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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35

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  1. JohnD.
    May 25, 2008
    Not bad, but should be better next time.
  2. JoelW.
    Jun 11, 2008
    It's not bad, but its not good either. i really liked the better life and away from the sun was not as good but still very good. seventeen days was kinda boring and this cd seems kinda boring too. it seems like there using a lot of words to say very little and they are not as rocky as I'd like. I truly do not see them ever doing another album that even compares to their first two
  3. TomH.
    Jun 15, 2008
    I split my vote between what I would give the album (5) and against expectations (7) of how I thought this rather simplistic rock group would make more music out of the same notes. And to tell you the truth, the band did a decent job, which culminates to about 4 or 5 solid singles. But let's be serious here, it's still a band in a box.
  4. SteveO
    May 31, 2008
    These guys have always been overratted!

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. That's the ultimate irony of 3 Doors Down as they mature: try as they may to pour out their angst-ridden hearts, by riding out their success and smoothing out their music they've turned into mildly aggro background music at malls and movie theaters across the nation.
  2. Taut musicianship, well-crafted songs and potent vocals make this a landmark album in an already multiplatinum career.
  3. 40
    On their self-titled fourth album, one colon-blowing mid-tempo after another shows the strain.