Some Nights

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Fun.'s debut album Aim and Ignite was an interesting blend of seemingly divergent styles topped by a healthy dose of grandiose ambition and performed with a precise abandon. The trio made an album that was truly progressive and also super catchy and fun. The follow-up, Some Nights, ramps up the ambition and sonic bombast, but also manages to be even more powerful and impressive. While writing and planning the album, singer Nate Ruess, guitarist Jack Antonoff, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost were heavily influenced by both the sound and scope of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and made every attempt to achieve something similar, even to the point of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Fun.'s debut album Aim and Ignite was an interesting blend of seemingly divergent styles topped by a healthy dose of grandiose ambition and performed with a precise abandon. The trio made an album that was truly progressive and also super catchy and fun. The follow-up, Some Nights, ramps up the ambition and sonic bombast, but also manages to be even more powerful and impressive. While writing and planning the album, singer Nate Ruess, guitarist Jack Antonoff, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost were heavily influenced by both the sound and scope of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and made every attempt to achieve something similar, even to the point of hiring that album's co-producer Jeff Bhasker to produce and craft beats for them. Also Emile Haynie, who has worked with Eminem among others Though the album has more of a hip-hop influence than Aim and Ignite did, there are still large doses of Queen and ELO coursing through the band's blood, both in the machine-crafted vocal harmonies and the ornate bigness of the sound. The album is overloaded with strings and horns, backing vocals, keyboards, and programmed drums surrounding Ruess like a clamoring crowd, but never drowning out his innately sincere vocals and painfully honest lyrics. He has the kind of voice that could cut through any amount of noise, not by using volume but honesty. Even when he's fed through Auto-Tune, you know he's telling you the truth all the time. On songs like the lead single "We Are Young" or the rollicking "All Alone," he provides a very human core that grounds things even as the music builds to ornate crescendos. Indeed, the album is really, really big sounding and could easily have ended up collapsing under its own weight and pretension, but the opposite happens and Some Nights takes flight instead. The songs are both anthemic and human-sized, the heartfelt words and naked emotions are never buried, and the music is uplifting, not overpowering. The trio has crafted a record that measures up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy musically and delivers enough emotional charge to power a small town for a month. It's an impressive achievement and Fun. deserves every bit of acclaim that comes its way because of it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2012
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • UPC: 075678826283
  • Catalog Number: 528048
  • Sales rank: 2,751

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Some Nights (Intro) (2:17)
  2. 2 Some Nights (4:37)
  3. 3 We Are Young (4:10)
  4. 4 Carry On (4:40)
  5. 5 It Gets Better (3:36)
  6. 6 Why Am I the One (4:46)
  7. 7 All Alone (3:05)
  8. 8 All Alright - Jake Dutton (3:59)
  9. 9 One Foot - Emile Haynie (3:31)
  10. 10 Stars (6:54)
  11. 11 Out on the Town - Emile Haynie (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fun. Primary Artist
Tom Kraines Cello
Richard Bissell French Horn
Emma Kummrow Violin
Lucy Shaw Double Bass
Natalia Bonner Violin
Nate Ruess Vocals
Jack Antonoff Guitar
Jake One Drums, Keyboards
Jenny Sacha Violin
Jeff Bhasker Synthesizer, Piano, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Trevor Mires Trombone
Richard Ashton French Horn
Tyler Johnson Sampling
Emma Owens Viola
Andrew Dost Horn, Vocals
Rosie Danvers Cello
Luigi Mazzocchi Violin
Michelle Bishop Violin
Eliza Cho Violin
Emile Haynie Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Joi Starr Background Vocals
Mark Frost Trombone
Jane Oliver Cello
Sally Jackson Violin
Davis Barnett Viola
Charles Parker Violin
James Cooper Cello
Jonathan Kim Viola
Natalie Cavey Viola
Stephanie Cavey Violin
Chloe Vincent Flute
Aude Cardona Vocals
Will Noon Drums
Vanessa Pasquarelli Choir, Chorus
Sydney Goldstein Choir, Chorus
Sophia Buten Choir, Chorus
Sofia Garcia-Penâ Choir, Chorus
Sofia Bagdade Choir, Chorus
Pat Hartley Trombone
Olivia Vreeland Choir, Chorus
Olga Konoplesky Violin
Nate Harold Bass
Nara Cowing Choir, Chorus
Kathleen Stepan-Jackson Choir, Chorus
Joanna Pickett Choir Director
Friends After Three Choir Background Vocals
Elise Lichtman Choir, Chorus
Miranda Wollen Choir, Chorus
Lola Rockwell Choir, Chorus
Denise Di Pasca Choir, Chorus
Corinne Bailey French Horn
Claire DiLorenzo Choir, Chorus
Antonia Gialamas Choir, Chorus
Anabela Caiola Choir, Chorus
Alexandra Lilly Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Jeff Chestek Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Larry Gold String Arrangements, String Conductor
Andrew Dawson Engineer
John Janick Executive Producer
Pawel Sek Engineer
Jake One Producer
Jeff Bhasker Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration, drum programming
Andrew Dost Art Direction
Rosie Danvers Orchestration
Noah Goldstein Engineer
Fun. Arranger, Composer
Emile Haynie Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
David J. Harrigan III Art Direction
Stuart White Engineer
Nacho Alegre Cover Photo
Jake Dutton Composer
TommyD Orchestra Production
Sonny Pinnar Engineer
Pete Bischoff Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    i love their music!

    i love their music!

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    Posted February 25, 2013

    the best!!!

    the best!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    This is one of my favorite albums ever. It is just amazing and y

    This is one of my favorite albums ever. It is just amazing and you need to listen to it. The lyrics are amazing and just overall it's amazing.  

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