Sound — 9
Once again, the boys from 3 Doors Down deliver superb quality sound on this CD. The CD has a perfect balance between the guitars, drums, and vocals with no instrument overpowering another. This CD was written in a cabin in Franklin, TN and you can the guys were able to reconnect and really put out a solid effort. They are having fun and it evident by the quality of the music.
Lyrics — 10
Brad Arnold is one of those lyricist who always dig deep into their inner soul to write. He is exposes his struggles of his marriage falling apart and the every day struggle we all face with. Now throw in Brads haunting and unique vocals and the lyrics merge together into an excellent combination that drives you to listen to the words he is singing about. That is a rare trait and this band has mastered it.
Overall Impression — 10
3 Doors Down self titled album might just actually be the bands best effort yet. It is definitely the best album period to date in 2008. Heartfelt, honest, fun, and just a flat-out kickass album. 3DD shows why they are one of the number touring acts in the country and leaps and bounds above most of the competition. Unlike most albums I can listen to this entire CD straight through. There honestly is not one bad song on this entire CD. My personal favs on this CD are Runaway (Track 10), It's the Only One You Got (Track 6), Train (Track 1) and of course It's Not My Time (Track 3). Runaway is far and away my favorite song on the CD. You press play in your car and you just want to drive off into the sunset and literally do as the song says. Great tempo and fun to sing along to. Trust me, don't download this CD illegally because the album's quality is so solid on the sound side alone that you will really miss out if download it, even from Itunes. I got it off Itunes and the actually CD and the CD is just the way to go. So do yourself a favor and go get it now!