Being a huge fan of Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Stroke 9 etc. in my mind 3 Doors Down are a very strong contribution to this American-But-Unknown-In-Britian-Rock scene. The heavy guitars mixed with great lyrics and beautiful songs make this album a real must have. Here are some of the tracks that really stand out for me:
1) When I'm Gone: A great opener, and for me one of the stand-out tracks. Powerful and full of those 3 Doors Down great guitar riffs, garenteed to make you sing along.
2) Away From The Sun: Another stand-out for me, and also the first ballad of the CD. Amazing lyrics and the music make this track full of feeling, and my second favourite on the album.
3) The Road I'm On: This track starts out quite slow, and then builds up throughout, making it very different to all the other tracks on the album. Another great song.
6) Without a doubt, the highlight of the album. A beautiful ballad that'll have you reaching for this CD again and again. Truly spectacular. If nothing else, buy the album for this.
10) Going Down In Flames: A great rock track that'll have you jumping round to the chorus and yelling "I'm falling into this agaaaaain!". 3 Doors Down at their best!
True, that it can be said that the group's first album "The Better Life" was prehaps slightly better, due to the awesome "Kryptonite" and "Be Like That". This album is in no way lacking. I can sum it up in 3 words: Here Without You.