Fun.'s 2012 sophomore album, Some Nights, proves you can still be a genuine pop act and not resort to inane lyrics and supermarket hooks.
Mixed and densely layered with a beautiful wall of sound, fun. sounds like Queen if they dabbled in hip-hop production and rhythms. Fusing energetic and enthusiastic song structures with gloomy-as-hell lyrics, Some Nights gives off a Broadway musical vibe that ties everything together to make for a great start-to-finish listening experience. It's pure pop music but it's great pop music that would make Phil Collins wish he had thought of it first.
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