A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
Once again, the five Mississippi rockers in 3 Doors Down have come up with a lush and powerful collection of rock anthems that revolve around the themes of living your dreams and being yourself. The first single, "It's Not My Time," expresses the intention to fight a downward spin with "This could be the end of me and everything I know/but it's not my time/and I'm not goin.'" Whether applied to a relationship, a math class, or even a life, it's a message worth noting. Thoughtful teens may also respond to the uplifting nudge on "It's the Only One You've Got," a song about making the most of life, no matter what.
Is it any good?
As on their other CDs, 3 Doors Down maintain a mood of overwrought emotion; if you like your rock 'n' roll with a touch of whimsy, you won't find it here. But their performances are consistently excellent, and self-serious teens looking for an appropriately intense soundtrack to their lives could do a lot worse.