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Album Review

The Better Life, 3 Doors Down's debut album, positions them somewhere between radio-ready post-grunge and more aggressive alternative metal. The best songs are memorable exercises in that style, and even though the songwriting is uneven, that's often to be expected from a first record; there is at least an indication of potential here.

Customer Reviews

great album

This is a great album. A great lead into their other albums. Highly recommended. Best songs are Kryptonite & Be like that.


is a sweet song. some of the other songs on this album are ok, so you might wanna buy it, but kryptonite is a must-have

The better album

This is a good band with a good album it really works ehh


Formed: 1994 in Escatawpa, MS

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Hailing from the small town of Escatawpa, Mississippi, 3 Doors Down hit their peak in the early 2000s with a string of post-grunge singles, most notably "Kryptonite," "When I'm Gone," and the ballad "Here Without You." "Kryptonite," with its minor-key shuffle and references to Superman, was the catalyst for the band's career, generating an unprecedented buzz at a local radio station -- Biloxi's WCPR -- during the band's independent days. Such support helped make 3 Doors Down a regional favorite,...
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