The Kids are Alright: Seventh Grader Reviews the New 3 Doors Down

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[The latest in our weeklong series of middle-schoolers weighing in on recent albums.] 3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down www.3doorsdown.com

If you’ve heard of 3 Doors Down, then you probably know they have a new album. It’s called 3 Doors Down and out of the whole CD, it’s very difficult to pick a favorite song; there were some that really made me cry. When you listen to the CD it can really make you think about the old days and how it was really easy back then, how all you had to do was to believe in something and then work towards that goal, and because of that I would recommend this CD to every teen.

If you listen to alternative rock - Nickelback, Hinder, Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance, for example - then you’ll probably like this, as it’s a mixture of all of those songs. The songs are soft but still rocking.

The saddest song is definitely track 11, “When It’s Over.” It’s sad because, even though it rocks, it gives you those feelings of uncertainty and confusion (like Three Days Grace). It gave me memories of my boyfriend, and was kind of sad and depressing.

As a band, all of them were really good on this song and made the song awesome! It’s probably more a girl song than a boy song, though, because it talks about who’s going to be there to protect a girl from everything.

The lamest song was track 10, “Runaway.” It starts out all soft and stuff, but then thank goodness for the drummer and the guitarist because they were loud and rocked, even though the singer tried to ruin it. They sounded kind of like Two Killers here.

“Citizen/Soldier” and “It’s Not My Time” were also good. “Citizen/Soldier” is about soldiers saving people, and starts with some cool ancient or Indian music before it turns to rock. “It’s Not My Time” was no surprise. Those who listen to 96.5 on the radio will probably recognize the song. The beat is all rock and talks about dreams and love and how we won’t leave it behind.

If you’re a fan of 3 Doors Down, you should check out their new album. And if you’re not a fan, it still doesn’t hurt to check out new things. - Linda Medina

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