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Strange Desire

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The highly anticipated album was written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff with co-producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun) as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and others.

Bleachers first single "I Wanna Get Better" has already streamed over 1.5 million times, was deemed "the song of the summer in February" by the Huffington Post and quickly skyrocketed into the top 10 at Alt radio. Coming off the success of the breakthrough single, Bleachers recently premiered "Shadow" on Pigeons & Planes which is now available on all digital providers.

Since the Bleachers launch in February critics have been nothing but excited and eager to hear more. Rolling Stone exclaimed "We'll be shocked if it's not all over the radio by spring", TIME raved "…it's exciting to imagine what else Antonoff has up his sleeve" and Hilly Dilly proclaimed "…this is the kind of music that can't get big enough."

Hailing from New Jersey, 29 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train's cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun.

In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include fun. being honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and co-writing fun.'s Grammy award winning song "We Are Young" and Grammy nominated album Some Nights. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song "Sweeter Than Fiction." Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy nominated hit "Brave", and Canadian Indie icons Tegan and Sara.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 15, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: July 15, 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • Run Time: 39 minutes
  • ASIN: B00KFU303O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,695 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I was never a big fan of fun. but I loved Steel Train. Bleachers easily tops them both. It's feel good music drowning in nostalgic pop melodies that instantly takes you back to (or perhaps just highlights the present for some people) youth. Jack comes from New Jersey (me too!) and this album is laced with Jersey flair. References to parkways, overpasses, and romanticizing cities are scattered about help tie the album together in a very suburban theme.

I'm no music critic but basically just lean back, listen to this album and feel good. It's well worth it.

The record itself is pretty standard. Comes in a gatefold sleeve and includes a download code for a 320kbps MP3. It's pressed into clear (not orange which was limited to 1000 and exclusive to the Bleachers store) vinyl that is heavy (likely 180g) and the mastering sounds pretty much identical to the CD and MP3.
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Perfect! Seriously love it, I cant remember the last time I said this about an album, individual songs yes, but liking a whole album, that's rare nowadays. Also the first full album I have bought since forever. Awesome job Jack!
My favs are Rollercoaster & Shadow, but they are all good.
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Jack Antonoff, formerly of Steel Train and currently the guitarist of Fun, heads this new band, Bleachers. Their anticipated debut album, Strange Desire, is nothing short of great. This is hands-down the album of summer 2014, due to its anthemic choruses reminiscent of Fun. A fine example is the catchy melodies to "You're Still a Mystery" [Track 9], containing the lyrics comprising the album title.

Perhaps the defining feature of this album is Antonoff's ability to harken back to the synth-pop of the 1980s while retaining a totally modern sound. This element is evident from the very first seconds of the album. "Wild Heart" [Track 1] has all the makings of a memorable 80s power ballad: graceful melodies underlined and punctuated by synthesized instruments playing in dramatic semiquavers, propelling forward the action of the song, but with more modern -- almost hip-hop inspired -- syncopation in the percussion. The track closes by repeating the title lyrics "Wild Heart" in its 1-7-1 theme over the semi-quavered synth-percussion until fade-out, a nod to Cyndi Lauper who closed her power ballad "Time After Time" in a similar method about three decades ago. Antonoff applies Lauper's technique effectively to close a slightly more up-tempo song. This track is the best example in Strange Desire of Antonoff's skill at paying homage to his musical influences while mixing in his own modern creativity -- for example, the dramatic interspersed downbeats of the bass -- to give his listeners something original.

Even the ballad "Reckless Love" [Track 6] is harmonically related to A-Ha's "Take on Me". Following the chord progression of the older song, Antonoff constructs a gorgeous ballad that unfolds at a more measured pace.
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I enjoyed most of the songs on this album since I am a child of the 80s and they are reminiscent of 80s music, but with a modern twist and soul. I will warn you, however, to NOT listen to the song featuring Yoko Ono. At all. Just skip past it. Trust me on this one. It's every bit as awful as you would expect a Yoko Ono song to be. Every other song on this album deserves accolades. But that one. That one deserves to be cast into the pit of Hades to burn for all eternity. Seriously, don't torture yourself just to see if I'm right. I am. Well, I mean hey, maybe you like Yoko Ono and other various awful vocalists who have waged a war on your ear drums. If that is the case, maybe you'll like that song. If so, then bully for you. But if you're like the other 99.9% of us, then just don't on that one.
Overall, I'll have to give the album 5/5 stars.
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Perhaps the best compliment one could give a writer (and performer) of pop-rock music is that the songs are sugary sweet, stick in your head, but don't wear think with repeated listens. This album is a throwback to mostly the synth pop era of the 1980's, but Bleachers ups the ante by adding in poignant lyrics, a driving bass line, and lively instrumental performances, making this a moderately hard hitting pop album, assuming such a thing does exist.

Finally, a pop album that an intellectual listener can appreciate. This album has more "teeth" than other pop releases by current bands. Witness the driving synths of "Rollercoaster," which recalls, as one reviewer put it, "Depeche-Springsteen." The ballad "Reckless Love" flows beautifully, while "Like a River Runs" recalls Rattle and Hum era U2.

But what truly pushes this album across the goal line is that there is not a bad song on here; aside from a guest appearance by Yoko Ono, everything is cohesive and consistent. So many people have tried to duplicate this sound and have failed to do so effectively, but Bleachers manages to pull it off in grand fashion.
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I listened to this album once before I decided to buy it on vinyl and I couldn't be happier. It came on time and in perfect condition. It is a clear pressing, which is always sick! Jack Antonoff is an amazing song writer and producer. He puts his heart and soul into this record and for a debut, it's incredible. I will forever be a Bleachers fan now. Every song is better than the last, because it starts strong and ends strong, like a perfect record should. The 80's love song feel to ever amazing song grabs you and pulls you into the music. After listening to Strange Desire I have a better understanding of the concept of love and what it feels like to love and lose, or to be able to put your self out there for all to see. Jack Antonoff made an incredible record and I thank him for making me a fan of his music and love.
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