Review: fun. – Some Nights

fun.
Some Nights
Fueled By Ramen

Often when pop artists work with hip-hop producers, the outcome can be downright forgettable (see Duran Duran’s Red Carpet Massacre and the second half of Pet Shop Boys’ new one.) Rarely though does it turn into a slightly self-indulgant, Queen-inspired joyous anthem. This is what sets fun.’s second album apart from themselves and other artists who have been turned on by a genre that is often simplistic in its arrangements. Add the out-of-the-blue surprise of the mega hit that “We Are Young” was and you have an enjoyable collection of songs that sound like a dichotomy of playing it safe and trying to break out of a mold. Thankfully Nate Ruess’s voice — when not being autotuned — is still one of the most enjoyably agreeable in music right now.

“Some Nights”

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