Best Singing Actresses
For all those accustomed to the earache-inducing musical stylings of Bruce Willis and Lindsay Lohan, 2008 brought a pair of welcome surprises: two pretty good albums by actors!
|Actor / Singer||Zooey Deschanel||Scarlett Johansson|
|Album||She & Him Volume One||Anywhere I Lay My Head|
|Cred-lending Colaborator||Indie Folkie M. Ward||TV on the Radio's David Andrew Sitek|
|Concept||Upbeat country-tinged pop originals decorated with pedal steel and Deschanel's endearingly deadpan vocals.||Spacey, futuristically produced Tom Waits covers delivered in Johansson's sonorous baritone|
|Forgivable Actor - Album Mistake||Inexplicable Hawaiian-style version of the Beatles' "I Should Have Known Better".||The tuneless "Song For Jo" the album's lone orignal|
|Highest Achievement||The awesome girl-group-inspired "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here."||The shoe-gaze-y "Falling Down."|