Artist: She & HimTitle: Volume TwoLabel: MergeGenre: IndieBitrate: 185kbit avTime: 00:47:10Size: 66.31 mbRip Date: 2010-03-17Str Date: 2010-04-0501. Thieves 4:0702. In The Sun 2:5003. Don't Look Back 3:2304. Ridin' In My Car 3:1505. Lingering Still 3:0206. Me And You 3:1907. Gonna Get Along Without You Now 2:3108. Home 4:4109. I'm Gonna Make It Better 3:3110. Sing 3:1311. Over It Over Again 3:2912. Brand New Shoes 3:0413. If You Can't Sleep 2:5514. I Can Hear Music (Bonus Track) 3:50Release NotesAny lingering doubts that Zooey Deschanel was just a fine actress badlymiscast as a singer were erased on She & Hims Volume One in 2008With her collaborator, ace guitarist M. Ward, she proffered pristinepop that suggested the earnest innocence of a young Joni Mitchell orJackie DeShannonVolume Two (Merge) picks up where the debut left off. There are nobold makeovers, but Deschanel sounds a good deal more confident. Shenever oversings, instead projecting a conversational purity that putsthe emphasis squarely on the songs. On Volume One she sounded verymuch like the ingnue who learned to sing by belting out radio hitsinto a curling iron while facing a bedroom mirror. That innocenceremains, but Deschanel has grown, her voice taking on duskier shadesand taking more chances. Ward has the good sense to present that voiceundisturbed by studio affectations, as if to demonstrate that pop canstill exist outside the world of Auto-TuneThe album runs the gamut from orchestrated splendor (Thieves) to acappella melancholy (If You Cant Sleep). In between Deschanelembraces piano pop, country twang, even a spritz of flamencoLingering Still), while resurrecting the lost NRBQshouldve-been-hit Ridin in My Car. Her songs do the relationshipwaltz with guarded optimism her voice is tinged by longing, a hint ofanxiety, but it clings to the belief that somehow things are going towork out. Like its predecessor, Volume II stands outside currentproduction trends, and its built to last on its own modest termssirehush.ai
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