.

prazy

I am in love with this album. Not a fan, just dl'd because it was on emusic's best of '11 list. The mix of happy pop music and really melancholy lyrics keeps me interested no matter what mood I'm in. The heartbreak in these songs, coupled with a joyous, almost JP Souza march-like arrangement make the theme of the album hang together. That is, you have to have a good time and create joy in life, even if life is mostly hard. In the words of the band, "some nights I rule the world, with bar lights and pretty girls, but most nights I stay straight and think about my mom. God I miss her so much."

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no fun.

Kkyoshi

would have been nice to get tracks 6 and 8..... i seem to have lots of problems with emusic lately but no solutions.....

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martinandmerrilyn

We’re sorry. This album is unavailable for download in your country (Australia) at this time. Read more: http://www.emusic.com/album/fun/some-nights/13132989/#ixzz1naANgkPz

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some nights. is a great follow-up

Phonograph

My wife and I have been listening to format for years and were excited to find fun. Nate has to be one of the greatest vocalists, storytellers, and lyricists in music today. We have had aim and ignite on heavy rotation for over a year and have never grown tired of the tracks that make up the album. with some nights the band has expanded the sound - more pop but with an experimental twist and a ton of bass. check out "we are young" - "all alright" - and "stars" for starters then get the rest. great band hopefully they get what they deserve and that is a lot of accolades.

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happenstance

Been following fun.'s songwriter/vocalist Nate Reuss since Dog Problems by the Format and I think he's one of the most undervalued talents in music right now. His gifts are showcased again here. Lyrically he opens a vein and lets it spill out. Musically he's drawing inspiration from unexpected places. You'll hear things that sound like Queen, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, operetta, a children's choir and who knows what else. Experimental, touching and surprising. Just heard of these guys due to We Are Young? Get this and if you like it get all of Aim and Ignite and then Dog Problems by the Format, forthwith.

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