Thursday, August 28

fun. - Aim and Ignite

fun. - Aim and Ignite

  1. Be Calm
  2. Benon Hedges
  3. All The Pretty Girls
  4. Wanna Be The One
  5. At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
  6. Light A Roman Candle
  7. Walking The Dog
  8. Barlights
  9. The Gambler
  10. Take Your Time (Coming Home)

Honestly I've only heard fun.'s most famous songs, but when I saw that they gave their fans a link to download their 1st album for FREE in honor of it's 5th anniversary. So obviously I took advantage of it. DUH. Who wouldn't right? 

So I was listening to this album and I noticed that it's very theatrical. Remember that local band I did an album review on, Major Powers and the Lo Fi Symphony? Yeah, this whole album is kind of like that. It's like a rock musical, especially songs like "All The Pretty Girls", "Wanna Be The One". Others sound like kid songs, just the way they were put together. Vocals, several instruments being playing, womens backing vocals repeating the same lyrics as a the main vocalist. Those ones I am talking about are, "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)" and "Walking the Dog". The guitar in "Walking The Dog" sounds a lot like the guitar effects that Vampire Weekend does. (Just thought I should bring that to your attention) Don't get me wrong, these guys are really great with their instrument playing, it's very technical and you know this didn't take them a week to write one song. This album took some serious effort. Plus their lead vocalist, has got some pipes! I really love his voice, it's very melodic when it needs to be and playful in the chorus. 

But in all seriousness, this album wasn't for me. It's not horrible, but I just don't think its my style. Still a great band though. 

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