Talk:I Like Fun

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Flans on the album title[edit | edit source]

Preserving this for when we flesh out the article a bit more - "It is the name of one of the songs, and we were having a hard time coming up with something as a stand alone title, so when we reviewed the songs it seemed to work. The song itself is not as happy as the title suggests, but we are a complicated band." [1][2] -CapitalQtalk ♪ 14:03, 23 October 2017 (EDT)

Looking forward to this one![edit | edit source]

I felt that both Glean and Phone Power had some good individual songs, but weren't stellar and cohesive albums. Phone Power was the slightly better of the two. BUT, I feel that I Like Fun, based on the two tracks I've heard, will be TMBG's best and most creative work since Nanobots. In the past decade that and The Else are the only TMBG albums I can say that I loved. The songs 'Last Wave' and 'I Left My Body' are rockers with dark lyrics and unpredictability reminiscent of their first two albums. Anyone else feel the anticipation??!! Mr. Klaw (talk) 13:44, 28 December 2017 (EST)Mr. Klaw

Very much so!!! Unlike you, I feel like they've been on a real hot streak lately so I was already very excited about the album, but yes the two songs we have so far are SO SO SO GOOD, so then I got even more excited. I really think it's gonna be stellar. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 23:20, 27 December 2017 (EST)

Album length[edit | edit source]

Folks, total playing time is currently shown as 35:50 but the individual track times add up to far greater than that. What's the source on either / which one is wrong? 202.67.117.245 06:38, 6 January 2018 (EST)

Thanks for catching that - just updated it to a new estimated time (which is still bound to be a few seconds off from the actual album length). Looks like I missed a couple when adding it up originally. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:34, 6 January 2018 (EST)

political album #2[edit | edit source]

after a day of listening to i like fun, apart from sheer quality of songs, the thing i am most struck by is its surprising similarities to what i feel is easily the most distinct album in the tmbg canon: the else. while i like fun has a much more standard tmbg sound than the else, and is not quite as cohesive, there's one major characteristic i think they both share: being written in an unfortunate, dark political climate. i certainly didn't understand that about the else until flans talked about it in an interview, but it immediately comes to mind with i like fun. while some tracks (mostly jf's) are more overtly political (e.g. lake monsters), the whole album is tinged with signs of the times, from the necessity of fact-checkers, to large-scale public protests, to the frequent presence of lies, deception, and falsehoods. when added to the surprisingly heavy — even for tmbg — dose of death and mutilation, it's clear to me that, like many of us, the johns' creative spirits are not immune to the troubling developments our country has experienced in recent years. regardless of how much of it is a conscious decision on the band's part, these dark times pervade this album. (this time, however, it contrasts with the bright, poppy sound — and, indeed, title — of the album.) -- 15:11, 12 January 2018 (EST)

I absolutely agree. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 16:32, 12 January 2018 (EST)
Yeah. It is a gloomy and dark album that represents the US quite well for being, well, just that. With that said, the majority of the songs are VERY good. Very few if any clunkers. It's odd that such dark lyrics can have such catchy and boppy melodies. But, that's TMBG for ya! --Mr. Klaw