I'm Having Fun Now - Jenny and Johnny
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  • Summary: The real-life musician couple's debut album combines classic-rock textures with more pop-oriented love songs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. I'm Having Fun Now distinguishes itself from Lewis and Rice's solo efforts, or hers with band-on-hiatus Rilo Kiley, by going for a very specific tone.
  2. These are love songs with sharp edges that keep the sweetness mysterious.
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    80
    Rarely has emotional repression sounded so coy, or so appealing. [Dec 2010, p.86]
  4. The album is also a much more modern-sounding pop project, though it similarly owes its success to the chemistry of its creators.
  5. 60
    Jenny 'Rilo Kiley' Lewis, and Jonathan 'Just Recorded Under His Own Name' Rice's brand of folk-indie-pop--jangly guitars, sweetly shared harmonies, echoes of the Deep South--isn't groundbreaking, but probably wasn't supposed to be.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    Barbed but Gregarious. [Dec 2020, p.110]
  7. As a whole, it's not consistently buoyant enough to be a good pop record, and the politics that weigh down its middle section aren't sharp enough to make it into anything more than a middle section weighed down by some obvious politics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    9
    This album is pretty great. Jenny Lewis' and Johnathan's Rice's voices seem to perfectly match each other. This is some of the catchiest new music out there, and is a wonderful mix of indie-surfer-pop, with a clear, consistent sound and great tunes. Jenny and Johnny make the kind of music that is impossible to get out of your head. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2010
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Yo soy amigo personal de la Jenny, y debo reconocer que el disco no me parece bueno. Sin duda la falta de su compañero Tubegán. El sonido de la loba se echa de menos.

    Para mi en vez de un 75, le doy un 0 patatero.
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