Some Nights [CD]

  • Artist: Fun.
  • SKU: 4602946
  • Release Date: 02/21/2012
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92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (71 out of 78)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jump on the train before these guys explode more

    Posted
    GeorgeW
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    I got turned onto fun. a few weeks ago and have been scouring the internet for their singles ever since. I happened to be in a store today so I grabbed a copy of the album to get the full, in order, affect. Track: 1: Intro : In acoustic styled introduction to the title track(2) Some Nights, wonderfully mixed between a soulful solo, leading into an almost growling ending. 2. Some Nights : If the intro doesn't remind you of Queen, you need to listen to the intro of most Queen songs. The choral intro quickly leads into a pounding, thumping, rolling beat. With mixtures of gospel sounds, and bits of ballad background tones, it's by far my favorite track. Crank it up. It's good fun. 3. We Are Young : One of the more popular(at this time) tracks on the radio, this song starts out more up tempo, moving to a very early 50's rock tempo. To me, this song speaks of being young, and owning the world. 4. Carry On - This "Norah Jones" esque song, is a complete 180 opposite from track 2. The soothing almost crooning of Nate puts you at ease. As with most tracks, the powerful underlying message comes across to me as very uplifting, and inspirational to "carry on". 5. It Gets Better - I'm not sure what to make of this track. It has the most "punk" sound, in my opinion of any of the tracks. VERY Blink 182ish in it's rhythm and guitar areas. 6. Why Am I The One - Again another stark contrast to track 5, this song goes into the singers emotions about being the one that always has to leave in a relationship. I have mixed feelings on this, I like the beat, but the melody seems like it could have just a little... something more. Definitely not bad. 7. All Alone - Quite popish, I think, with a quirky beat. All alone, is quite aptly titled and goes into emotions and topics that you'd expect from the title. 8. All Alright - A swelling chorus fills most of this song. Again with track 7, the title perfectly explains the content, as Nate goes through a few situations where he got over adversity. Again, not one of the stronger tracks. 9. One Foot - One of the most funky beats I've heard in a song in quite a while. The brassy, bass filled, repetitive grove in the background is annoying, for a few seconds, until the VERY catchy melody/harmonics catch you and find yourself tapping your feet/hands/head in time with it. Yet another aptly named song talks about moving on. 10. Stars - This seems to almost be a culmination of all the tracks, with the intro taking tidbits and samples from all the prior songs. The more I listen to this track, it's definitely a summation of the album, bringing all the ideas and thoughts successfully together. Bonus Track - Out On The Town - Another quirky song with a driving underbeat that grows on you. This track to me, speaks of a past relationship, and the tumultuous emotions that come from remembering them. Overall, this is by far one of the best albums I've purchased in a very long time. Beginning to end, there wasn't a track that I didn't like, which for me is very rare. It's a bargain at $10, don't resist or pass it up. Grab it. These guys are just gonna get bigger and larger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Alternative

    Posted
    Dg219
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This album just blows my mind, both musically and lyrically. I originally found this group by hearing the song "We Are Young", and after a quick listen to the rest of the album, thought it wasn't my type of music; boy was I wrong. After playing this on a better sound system, and truly hearing the musical diversity this album offers, it has become my favorite new album in at least a decade. The lyrics seem very well thought out, and I discern a very authentic feeling from the vocalist. I love the rhythmic diversity in this album. I have read many folks hate the auto-tune. Frankly, at first I hated the song Stars for its use of auto-tune, thinking "wow, how annoying was that?" But after a couple listens, I love the song. Perhaps a little less autotune in that song would have better suited my taste, but remember, this is art; the artist is trying to convey a message by using whatever techniques he/she wants. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great disk, better than just getting the singles

    Posted
    Credence
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I got this after seeing them perform "We Are Young" at the MTV Movie Awards. I knew and liked the song, but something about seeing it played made me want to try out some more by the group. I'm so glad I did, as "We Are Young" turned out to be either my third or fourth favorite from the disk. The first half of the album is outstanding, with one great song after another. "Carry On" and "Some Nights" are currently battling it out for my favorite. The second half of the album slips a little, but only in comparison to the first. The songs here have some depth to them as well - you can take away the feel good music, or you can listen a bit deeper and get more meaning from the lyrics. But be warned, a few of them sound really happy until you get all the lyrics, and find that they are substantially more depressing than the music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Album

    Posted
    hushsoundislove
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    When I initially heard this CD I was thrown off a bit by the usage of autotune. But it's not like Ke$ha or something where it's used throughout the whole album. It's used at appropriate times. This CD is a masterpiece and I've never been more proud of these boys and more proud to know Jack Antonoff. It's totally different from their first album "Aim and Ignite," but it's a great kind of different. It's so fun to dance to or just to go walking to with it pounding through your headphones. It's just so beautiful. Nate's voice is still as perfect as it was before. Go buy this CD, you'll regret it if you don't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!

    Posted
    Roadmap
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    I have to say I originally heard the "We are young" in a superbowl commercial and thought it was extremely catchy so I thought I'd take a chance and buy the cd and I have to say this is one of the best cd's I've purchased in a long time. I can definitely see all of these songs on the radio very soon. I've seriously listened to this song over and over and I have yet to get tired of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More Phenomenal

    Posted
    ZEO5520
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The alternative /indie pop band "Fun." has once more delivered an outstanding album "Some Nights." As if "Aim and Ignite" wasn't incredible and difficult to surpass, Some Nights has just done so. For any fans of The Format, Steel Train, and Anathallo, the band Fun. is a must hear and share with everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great CD with soaring vocals & catchy music

    Posted
    TCGRADY

    This CD is outstanding. FUN is a group with soaring vocals led by Nate Ruess. FUN rose to national prominence after " We Are Young" was showcased on GLEE and reached #1. The follow up, "Some Nights" achieved #3 but was just showcased on GLEE; so sales should spike. " One Foot" is a powerful song that makes a statement highlighted by strong music and tremendous vocals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great album

    Posted
    Vicdamoan
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    I by accident heard their song carry on and really liked it. So I looked them up and heard a few more song I like. So when I saw Fun's album in Best Buys bargain bin...i was like why not. Wow ...this is how albums used to be where you can listen from cover to cover and all songs are good.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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