Album Review: fun.’s ‘Some Nights’


Some Nights

Cady Colosimo

Has anyone else missed The Format as much as me? Well, they’re back. Sort of. Shortly after The Format split, lead singer Nate Ruess joined forces with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train to create indie rock supergroup fun.

Even though the band consists of members from three different groups, “Some Nights” sounds more like The Format than anything else. This is especially true on “Carry On,” just with an updated sound. This is in large part due to Ruess’ unmistakable voice. The powerful title track “Some Nights” sounds upbeat, but is actually a darker reflection on the past. If you haven’t already, I suggest you check out the anthemy “We Are Young” with Janelle Monae as it is currently No. 1 on iTunes, but steer clear of “Stars” with its random and unnecessary use of autotune.

On their second album, fun. ventures ever so slightly into the exciting and ever-expanding genre of indie electronica. However, I would consider it a more watered-down mainstream pop version.

Grade: B-

Recommended Songs: “All Alone” and “We Are Young