She & Him


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  1. Artist: She & Him
    Title: Volume Two
    Label: Merge
    Genre: Indie
    Bitrate: 185kbit av
    Time: 00:47:10
    Size: 66.31 mb
    Rip Date: 2010-03-17
    Str Date: 2010-04-05

    01. Thieves 4:07
    02. In The Sun 2:50
    03. Don't Look Back 3:23
    04. Ridin' In My Car 3:15
    05. Lingering Still 3:02
    06. Me And You 3:19
    07. Gonna Get Along Without You Now 2:31
    08. Home 4:41
    09. I'm Gonna Make It Better 3:31
    10. Sing 3:13
    11. Over It Over Again 3:29
    12. Brand New Shoes 3:04
    13. If You Can't Sleep 2:55
    14. I Can Hear Music (Bonus Track) 3:50

    Release Notes

    Any lingering doubts that Zooey Deschanel was just a fine actress badly
    miscast as a singer were erased on She & Hims Volume One in 2008
    With her collaborator, ace guitarist M. Ward, she proffered pristine
    pop that suggested the earnest innocence of a young Joni Mitchell or
    Jackie DeShannon

    Volume Two (Merge) picks up where the debut left off. There are no
    bold makeovers, but Deschanel sounds a good deal more confident. She
    never oversings, instead projecting a conversational purity that puts
    the emphasis squarely on the songs. On Volume One she sounded very
    much like the ingnue who learned to sing by belting out radio hits
    into a curling iron while facing a bedroom mirror. That innocence
    remains, but Deschanel has grown, her voice taking on duskier shades
    and taking more chances. Ward has the good sense to present that voice
    undisturbed by studio affectations, as if to demonstrate that pop can
    still exist outside the world of Auto-Tune

    The album runs the gamut from orchestrated splendor (Thieves) to a
    cappella melancholy (If You Cant Sleep). In between Deschanel
    embraces piano pop, country twang, even a spritz of flamenco
    Lingering Still), while resurrecting the lost NRBQ
    shouldve-been-hit Ridin in My Car. Her songs do the relationship
    waltz with guarded optimism her voice is tinged by longing, a hint of
    anxiety, but it clings to the belief that somehow things are going to
    work out. Like its predecessor, Volume II stands outside current
    production trends, and its built to last on its own modest terms



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