I first heard of them when i herad the song “Kryptonite” which i am sure everyone has heard. I liked that song right away. This is a great album. My favorite tracks are Let Me Go, Be Somebody, Right Where I belong, and The Real Life. Give those tracks a listen and you will like this CD too.
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Ever since “Kryptonite”, I’ve been a fan of Three Doors Down. They’ve always kept originality, which bands like Nickelback, 311, and others have lost. Well, sadly, we might have to add Three Doors Down. I guess being away from the sun so much made them lose originality.
Looking for “The Better Life”, you’ll become dissappointed. Looking for “Away From The Sun”, you will also become dissappointed.
About 90% of the songs on this album are slow, and quite tiring and boring after awhile, but “Live For Today” and “Right Where I Belong” as being exceptions. Actually, I do go for more slower songs. But, I don’t like slow songs scattered around the CD.
I don’t see anything truly dramatic or outstanding on the CD. There may be some radio airplay, but I don’t think any of them will become #1 like “Kryptonite”, “When I’m Gone”, or “Here Without You”. All of the songs are good, but not outstannding. I’d recommend lowering your expectations before buying this CD.
Maybe they are trying a different style, or maybe they are leftovers from earlier albums. You decide. Now, time for the vitamin shot, and on to the next CD.
People trying to compare 3 Doors down to their First CD..The Better life..Should stop..this band has changed it’s sound..and they’re better for it..I’ll just go track by track..
Right where I Belong-Fast and Furious opener with great heavy guitar work..Solid opener.
It’s Not Me-Probably Their 2nd Single..Arnold Explodes in the chorus..Their next radio hit for sure.
Let Me Go-You’ve all heard it..probably the stand out track on the album.
Be Somebody-My Favorite So far..Arnold reaches deep into his emotions to bring out a song that anyone could relate too..beautifully done.
Landing in London-A Modern Turn the Page..With an appearence by Seger himself..Probably the third single..again slow and mellow.
The Real Life-A little harder..this is more for fans of the Better life..Which I didn’t like too much..Skippable track for me.
Behind those eyes-Another one of my favs..Good work on guitars..Solid Ballad..Again Arnold’s Vocals are damn near flawless.
Never will I break-Hard Track here..not my thing really..but still likeable.
Fathers Son-The Lyrics are quite intense and spooky..And I belive theres an opera in one part,hard rocking fun song..
Live for today-Like it..signature 3 Doors Down..don’t want to spoil it for you..
My world-Damn similar to Road I’m On From Away From the Sun..This track is short..but it really builds up from the beginning with frantic hard rock in the middle..well done.
Here By Me-Easily the slowest Track 3 Doors Down has ever done..sappy sappy lyrics..and you know what..I like it…Arnold can sing anything well..and proves it here.
In conclusion..people need to get over themselves..3DD is never going to make another Kryptonite..so Stop asking for one..They show great diversity..and Go from Metallica to Country to Soft Rock Flawlessly..which many bands can’t do…So if you’re looking for Excelent Ballads..Fun Rock..and touching lyrics..Or just want to have a good time listening to an Album…this is for you.
“Seventeen Days” sees 3 Doors Down take their Southern rock style and give it a harder, more metal edge (thanks in no small part to producer Johnny K, who has also worked with Disturbed and Drowning Pool). “The Real Life” alternates a wall of sound with more restrained choruses (perhaps they were influenced by Nickelback during their summer tour in 2004?), and harder/angrier songs like “For Today” and “Right Where I Belong” definitely show that 3DD is heading in a more hard-rock direction.
But the group returns to its trademark sound in the final track, the ballad “Here By Me”, which blends a quiet melody with tender lyrics and a deeply personal vocal delivery.
All in all, it’s definitely a solid album if you are a fan of this band.
With their third studio album “Seventeen Days,” 3 Doors Down have cemented their status as a formidable force in the music scene. The LP, while not as instantly likable as 2002’s “Away From the Sun,” maintains the group’s radio-friendly tendencies for captivating melodies and cutting lyrics.
The set’s lead single, “Let Me Go,” a sizeable hit across several different radio formats, best summarizes the strength of the group. Still, superb cuts further abound, such as the stirring “It’s Not Me,” which was previously released on their 2003 live EP “Another 700 Miles.” Over the top with conviction and passion, the performance is even stronger in its studio rendition.
The grating “Never Will I Break” and the soaring “Live For Today” rock hard and summon repeated listens, while “Father’s Son” serves as a gripping tale of the plight of an illegitimate child.
“Maybe I’m just crazy or the devil got inside/But either way my soul is gone/I’ve learned this all night/The one hand throws the whiskey/And the other throws the gun/As he cries out to the heavens/I am not my father’s son.”
“Landing In London,” which is performed with classic rock legend Bob Seger, examines the life of a traveling musician longing for his home and family, while the following “The Real Life,” quite possibly is a continuation of the story:
“But I woke up to real life/And I realized its not worth running from anymore/When there was nowhere left to hide I found out/That nothings real here but I wont stop now /Until I find a better part of me.”
“Be Somebody,” which explores the relationship between a son and his mother, shoots a bulls-eye at the heart. So too does the concluding “Here By Me,” a tale of longing for that special someone who does not reciprocate the same feelings, which is accompanied by gut-seizing instrumentation that perfectly mirrors the somber state of mind the lyrics create.
Despite the fact that it is permeated by gloomy subject matter with lyrics that range from unadulterated defiance to the deepest sorrow, “Seventeen Days” is filled from top to bottom with potential smash-hits, making it the group’s most solid release yet. Fans of the mainstream post-grunge sound that are going through difficult times will not be able to put this CD down. After all, whoever said despair couldn’t sound awesome?