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Jenny and Johnny

I'm Having Fun Now

Warner Bros.
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August 30, 2010

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice are, by all indications, a happy indie-rock power couple. But you wouldn't know it from I'm Having Fun Now. In their solo work, Lewis and Rice are bards of the bummer, and these shapely power-pop numbers are no exception: songs about hard times ("Big Wave") and troubled romances ("Scissor Runner"), with Lewis and Rice often trading lines as if they're arguing. The mood may be dark, but the record is a model of musical egalitarianism. J&J's vocals blend beautifully throughout — sweet harmony that makes discord go down easy.

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