Day 352: fun. – Some Nights

15 Feb

We Are Young

Wake up everybody, fun. has always been terrible!  Don’t get me wrong—I mean that in the best, most love-filled way possible.  Aim and Ignite, the band’s first record, is bad, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome at the same time. Let me explain.

Never in history has there been a more melodramatic group, with material more contrived and cringe-worthy.  I (along with every fun. fan out there) am willing to overlook those facts because there is not a band out there that makes catchier music.  Everything from Nate’s dreamy and pitch-perfect voice, to those soft and beautiful piano ballads, makes us overlook all of this music’s problems.

Some will continue to give fun. a pass, but it appears that others have decided to start hating on fun.  Ever since Some Nights’ lead single We Are Young was covered on Glee, the naysayers have come out of the woodwork en masse.  Now that the band has been signed to an (awful) label, and has some money for fancy production and whatnot, it’s suddenly no longer acceptable for them to make horrible, and horribly catchy tunes.  What’s really happening here, in my opinion, is the following: people don’t want to be a fan of the band responsible for the music in the Super Bowl’s best commercial.

Yes, there’s some auto-tune-usage on this record.  Sure, the fact that they had Kanye’s producer step in is a bit questionable.  But let’s face it, this is clearly the same band, making the same painfully good tunes.  Turning on them when they get a little bit of attention makes no sense.  Haters gon hate.

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4 Responses to “Day 352: fun. – Some Nights”

  1. Alec February 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    Wow. Seriously?

    This critique of fun. is the first I’ve ever heard and disgustingly safe at that. “They’re really awful, but they’re really good too.” I’m glad we’re reviewing music like politicians pandering to audiences now.

    • Jacob February 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

      …and to think I was just about to leave you a shout on last.fm, asking where you’ve been. our internet friendship is over ;_;

      • Alec February 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

        I got distracted/sort of forgot about you : ( I'm sorry! And then I decide to come back and catch up and find that you blast my wonderful wonderful fun.! I've never felt so let down. How dare you have a different opinion than me? haha

  2. Yuanny Dollar February 21, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Everyone look out, Alec is off his meds again. Relax. I think what Swoleezlebub is saying is that fun. is a guilty pleasure. You know you shouldn’t like it, but you do. The kid may have committed a few sins over the past 11+ months, but I don’t think he’s ever pandered. He certainly hasn’t tried to curry the favor of anyone over the age of 23.

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