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Old 03-27-08, 12:46 PM
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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.
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Old 03-27-08, 04:18 PM
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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.
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I really like "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"
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Old 03-28-08, 10:33 AM
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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.
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Old 03-28-08, 01:15 PM
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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!

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Old 03-28-08, 05:03 PM
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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.
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Old 12-23-08, 11:59 AM
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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.
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I really enjoy this album.
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Old 12-23-08, 04:05 PM
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I just picked it up. It isn't doing much for me right now, but hopefully it will grow on me.
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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.
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Old 12-24-08, 06:46 AM
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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.
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Old 12-29-08, 12:35 PM
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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
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My three year old daughter loves this album. Her favorite is "This is Not a Test"
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Old 12-29-08, 06:59 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I think it's so-so after my initial listen.

Kind of reminds me of Jenny Lewis.
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Old 01-05-09, 06:54 AM
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. . . Kind of reminds me of Jenny Lewis.
Hey, that would be a good thing!
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Old 01-05-09, 03:40 PM
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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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