“Volume 3″ is a totally solid album, leagues better than the shrill (sorry) and oddly mastered (not sorry) “Volume 2″. What that album lacked – mystery, production values, um, songs that stuck around – “Volume 3″ makes up for in the first three tracks. Zooey’s voice sounds somehow deeper and more tried and true, which is an odd thing to say about a sitcom actresses third album, but there’s something here that wasn’t on the last two albums. She sounds like she has something to prove and an image that she’s comfortable with now, again, something that wasn’t there on preceding albums. “Volume 3″ legitmately sounds like the Patsy Cline / doo-wop sound that she’s been striving for all along – Zooey sounds free here – and it makes it work, it makes it click, and it makes for a great album.