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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It’s hard to argue against the notion that this Mississippi-bred combo has something of a formula, but then again, so do Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. The 3-D-D equation balances introspection and grunginess in relatively equal proportions, with a hefty dose of personal-discovery lyrics, for which frontman Brad Arnold has a particular flair. Seventeen Days is a bit less polished than the band’s previous two albums -- not surprising, given the fact that the title refers to the amount of time supposedly spent crafting it -- and that boosts the potency of stomping songs like “Never Will I Break” and the Skynyrd-esque “My World.” In keeping with their sincere stoking of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It’s hard to argue against the notion that this Mississippi-bred combo has something of a formula, but then again, so do Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. The 3-D-D equation balances introspection and grunginess in relatively equal proportions, with a hefty dose of personal-discovery lyrics, for which frontman Brad Arnold has a particular flair. Seventeen Days is a bit less polished than the band’s previous two albums -- not surprising, given the fact that the title refers to the amount of time supposedly spent crafting it -- and that boosts the potency of stomping songs like “Never Will I Break” and the Skynyrd-esque “My World.” In keeping with their sincere stoking of the heartland-rock fires, the trio enlists Bob Seger to share vocal duties on “Landing in London,” and his wizened rasp fits nicely into the string-laden melody. Yes, they revisit “When I’m Gone” territory on a couple of songs -- notably the single “Let Me Go” -- but not often enough to slide from comforting to snooze-inducing.
All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The stronger songwriting on 3 Doors Down's multi-platinum sophomore effort, Away from the Sun, was encouraging, especially after the rote post-grunge of their 2000 breakthrough, "Kryptonite." But the hit single "When I'm Gone" resonated in particular with American military personnel and their families, who identified with lyrics like "Hold me when I'm here" and "Love me when I'm gone" as deployment to Iraq became imminent in spring 2003. That populism guides Seventeen Days, the Mississippi band's third full-length album. Its liner notes connect to a cross-section of U.S. culture, thanking NFL quarterbacks and major league ballplayers alongside Tim McGraw, Metallica, Dale Earnhart Jr., and "our troops everywhere." And Away from the Sun's Southern rock flourishes have been broadened to create an album that's purely American, built from meaty power chords and everyman lyrics that search for redemption in plain-faced terms. It's no surprise that Bob Seger, heartland crier from another era, guests on "Landing in London." It's not the weary traveler's anthem Seger's "Turn the Page" is -- "London"'s keening strings can't replace the pain and longing of Alto Reed's saxophone wail. But 3 Doors Down try their best, and Seger's rough tenor riding shotgun makes the song more memorable. "When I'm Gone"'s template repeats throughout "Seventeen Days." Lead single "Let Me Go" has the usual quieter verses building to a strong chorus, with easily identifiable lyrics like "You love me/But you don't know who I am." "Be Somebody" and "Real Life" use similar pieces, aligning thick distortion choruses next to brooding verses and lyrics about finding one's own road. The harder-charging guitars of "Never Will I Break" and "Right Where I Belong" reference Alice in Chains' legacy, "Father's Son" is a morality tale in more quiet/loud dynamics, and "My World" amplifies Southern rock capably. 3 Doors Down have hit on a formula that works very well for them. It's a great framework for Brad Arnold's earnest lyrics, and the heavy bass and rousing guitar melodies ensure plenty of radio play. It's not unique, and the songs tend to run together. But they're heartfelt, and easily fill the average American's rock & roll quota.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2005
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 075021036789
  • Catalog Number: 000401802
  • Sales rank: 54,489

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Right Where I Belong (2:32)
  2. 2 It's Not Me (3:14)
  3. 3 Let Me Go (3:52)
  4. 4 Be Somebody (3:15)
  5. 5 Landing in London (4:31)
  6. 6 The Real Life (3:52)
  7. 7 Behind Those Eyes (4:19)
  8. 8 Never Will I Break (3:50)
  9. 9 Father's Son (4:12)
  10. 10 Live for Today (3:47)
  11. 11 My World (3:00)
  12. 12 Here by Me (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
3 Doors Down Primary Artist
David Angell Strings, Musician, Group Member
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals, Musician
Anthony LaMarchina Strings, Musician, Group Member
Crystal Taliefero Background Vocals, Musician
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Strings, Musician, Group Member
Kristin Wilkinson Strings, Musician, Group Member
Love Sponge String Quartet Strings, Musician
Kirk Kelsey Musician
Nick Hoffman Banjo, Violin, Musician
Amy Owsley Background Vocals, Musician
Technical Credits
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Kristin Wilkinson String Arrangements
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
Tadpole Engineer, Digital Editing
John O'Mahoney Digital Editing
Matt Roberts Composer
Johnny K Producer, Engineer
Kirk Kelsey Engineer, Digital Editing, String Arrangements
Todd Harrell Composer
Chris Henderson Composer
Brad Arnold Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    These Guys Rock!

    I absolutely love this album... it totally rocks-- and the lyrics are amazing-- if you geta chance to see these guys live, it's so worth it... i did and they're even better in concert... but my point is buy this CD because you will not be disappointed-- my favorite is Live For Today... 3 Doors Down has exceptional vocals, instrumentals, and lyrics... they are an overall awesome band!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good... i guess

    it was ok. i liked a few songs, others i didn't really care for. it's not nearly as much rock as their older stuff. it's more pop-ish. a lot of the songs started to sound the same after awhile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Buy!

    3 Doors Down did it again! This album is a great mix of Southern Rock, with some nice ballads like "Landing in London" (which happens to be my favorite), and "Here By Me". The lyrics are deep, and they hit right home. Worth all of the money for true rock fans!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS ROCKS!!!

    I thought that Three Doors Down's new CD was excellent! It has some harder rock, but it also had a little bit more mellow stuff in it. It really made me want to dance and sing to it. I love all of their CDs but I loved this one the most!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    another great album from 3 doors down

    i love this album. it has some really great songs from 3dd. i didnt know if they could do it again, because i have consistently loved all of their albums and i thought it might be harder for them to come out with something new that was as good or better than their previous offerings but i am pleased to find that they did. i love the songs "its not me" and "landing in london". also, i want everyone to know that they are on tour now! i have already gotten to privilege to see them on this tour, in clemson, sc, and i have to say that they were great live as always. i have gotten to see them 3 times now and they rocked out on this tour. so if you get a chance and they are coming to your town definitely check them out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Ole Boys Rock...

    This album is absolutely perfect. The good ole boys from Mississippi have done it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Great CD

    3 Doors Down has done it again. As a Musician you can appreciate the lyrics that hit right home...Some fav's on this cd are "It's not me, Landing on London, Behind Those Eyes, Be Somebody, The Real Life, Father's Son, and Here by Me." Should do really well. Check it out, you WILL love it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ANOTHER GREAT CD!!!!!

    I just got this CD for Valentine's Day, and one word: WHOA!!!! This is as good as all of 3 Doors Down's other CDs. "Right Where I Belong", "My World", and "Behind Those Eyes" are my fave tracks, but in my opinion, ALL of the songs of Seventeen Days rock! So, if you already like 3 Doors Down or have an open-mind to music, then I highly recommend you get this CD: YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!!! (I sure wasn't.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    another good album for ms own 3doorsdown

    good lyrics,goodmusic,great harmony,great sound,another great album to have great success and radio play. good job guys on another great album and much success to you "3doors down" BRAD,TODD,MATT,CHRIS

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