…I guess I should start off by saying that I’m a huge 3dd fan. They, along with the goo goo dolls and nickelback, are my favorite rock band. The Better Life was a great cd. Away From The Sun was even better, a classic IMHO. Then came Seventeen Days. At first, I was *slightly* disappointed. The singles were gold, but the rest was a little lackluster. After a few spins, though, it grew on me and became a worthwhile addition to my 3dd collection.
Flash forward 2 1/2-3 years later. 3 Doors Down release their self-titled record, and I’m in line to get it the day it comes out. Pop it in my cd player, and…disappointment.
I can’t say I was thrilled with the single citizen/solider, nor was I with It’s Not My Time, but I was definatly hoping for something more from the rest of the songs. One after another played, and all I could think of was how high my expectations for this new record were. Maybe too high? Perhaps, because after a couple of spins, I’m convinced this is their worst record to date. It certainly isn’t bad, don’t get me wrong, but given what this band has done in the past, it isn’t what I’d expected either.
Those looking for another album in the vein of Away From The Sun will be sorely disappointed, although I’m sure there are plenty of people who will enjoy this record too. For now though, I’ll toss it aside, pop in Away From The Sun or The Better Life, and vibe.
(The best buy version features two bonus tracks; Feet In The Water and Who Are You. Both are listenable and go well with the rest of the record)