Tag Archives: Fun.

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #14: BLEACHERS – STRANGE DESIRE…

Most side projects of popular bands tend to get released and fizzle, with the exception of the die-hard fans of their original band paying attention. But in this case, Fun’s Jack Antonoff proves that he has lyrical and musical chops aside from just being the guitarist and backing vocalist of Fun. In fact, some of […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #25: A GREAT BIG WORLD – IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?…

Is There Anybody Out There? is an album I feel was sadly overlooked this year. Sure, just about everybody heard the duet version of “Say Something”, a beautiful haunting ballad that made its way to the radio. But that was not a really good representation of the scope of A Great Big World’s sound. In […]

REVIEW: BLEACHERS – STRANGE DESIRE…

Hey, isn’t that the guy from Fun.? With the glasses? Perhaps this summer’s biggest from-out-of-nowhere story is the band Bleachers. As frontman Jack Antonoff tells it, this was music that he worked on in private, aside from the band Fun. while on tour. He kept it a secret from the band, fearing it may cause […]

REVIEW: A GREAT BIG WORLD – IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?…

In this day when every type of music has to have a category, A Great Big World’s debut Is There Anybody Out There? isn’t the easiest to classify. The band consists of two singer-songwriters Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino that met while at NYU. They don’t look like rock stars, but they are far too […]

FREE MUSIC: FUN. RELEASES NEW LIVE E.P. DOWNLOAD FOR THEIR FANS….

On Wednesday, Nate Ruess of Fun. sent a message to their Facebook followers thanking them for their support. the message gives a link to a free live EP called Before Shane Went To Bangkok: FUN. Live In The USA. The EP contains a never before released track called “What The Fuck?” that sounds like it […]

CONCERT REVIEW: FUN. at THE LC PAVILLION COLUMBUS, OH 7/14/13…

Fun’s show at the LC last night was nothing short of magical. Despite the elements, which included sweltering humid heat, standing in a line for 45 minutes past the “doors open” time, and finding out that the show was moved to the LC’s parking lot instead of the amphitheater style stage I’ve come to love. […]

REVIEW: FUN. – iTunes SESSION…

Okay admittedly this release isn’t *brand* new. It came out in December and got lost in the shuffle of Christmas. Also, being an iTunes exclusive, a lot of exclusive mp3 releases never really get reviewed. In this case there needs to be an exception. iTunes likes to release EPs of artists from time to time, […]

“Rob’s Wall of Music” Top 25 Albums of 2012 – The Complete List (with complete reviews!)…

Here are my picks for the top 25 albums of 2012. Complete in-depth reviews can be found by clicking on each title in the list, or by going back to my main page. I hope you’ve had a great holiday season and have a great 2013! Now without further ado… Rob’s Wall of Music Top […]

Top 25 Albums of 2012: #1 – Fun. – Some Nights…

Sometimes a band comes along that just changes how I look at everything. Fun. is that band. It all started with one of this year’s inescapable songs “We Are Young”. It was everywhere, from car commercials to Glee, to every public place that plays pop music. I liked the song, but didn’t take it seriously […]

Top 25 Albums of 2012: #2 – P!nk – The Truth About Love…

Truth be told, I didn’t like P!nk at first. “There You Go”, the song and video both seemed like derivative overdone 90s R&B. I’m so glad that a certain miss Alecia Moore proved us all wrong. I was a moderate fan from Misundaztood on, but I’m Not Dead and Funhouse cemented her as someone who […]