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Jack Antonoff Posts Song Meanings On Yelp

Posted by - 12:08 PM on 07/29/14
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers has done something pretty cool for fans of his new album, Strange Desire. He's gone on Yelp and detailed where he was and the meaning behind each song on his band's excellent new album. Check it out here.
 
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12:12 PM on 07/29/14
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He posted links to a couple of them on Facebook as they were being written and I remember thinking this was such an awesome idea. Jack and whomever else helped formulate all the marketing for this album have really raised the bar.
12:18 PM on 07/29/14
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Woo, Montreal!
12:25 PM on 07/29/14
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Is the album actually worth listening to? Is it hopefully nothing like Some Nights?
12:45 PM on 07/29/14
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Is the album actually worth listening to? Is it hopefully nothing like Some Nights?
It's an excellent album... But if you didn't like Some Nights, then don't bother. Same electronic/indie/pop/rock feel. Its a good mahsup of fun. and Steel Train
12:50 PM on 07/29/14
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Is the album actually worth listening to? Is it hopefully nothing like Some Nights?
Completely different. Aside from the song with Grimes, this album has a much older feel to it. Think Phil Collins meets the Smiths meets any New York punk band (for some grit and group chants).

I've always been partial to Antonoff as a songwriter since Steel Train, so I may be biased. I also prefer his vocals to Nate Ruess'. If you like the aforementioned artists or, say, the Cars, then I would check it out. I certainly wouldn't compare to fun. though - they're a lot more theatrical and Queen-ish.
12:57 PM on 07/29/14
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It's an excellent album... But if you didn't like Some Nights, then don't bother. Same electronic/indie/pop/rock feel. Its a good mahsup of fun. and Steel Train
Can't say I agree- I was never a fan of Some Nights but Strange Desire has been on repeat for the last couple weeks.
12:59 PM on 07/29/14
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very cool
01:04 PM on 07/29/14
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I'm totally gonna check this album out. I just heard "I Wanna Get Better" like 20 minutes ago and I love that song
02:20 PM on 07/29/14
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PS - I think it's time to incorporate a Bleachers icon. This shouldn't be tagged Steel Train, man.
02:41 PM on 07/29/14
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This album rules and I wanna get better should be everywhere right now.
02:48 PM on 07/29/14
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It's an excellent album... But if you didn't like Some Nights, then don't bother. Same electronic/indie/pop/rock feel. Its a good mahsup of fun. and Steel Train

Disagree. Not really a fan of Some Nights or fun. in general really.. but this album is killer.

"Rollercoaster" is such a jam.
02:50 PM on 07/29/14
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I really like some songs in the album.
I love the 80's feel it has and I almost sounds like I've heard some of the melodies somewhere else before.
I dislike fun. I don't like Nate's voice.
06:04 PM on 07/29/14
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I really like some songs in the album.
I love the 80's feel it has and I almost sounds like I've heard some of the melodies somewhere else before.
I dislike fun. I don't like Nate's voice.
The Format, man!!! THE FORMAT!!!

Totally kidding - I personally love Nate's voice but it is VERY unique. I can see how it would take some getting used to and/or being an acquired taste.
06:05 PM on 07/29/14
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I'm totally gonna check this album out. I just heard "I Wanna Get Better" like 20 minutes ago and I love that song
Really, really great album. I recommend "Rollercoaster" and "Wake Me" to get a better feel for what the album has to offer.

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