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Album Review: She and Him - Volume 2

Album Review: She and Him - Volume 2

Monday 10th May, 2010 10:01AM

When famous actors decide to try and pursue a career in music, it can set-off alarm bells. Part of the reason is that it seems like they’re circumventing the hard slog required to become a good musician, and simply rely on their name to distribute the album. And while there’s no doubt that being a well-known actor doesn’t hurt the marketing ability of Zooey Deschanel’s project, She & Him, she is also helped by the fact that she can write good songs. Although the songs really force the twee-ness to the album’s detriment at points, there are enough musical ideas and catchy melodies to suggest that Deschanel isn’t simply slumming it for some extra street cred.

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