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fun. (Official Thread) Band • Page 2

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by OhTheWater, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Elder Lightning

    Forever a Lake-Effect Kid Supporter

    A&I = Dog Problems pt. 2 (not that that’s a bad thing)

    Some Nights = fun. actually doing their own thing
     
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  2. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    A&I and Some Nights are both in my top 5 albums of all time. I have a slight favoring towards A&I because I consider it my favorite album of all time. I’ve never experienced anything like I did with that album. But Some Nights is also a flawless masterpiece. This band was truly something else and I can only hope we will one day see their return.
     
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  3. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    I used to hate Stars. USED to.
     
  4. kbeef2

    Trusted Supporter

    Personally I think Stars is better from afar
     
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  5. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Stars don’t even get me started wow. When I listened to the album for the first time I played stars like three times before I finally finished with out on the town because I was floored I used to get so angry when people would say like “oh the first two minutes are good” or whatever
     
  6. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    The last time I saw them properly headline was Summerfest in Milwaukee (the real last time was at the taste of Chicago a few days after - which was 5 years ago this week, which broke my heart when I realized) and they played both Stars and Take Your Time and I ascended let me tell you
     
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  7. Aim & Ignite is the epitome of an underrated album. I got to see Fun 10 years ago at a bar and they opened up for Lydia and Jacks Mannequin. It was so awesome bc all they played was acoustic versions of songs from Aim & Ignite and The Format.
     
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  8. DisloyalOrder

    Regular Prestigious

    I love the strings in Stars and the climax when Nate just goes off his in his vocoder cries. An absolutely great closer.
     
  9. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    It’s still crazy that this band just stopped so suddenly after their massive success... I’ll always hold onto hope for a third album. Funny enough I threw on Aim & Ignite and Some Nights randomly the day before this thread got bumped... hadn’t listened in a good minute.
     
  10. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    I remember being so hyped when they debuted Harsh Lights and then... sadness.





    And then Strange Desire, which is up there with every Fun album for me
     
  11. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Yea Strange Desire is a top 10 album for me too
     
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  12. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Harsh Light is still my fav song on the Nate solo album
     
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  13. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    It's up there for me. It Only Gets Much Worse and Aha are pretty good too
     
  14. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I still hate the ah ha's in Ah Ha, but the rest is good. I enjoy the album as a whole, but am just bummed with how middle of the road it is for me. Kinda just sounds like fun.-lite which makes me sad
     
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  15. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    agreed
     
  16. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Man I need to revisit that too, it’s been a while. I think my favorite might actually be the title track. AhHa, Take It Back, and What This World Is Coming To are all brilliant too.
     
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  17. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    I liked Take It Back and then Nate sent out a newsletter saying that he like drunk improvised the lyrics in the booth and... I think it's pretty obvious haha.
     
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  18. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Haha I remember him sending that and thinking.... yeahhhhhhhhh you can kinda tell haha
     
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  19. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    "That these days, they don't go where they go..."
     
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  20. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Last time I listened to his solo album I thought it didn’t hold up well at all tbh
     
  21. okayibelieveyou

    Tam Rogic CSC Prestigious

    I saw fun. play to literally 15-20 people in Glasgow following Aim & Ignite. It was crazy what Some Nights done for them here.
     
  22. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    I’ll admit, it took me a long time to really connect with Fun. and The Format. Something about Nate’s unusual voice mixed with the quirkiness of the songwriting rubbed me the wrong way for a while even though there were aspects I always enjoyed. I’m so glad I kept trying though, because I legitimately adore both bands now.
     
  23. Steve_JustAGuy

    Trusted

    I miss this band so much.
     
  24. GBlades

    Trusted

    Absolutely love Foreigner's I Want To Know What Love Is with Nate Ruess.
     
  25. SoundscapeMN

    Regular

    I miss Anathallo so much.
     
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