Sunday, July 13, 2008

Band of the Week: She & Him

Sorry for the lack of writing. I have no excuses. However, Sharon and I came up with a new idea that we thought we'd share with you.
Every week, we will decide on a band to listen to. We'll listen to their albums, talk about what we like/don't like, and post our thoughts on this blog.
We would like for you to join us. We will post which band we'll be listening to. You are invited to listen to them for that week as well, and post your thoughts in the comments. It's like a book club...with less reading.
We did the first week ourselves, but we'll post the next band at the end.

Our first Band of the Week was She & Him. We're going to see them in Nashville at the end of the month, so we thought it would be a good place to start.

Background Ramblings:
Members - Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward

2008 - Volume One

Sharon's Rating:

Sharon's Thoughts:
I like her voice - it has a good, oldies sound. I also like when M. Ward sings...I wish he sang a little more on the album. The music has a good oldies sound, which I like, but it also sounds a bit unoriginal (even though I know they wrote the majority of the songs).

"Sweet Darlin'"

Dusty's Rating:

Dusty's Thoughts:

Musically, this album covers a lot of genres: jazz, county, girl group pop, and just "regular" pop. Zooey's unique voice fits all these styles perfectly. This sounds like a classic album, only recently unearthed.

Dusty's Favorites:

"Sentimental Heart", "Change is Hard", "Sweet Darlin'"

There you have it. If you have thoughts on She & Him, post them in the comments.

Next Week:

The Band of the Week for next week is:

Here are some notes to get you started.
Background Ramblings:

Synth-pop group from Norway (not to be confused with the Mono Men: a garage rock group from Seattle in the 80s and 90s).


2007 - Monomen LP

Happy listening!

1 comment:

Britt said...

I finally listened to this. Man, is it good! Change is Hard is lovely.