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fun. — Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of “Some Nights”

The Album First Came Out on February 21, 2012

Feb 21, 2022

A decade ago, indie supergroup fun. reappeared to push the boundaries of Obama-era popular culture on its thrilling sophomore release Some Nights: a confessional prog pop opera, equal parts rock ‘n’ roll bombast and twentysomething introspection, which oversaw a smooth synthesis of millennial hipsterdom and mainstream cultural appeal in capturing a generation’s looming sociopolitical anxieties. In this respect, Some Nights belongs entirely to those who came of age in a post-9/11 climate, its sound and language unambiguously crass, histrionic, hypersensitive, and often reluctantly wistful—a tongue spoken most fluently in one’s teens and lower 20s. More

Premiere: Andrew Dost “A Million Stars” ft. Jack Antonoff & OMD’s Andy McCluskey

Songwriter Collaborates with fun. Bandmate and OMD Singer for "The D Train" Song

Apr 23, 2015

In IFC Films’ The D Train, Jack Black plays a man obsessed with getting a popular, former classmate (James Marsden) to come home for their high school reunion. It’s only appropriate that the soundtrack for this dark comedy—which co-stars Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor—should remind listeners of the scores for John Hughes’ classic high school movies. More

Oct 28, 2014

Earlier this summer Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff released his debut solo album Strange Desire under the moniker Bleachers. More




Reviews

Apr 20, 2011

Day three of Coachella 2011 was already the weakest day in terms of the lineup, so this year’s festival ended with more of a whimper. There were highlights, including some ’80s New Wave legends, and some dancing Danes. And then there was Kanye West. More