Some Nights Listeners who come for the trio's Glee -approved breakout "We Are Young" will be happy with Some Nights ' superior first half, which doubles down… Some Nights Listeners who come for the trio's Glee -approved breakout "We Are Young" will be happy with Some Nights ' superior first half, which doubles down… 2012-02-21 fun. Fueled By Ramen
Music Review

Some Nights (2012)

FUN FOR ALL Although it begins primed to take on indie greatness, Some Nights ' second half falters
FUN FOR ALL Although it begins primed to take on indie greatness, Some Nights' second half falters
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 21, 2012; Lead Performance: fun.; Production: Fueled By Ramen

Listeners who come for the trio's Glee-approved breakout ''We Are Young'' will be happy with Some Nights' superior first half, which doubles down on the Queen-esque indie pomp the band toyed with on their 2009 debut. Soon, though, the rock theatricality and arm-in-arm choruses get ditched for Auto-Tuned verses, seven-minute freak-funk (frunk?) jams, and awkward hip-hop beats — none of which are likely to put a gleam in Ryan Murphy's eye. B-

Best Tracks:
Jukebox rocker Some Nights
Rightfully beloved We Are Young
Originally posted Feb 15, 2012 Published in issue #1195 Feb 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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