Some Nights (Explicit)
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Some Nights (Explicit)

February 14, 2012

  Song Title
Some Nights (Intro) (Explicit)
Some Nights
We Are Young (feat. Janelle MonŠe)
Carry On
It Gets Better
Why Am I the One
All Alone
All Alright
One Foot
Out On The Town (Bonus Track)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 14, 2012
  • Release Date: February 14, 2012
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • Copyright: 2012 Fueled By Ramen LLC for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 45:49
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B007B6VOG0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (751 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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239 of 252 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Eclectic Masterpiece February 22, 2012
Format:Audio CD
First, a word about the auto-tuning. I will say that I am generally averse to electric manipulation of the voice. The difference here is that Fun. uses auto-tuning, not to compensate for the soloist's inability to sing (as a disturbingly increasing number of popular artists do these days -- as we have seen in his live performances Nate Ruess can really belt one out). Fun. uses auto-tune as a completely valid musical instrument; it's done tastefully and appropriately, not to compensate for some vocal shortcoming. Sans auto-tune, Nate Ruess is a strong high tenor who sings without vibrato, making his high notes in "We Are Young" sound pretty effortless.

The record is one where you don't find yourself skipping over tracks. Each is packed with a catchy melody. There is not one weak link in the record, with the exception being "It Gets Better" (track 5), but even this is not a bad song at all.

For many, "We Are Young," with its massive, anthemic chorus used in a Chevy commercial and episode of Fox's Glee, is the track that exposed them to Fun. For the rest of us that have been with Nate since his days in The Format, this record is the sophomore record with Fun., following the phenomenal "Aim and Ignite." There is no "sophomore slump" here where a good indie band becomes a bit more popular and a bit more commercialized. Rather Fun. has partly moved away from the sound of "Aim and Ignite" developed their own sound out of an effective blending of different styles and genres:

At some instances ("Intro" and "Some Nights") Nate Ruess seems to summon Queen. The chorus "Why Am I the One" is tinged with early Elton John.
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175 of 199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's So Easy To Be A Hipster March 22, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm 55, as keenly interested in music as I was at 18. It's work to stay hip, and a lot of hip stuff is just indulgent navel-gazing LPs wrapped around one clever hit. Anyhow, THIS is different, because it is such well-crafted pop. It's every modern sound in pop music, great melodies and beats, with a strong tenor to sing it. Most of all, it's instantly accessible to kids, to teens, to hipsters, to Gen-X, to boomers. You'd have to have a hard and bitter heart not to like this.

Many write about auto-tune here. I too lament its over-use in pop, but it works here as an enhancement, not a coverup for deficient vocal talent.
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47 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild, fun, youthful, and passionate sound February 21, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
This is just a great, great album. I'd been streaming it for the last week or so, and it's just so fresh and so energetic. The songs capture a wild, passionate and youthful sound in the vein of The Naked and Famous, Foster the People and Cage the Elephant. It's the kind of music that makes you want to jump for joy and do wild and crazy things---just see the video for "We Are Young" ([...]). I'm not promoting violence, though, so be good. :)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Gavazzi
Format:Audio CD
I saw this band play on Conan last night, they played youth anthem We Are Young, and I recognized the song, but could not place where I knew it from until I heard it on a car commercial afterwards. So, I knew the tune but fell in love with it when I saw it performed live. They were great, the singer has a great voice, great musical backing with a very nice sounding female backup vocalist. Also of note was the children's choir they brought along to sing their "na na, na na na na na"'s in the background.
I was moved by the performance, so I bought the album right away and stuck in on my phone to give it a listen while I ran some errands today. Needless to say, the whole album is stellar, especially the first 5 songs which I listened to multiple times because I enjoyed it so much. Highly recommend this album to everyone, it is fun to listen to and has some really good lyrics and music.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Skuff
Format:MP3 Music
I'm going to start out by saying that I've been a fan of Nate's musical endeavors since I first heard the Format's "Dog Problems" and still love almost everything he does. I try to evaluate the record on its own, but I will compare it to his previous work in a few places. I admit comparisons aren't everything, and a piece of art should be evaluated by itself, but I feel it must be done here.
Track-by-Track breakdown:

1. Some Nights (Intro)
This is my favorite song on the record. I heard the slow piano intro and was prepared for another quirky, great, fun. record. Nate's singing is superb on this and it serves as a great intro to the record.

2. Some Nights
The title track is another great song, although very different to some of his previous work. Very poppy and synthy, which is a a theme throughout the whole record.

3. We Are Young
The lead single from the record. I actually quite like this song, but its over-saturation in my life has caused it to grow stale for me. But I still like it, and in a few months when it's "Old" to the masses, I will like it again. (I guess that sounds snobbish, but I've heard it too much and need a break.)

4. Carry On
This is a song that I feel would not be too out of place on a Format record. Its slow acoustic beginning launching into a inspirational chorus that then gains volume with Simon and Garfunkel-esque percussion, albeit electronic. Strip it of its synths, and It wouldn't be out of place on Dog Problems.

5. It Gets Better
Crap. Just Crap. Lyrically, it's lazy. Musically, it's annoying. The worst song on the record and I almost wanted to stop listening here. But I kept going and I'm glad I did.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding CD!
I heard several songs on the radio and now I listen to this CD everyday. Thank you so much for the perfect description, delivery and a great CD.
Published 2 days ago by Claude Worthington
4.0 out of 5 stars A great collection
Bought this for my daughter who loves this group. It's a great collection of their music and I enjoy it, too.
Published 7 days ago by Lucy Loo
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a FUN-tastic album!
This is one of those albums you buy because you heard and like one or two of the songs, and after a few weeks, you find yourself blasting it as loud as you can in the car late at... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Nate
I bought this CD for my granddaughter originally. I copied it to my iPhone and I end up listening to it daily. Love Nate!!!
Published 12 days ago by Cindy W
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
This album is okay. It has a few good songs on it. The main problem I have with it is the overdone autotune in many of the songs. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Thomas Dietzman
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it but not always the language
I doubt I'm the typical buyer as a 53 yo female! But I heard a couple of the songs on the radio and really liked them. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Cindy L. Masek
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Nights
There are some songs on it that I didn't care for, other wise it's Fun music. The songs I wanted, I got. The others I will put up with or just ignore.
Published 15 days ago by cb
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me at all! and hears why The Lead Singers horrible high...
The Title says it all, the lead singers horrible high pitched voice is just way to annoying.
I really tired to give this album a chance. Read more
Published 24 days ago by C. R. Cruze
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD...
Excellent CD....

You will listen to it over and over again. It has a little profanity on the first track, but other then was great...
Published 25 days ago by Geoff Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful songs on this album!
I discovered the band Fun on the radio and bought this album for the title track. It blows me away with the vocals and the instrumentals. Read more
Published 26 days ago by D W Cooper
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