I'm Having Fun Now

Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2010 Ratings: #530 / 855
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Based on 7 ratings
August 31, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
musicOMH

Jenny And Johnny make no attempt to hide their retrospective stylings; I'm Having Fun Now is an album built on classic rock 'n' roll principles, lending it a sort of timelessness, and so the parallels with revivalist pair She & Him inevitably emerge.

67
Pitchfork

Many will want to draw parallels between Jenny and Johnny and She & Him (especially given Lewis' previous inclination toward the kind of vintage 1960s girl-group pop that She & Him traffic in), but the songs on I'm Having Fun Now are rougher, tougher, and more rock'n'roll. The album is also a much more modern-sounding pop project, though it similarly owes its success to the chemistry of its creators.

79
Jenny Lewis's voice on retro-'60s California-evoking pop songs fits perfectly; she sounds right at home despite it being a bit of a departure from any of her previous works. Johnathan Rice's charisma wouldn't be strong enough to carry the entire project himself, but his vocals are a nice foil, and they bring out the humor in each other. Their harmonies are appealing, but they're even better when they're playing off of each other.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#36/American Songwriter

Track List

  1. Scissor Runner 
  2. My Pet Snake 
  3. Switchblade 
  4. Big Wave 
  5. While Men Are Dreaming
  6. Animal 
  7. Just Like Zeus 
  8. New York Cartoon 
  9. Straight Edge Of The Blade 
  10. Slavedriver 
  11. Committed

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