Volume 3 (She & Him album)

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Volume 3
Studio album by She & Him
Released May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
Genre Indie pop, alternative country
Length 42:34
Label Merge (US)
Double Six (UK)
Producer M. Ward
She & Him chronology
A Very She and Him Christmas
(2011)
Volume 3
(2013)

Volume 3 is the fourth studio album by She & Him, a collaboration between M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel. It was released by Merge Records on May 7, 2013 (US) and on May 13, 2013 by Double Six Records (UK).[1] On the album, there are eleven songs written by Deschanel and three cover songs.[2]

On March 7, 2013 the song "Never Wanted Your Love" was released as a single.[3] On April 10, 2013, the song "I Could've Been Your Girl" was released for streaming via Soundcloud.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork 7.5/10[7]
Sputnikmusic 2.4/5[8]
Under The Gun Review 6/10[9]

Reception[edit]

Volume 3 holds a 68 out of 100 on Metacritic, a review aggregator, indicating generally favorable reviews (based on 26 reviews).[4] Gregory Heaney of Allmusic praised She and Him's "sunny, lovestruck sounds."[5] Magnet Magazine stated that the album is "instantly likeable,"[10] and Dale Eisinger of Consequence of Sound commented that the album contains many "effortless and fully realized songs."[6] However, while Rudy K. of Sputnikmusic praised, "the simplicity of the songs and the everyday romance they conjure," he also noted that at times the album "feels rote, a meticulous tastefulness that is pretty and nostalgic, yet largely uninteresting."[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

Volume 3 debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 26,000 copies in the United States.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Zooey Deschanel, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "I've Got Your Number, Son"   3:07
2. "Never Wanted Your Love"   3:13
3. "Baby" (George Morton, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich) 3:15
4. "I Could've Been Your Girl"   3:11
5. "Turn to White"   4:22
6. "Somebody Sweet to Talk To"   3:02
7. "Something's Haunting You"   2:52
8. "Together"   4:06
9. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (Harry Noble) 2:44
10. "Snow Queen"   2:32
11. "Sunday Girl" (Chris Stein) 3:04
12. "London"   2:28
13. "Shadow of Love"   2:42
14. "Reprise (I Could've Been Your Girl)"   1:49

Personnel[edit]

She & Him
  • Zooey Deschanel – lead and harmony vocals, percussion (1, 2, 6, 8), keyboards (1, 4, 8), piano (6, 12, 13), tambourine (3), vibraphone (7), taropatch ukulele (5)
  • M. Ward – guitars, backing vocals (2, 5, 7, 13), lead vocals (3), piano (1, 3), organ (4, 11), percussion (2)
Additional musicians
  • Scott McPherson – drums
  • Joey Spampinato, Tyler Tornfelt, Mike Watt, Pierre de Reeder – bass
  • Tom Hagerman – violin
  • Amanda Lawrence – viola
  • Tilly and the Wall – gang vocals
Horn Section on "Together" and "Snow Queen"
  • Art Baron – trombone
  • C. J. Camerieri – trumpet
  • Doug Wieselman – saxophone
  • Horns arranged by M. Ward

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 101
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[14] 94
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lipshultz, Jason (2013-01-29). "She & Him Announces Volume 3 Album, Summer Tour". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  2. ^ Kane, Tyler (2013-01-29). "She & Him Announce Volume 3, Tour Dates". www.pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  3. ^ Sharp, Stephanie (2013-03-07). "She & Him Release New Single, "Never Wanted Your Love"". www.pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Volume 3 - She & Him". Metacritic. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory (May 7, 2013). "She & Him: Volume 3". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Eisinger, Dale W. (May 13, 2013). "Album Review: She and Him – Volume 3". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (May 10, 2013). "She & Him: Volume 3". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b K., Rudy (May 8, 2013). "Album Review - She & Him: Volume 3". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "REVIEW: She & Him-'Volume 3'". Under the Gun Review. May 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Magnet Magazine 98: 58. 
  11. ^ Caufield, Keith. "Chart Moves: Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines Makes Solo Debut, She & Him Bows on Cassette". BillboardBiz. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  12. ^ "She & Him Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for She & Him. Prometheus Global Media.
  13. ^ "She & Him – Volume 3" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  14. ^ "She & Him – Volume 3". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  15. ^ "She & Him – Volume 3". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-05-29.

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