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Away From The Sun

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  • Very rarely do I like this kind of music. Yet 3 Doors Down do it so well, it’s hard not to like it. They can manage to sound hard with a rock edge, yet manage to maintain a melodic pop quality to their songs. The lead singer may be in a rock band, but he has a great voice and doesn’t have to resort to screaming.”The Better Life” was good, but I think this album manages to top it. “When I’m Gone” has been the massive hit thus far and has become one of the biggest radio hits of the last year. It’s been overplayed, but it’s still listenable. The title track “Away From the Sun” is a definite stand-out track. It’s slow, but I’d love to see it as a single…great chorus. “The Road I’m On” is one of the harder tracks and was the second single. “Ticket To Heaven” is another catchy rock/pop track that would make a good single. The star of this album is “Here Without You” definitely. Already proving to be a huge radio hit, it’s a fantastic rock ballad and very relatable. “Changes” and “Dangerous Game” are ok too. “Sarah Yellin” definitely stands out from the other songs with a more serious vibe.Overall, great album. “Away From the Sun”, “When I’m Gone”, “Ticket To Heaven”, and “Here Without You” are the key tracks that make it wortha 5 star rating. The other songs are good and listenable, but these jump out at you. If you liked “The Better Life” there’s a big chance that you’ll like “Away From the Sun.” Similar content and great music.

    Posted on February 23, 2010