Strange Desire - Bleachers
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  • Summary: The debut solo project for fun.'s Jack Antonoff was co-produced by John Hill and features guest appearances from Grimes and Yoko Ono.
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  1. What Antonoff has accomplished with Bleachers that he hasn’t yet with fun. or never did with Steel Train is create an album that inspires as much as it transports. It’s so sure and precise in its vision that it almost feels like a concept album without a concept.
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    80
    No matter what he ends up doing, Strange Desire is a very strong, sometimes thrilling slice of modern nostalgia that gets better with every listen.
  3. Jul 15, 2014
    80
    Strange Desire is perhaps the fullest-sounding and most charismatic indie-pop album you’ll hear this year, just in time to become the defining sound of your summer.
  4. Jul 15, 2014
    60
    Even the infectious energy of “Rollercoaster” can’t quite overcome a demo-like lack of polish that keeps the songs earthbound even as they reach higher.
  5. Jul 15, 2014
    60
    What gets stultifying over the course of 38 minutes can be invigorating in small, pep-talk size bursts.
  6. Jul 15, 2014
    60
    Nothing else on Bleachers' debut quite reaches ["I Wanna Get Better's"] height, and enticing collaborations with art-pop heavies like Yoko Ono fall flat. But the bright ideas keep coming like mosquitoes at a backyard BBQ.
  7. Aug 27, 2014
    35
    Antonoff may be popular but his songwriting leaves a lot to be desired.

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