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Pointyskull 03-27-08 12:46 PM

She & Him: Volume One
 
Heard this on NPR today. She & Him is actress Zooey Deschanel and musician M. Ward. I was a little apprehensive of another actress-turned-singer, but the whole thing has a groovy retro texture, mixing 60s pop and country overtones.

Not groundbreaking stuff, but it really sounded nice.

fnordboy 03-27-08 04:18 PM

Yeah I have been listening to this album a lot. There are some clunkers on it, but when they get it right... wow. I was really impressed that Zooey had this much talent in her. I've been a fan of her films for a long time, but I really did not expect much out of this project.

FrozenMetalHead 03-28-08 08:55 AM

I really like "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"

Adam Tyner 03-28-08 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by FrozenMetalHead
I really like "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"

I'm harboring a deep, almost terrifying obsession with this song. The melody is bouncy and infectious as it is, but in the bridge when the instrumentation drops out, leaving just the layers and layers of harmonies and then roars back in...euphoric. This might be my favorite song I've heard all year.

Hixx 03-28-08 01:15 PM

It's funny, I used to work in a record store in Portland and they both came in to pick some stuff up. At the time I just figured they were dating, who knew that their relationship was strictly "professional". ;)

Anyway I got to ring up Zooey Deschanel, and I wish I could remember what she bought but honestly her eyes were so mesmerizing that I am amazed I could even operate the cash register!

Sessa17 03-28-08 05:03 PM

Diggin' the album a lot, makes for a great back to back play with Destroyer's new album that came out on the same day.

Absolutely love the opening track, definitely one of my my 2 or 3 favorite songs of the year so far & like already said, nothing ground breaking, but a very charming feel-good album. If you didn't already have a crush on Zoey, it's impossible not to after the album.

Really looking foward to her song with Jenny Lewis on Jenny's new solo album later in the year.

C-Mart 12-23-08 11:59 AM

Well, late again to another thread... After seeing Yes Man I was reminded that Zooey was supposed to release an album, so I looked it up and so she had! I got it last night and listened on the way to work this morning (Only $5 amazon download btw). The first track had me questioning my purchase, but after that one track, I really liked the rest of the album.

JPRaup 12-23-08 03:56 PM

I really enjoy this album.

starman9000 12-23-08 04:05 PM

I just picked it up. It isn't doing much for me right now, but hopefully it will grow on me.

Sessa17 12-23-08 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by C-Mart (Post 9151673)
Well, late again to another thread... After seeing Yes Man I was reminded that Zooey was supposed to release an album, so I looked it up and so she had! I got it last night and listened on the way to work this morning (Only $5 amazon download btw). The first track had me questioning my purchase, but after that one track, I really liked the rest of the album.

Funny, the 1st track is my favorite on the album. One of those songs that puts me in a good mood as soon as I hear it.

JAA 12-24-08 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by starman9000 (Post 9152233)
I just picked it up. It isn't doing much for me right now, but hopefully it will grow on me.

It was a grower for me . . . really enjoying it now.

db27 12-29-08 12:35 PM

one of the 50 albums for $5 on amazon's digital downloads, I'll likely pick this one up as I loved her voice in Elf

cungar 12-29-08 05:35 PM

My three year old daughter loves this album. Her favorite is "This is Not a Test"

jjones1193 12-29-08 06:59 PM

I love this album. You can buy it on vinyl off the merge records website for $12 bucks shipped! And it comes with the MP3 download of the album.

Decker 12-29-08 11:29 PM

I really like the album. I might disagree with Paste in picking it "Album Of The Year" (my choice would be My Morning Jacket), but I think it's up there and I'm glad they went out on a limb to praise this work; otherwise I (and I assume many others) might have totally missed it.

Supermallet 12-30-08 04:08 AM

I also looked into this album after seeing Yes Man. I had heard her sing somewhere before and so I looked up her name on allmusic.com and it linked me over to She & Him. A very good album, I like it a lot.

B.A. 01-04-09 09:32 PM

I think it's so-so after my initial listen.

Kind of reminds me of Jenny Lewis.

JAA 01-05-09 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by B.A. (Post 9174902)
. . . Kind of reminds me of Jenny Lewis.

Hey, that would be a good thing! -wink-

clappj 01-05-09 03:40 PM

Re: She & Him: Volume One
 
I wonder if Zooey will start singing with Death Cab For Cutie now that she and Ben Gibbard are married?

;)


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