on 11 May 2003
I'm not usually one to buy an album on hearing one track, but when i heard 'Kyrptonite', i totally fell in love with Brad Arnold's voice and the guitar riffs which followed. Many albums you grow to like on hearing time an time again, but from 'When I'm Gone' through to 'Kryptonite' and another two bonus tracks, i was stunned. The lyrics aren't meaningless and durgy like many other bands, they do tell a story an they do get you thinking. What more can i say. It's amazing. Totally amazing. You'd be stupid not to buy it. What are you still sat there for. BUY IT!
on 10 February 2003
this is the second full release for this band, and is the follow up to the hugely successful "the better life", and at the first listen it is a bit of a letdown. where "the better life" had the immediatley catchy tunes, the kind of tunes that stick in your head, but dont get annoying and it had a classic song in the form of "be like that." "away from the sun" however, is a lot more of a grower. At first it dosnt seem to live up to expectations. after a few listens though you can begin to see, or hear, the deeper side to this album. "the better life" woz an album about the difficulty of life, and asking if its worth it, and from the first listen this seems like the same again. but actually it is an album of hope, and even love. the lyrics have true meaning and show light at the end of the tunnel, even if some are more depressing. the title track, for example is about depression and darkness. but then in songs like "i feel you" you can see hope in this mans life.
after a few more listens you realize that this is just as good as the first album, if not better, but it is difficult to compare. they both have the catchy guitar riffs, and the meaningful lyrics and the stunning vocals. but each has a seperate meaning and this album is brilliant in its own right.
i reccomend you buy this album after listeing to the first release to see the full power of hope in the songs.
great band, awesome album
on 19 March 2003
I have listened to this album 3 times since the purchase 2 days ago and am in heaven... Lyrics superb, sound great... Nothing else I can personally want from an album apart from more tracks. Away from the sun and The road i'm on are great tracks getting harder the further you go, great album... Buy it!
on 15 November 2003
This album is one of the greatest albums in history, and is only beaten by Its preveoulsy album, The Better Life. Away from the sun, has what it need to be. Hard smashing rock, soft rock, great lyrics, stunning music.
on 29 April 2003
If you loved the first album, you'll like this. More tracks of the simular lines as the first album, but more developed. Bbut the one thing that gets me is the fact that they don't use their vocals to the full extent. The loud, mixed vocals are what makes them stand out from other bands, and it's just not there!
But still, it's a good listen!
on 23 April 2003
Alright, we all agree that the first album (The better life) was absolutely amazing. And while this album is good (theres no denying it) the one sound that made three doors down unique is not so prevalent in this album. The unique vocals of three doors down, the sound that made you sit up and take notice of this new band, are just not here.
But, having said that, it's still a good album, but is no more special, or stands out, from other alternative rock albums!
So, buy it! good listening, but don't expect too much!