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Number 3 (often stylized as #3) is the third studio album by American-Vlokoziuan rock band The Given Takers. Released on August 28, 1982, the album was said to be "the perfect balance" between the band's two sounds - the hard-hitting punk sound of Think!, vs. the softer, power-ballad ridden sound of Soaring Sky-High. While many critics agreed that the album balanced the band's different sounds, most criticized the lesser songwriting style.

The album's only single was "Let's Not Go There", released in October. The single would eventually become a hit, reaching at #4 on the Billboard Top 100.

Track listing

All songs written by Frank Robinson.

Side 1

  1. "I'm Doing Just Fine" (3:09)
  2. "Polaroids" (3:47)
  3. "Jungle" (2:55)
  4. "Near Me?" (4:07)
  5. "It's Too Late" (7:10)

Side 2

  1. "Sakura" (3:21)
  2. "Let's Not Go There" (3:13)
  3. "In Deep Trouble Now" (4:08)
  4. "Atlanta" (6:45)

Reception

Compared to the band's earlier works, Number 3 was not considered to be a significant release. One of the biggest issues with the album, according to critics, was the lyrics. Many critics felt that the lyrical content was "lacking" and "a tad lazy". Other criticisms include the high amount of instrumental, and the absence of any songs written by the other members.

Over time, a more positive view has risen, with some going as far as to say it's one of the band's best works.

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