Music, Rock, Pop & Hip-hop
Photograph: Courtesy Bleachers Bleachers

Jack Antonoff should quit his day job. His solo debut under the Bleachers name easily eclipses his work as the guitarist in prom-ballad pop act Fun. Bright hooks illuminate dark autobiographical material in songs that gleam and hop like '80s radio. "Rollercoaster" is a more bittersweet Killers, "I Wanna Get Better" balances mental health and huge chorus like Passion Pit, and glorious pangenerational outsiders like Grimes and Yoko Ono crop on Strage Desire. His exuberance gets a crowd hopping, as does the odd Cranberries cover.

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