Review: Fun. – Aim and Ignite 2xLP – It seems like Fun. is on top of the world right now with the release of the band’s stellar sophomore effort, Some Nights. But the trio was already impressing critics and fans alike in 2009 with a unique pop debut called Aim and Ignite, melding gospel-inspired harmonies with incredibly theatrical vocal melodies that would make Freddie Mercury proud. It is pop-rock like it’s never quite been done before – frankly like it should have been done all along. And wow, oh wow, did Nettwerk step up when it comes to the vinyl release of the album almost two and a half years later. All 10 tracks of the album are split between three sides of two records, while the fourth side featuring an image of the band actually etched into the vinyl. The gatefold sleeve itself is dynamic with its embossed art. Lyrics and credits come on the individual record sleeves, and the package also tosses in a CD version of the album, the printing of which blends in with the art on the inside of the gatefold. Along with great sound, it makes for what may so far be the best vinyl release of the year.
Sound/Press Quality: 5/5
Review by: Bill Jones