Volume One

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 47
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 47
  3. Negative: 6 out of 47

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  1. ChristianP.
    Mar 23, 2008
    6
    The songs are alright, but mostly forgettable. Sorry, but the kid can't sing. Her voice is cute at first but becomes grating very quickly.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Deschanel's songs are simple and sad tales of heartbreak and missed connections, with hooky melodies and not a single artless moment to be found.
  2. Slight doubts about whether or not Zooey Deschanel is the best person to be singing these songs aside, Volume One is pretty much spot-on.
  3. Deschanel is more convincing when she's on an extreme end of romance--either losing it or being swept into it--than when she's trying to rationalize it.