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She & Him – Classics

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Having jumped record labels from Merge to Columbia, She & Him keep up the pace of their output. Classics is yet another covers album – it seems to have come back into fashion lately – but also manages to feel very much in the same vein as their Christmas album a few years back.

As ever, Zooey Deschanel, with her love-it-or-hate-it image, croons her way through the songs, providing entertainment if not a ground-breaking performance. M. Ward, her trusty sidekick in this project, gives good grounding to the tunes with reverb-soaked guitars, and offers up his vocals for Charles Aznavour’s classic ‘She’.

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She & Him – Volume 3

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that Zooey Deschanel was the newcomer, wowing film audiences. Her musical side-project, She & Him, with alt-folk master M. Ward, has never been taken that seriously. Now she is a powerhouse and you ought to be paying attention to Volume 3 as well. Of course, leading something of a pixie-girl revolution means there are a lot of twee moments on this album, and you can imagine some bright-eyed swaying going on. Waiting by the phone, crying into pillows and collecting four-leaf clovers is going to make most people’s stomachs turn.

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