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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Jack Antonoff solo project features guest appearances from Lana Del Rey and Bruce Springsteen.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jul 30, 2021
    80
    More mature than either Strange Desire or Gone Now but just as life-affirming, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night is a refreshingly different perspective on Bleachers and a heartfelt soundtrack to millennial midlife crises.
  2. 80
    It might not leave you feeling as euphoric as what’s come before, but its lingering sensation is a testament to the power of Antonoff’s immersive songwriting.
  3. 80
    It all feels highly personal, with Antonoff still channelling underdog status on songs such as How Dare You Want More. There’s plenty of filigree too: string arrangements by Annie “St Vincent” Clark, input from Warren Ellis and a writing credit for Zadie Smith.
  4. Jul 29, 2021
    70
    Bleachers’ most cohesive effort. But it doesn’t quite match the grandiose expectations Antonoff’s laid out for himself as an artist who wants to make albums, not just songs.
  5. Aug 2, 2021
    62
    It’s a confused album that sounds like it wants to sit on the shelf next to do-it-all pop savants like Jeff Lynne or Todd Rundgren, yet retreats to the safety of Antonoff’s alt-pop impulses before anything spectacular really develops.
  6. Aug 3, 2021
    60
    There’s a lot of nods and winks to other artists, while Antonoff’s own personality remains hidden. Every track on the album is nicely played and produced, but there’s nothing that really stops you in your tracks.
  7. Jul 29, 2021
    39
    Jack Antonoff so desperately wants to be Bruce Springsteen. But on Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, he’s barely even John Mellencamp.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 30, 2021
    10
    In Bleachers’ third album, producer of Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent & many more - Jack Antonoff proves once again he’s a popIn Bleachers’ third album, producer of Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent & many more - Jack Antonoff proves once again he’s a pop powerhouse. This record seems so out of place in today’s world yet also more relevant than ever in this current time. From the slow strums of electric guitars to the 90 second sax pieces, this album encapsulates every era of music. From 60s jazz to 80s synths to modern day beats, Bleachers is even more at home on this record than the previous two - and proves that though Jack Antonoff may not be ready to step way out of his musical comfort zone quite yet, he’s still thriving in the world of music. Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2021
    10
    O melhor álbum!!! Destaque para 91 e Don't Go Dark. Obrigado Jack Antonoff!
  3. Jul 30, 2021
    10
    Thoroughly enjoyable full-length EP brings back a well-known music style from the past to the present day in the most pristine conditions.
  4. Jul 30, 2021
    8
    I understand Jack Antonoff pulled this one off on a break from FUN. I was little taken aback by the lack of production value in the recordingI understand Jack Antonoff pulled this one off on a break from FUN. I was little taken aback by the lack of production value in the recording I wondered if they recorded it live at the Stone Pony. Just to be sure, I found You Tube videos of a few of the same songs and found it to be crisper and more in line with the audio I would expect from the Bleachers. The writing is solid with a couple of hits like "Stop Making This Hurt" and the sax backing is a welcome listen. It is just fun! Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2021
    6
    Jack Antonoff writes powerful melodies on the newest Bleachers record, "Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night", but the downfall of theJack Antonoff writes powerful melodies on the newest Bleachers record, "Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night", but the downfall of the album, I think, is the vocal production. It is very difficult to dechiper what Antonoff is singing about when the slapback echo is getting in the way. "How Dare You Want More" is very similar to Vampire Weekend's "This Life" and that bothers me a bit for some reason. Besides this setback, the newest Bleachers album is good and a very solid release from Antonoff. Expand