Seventeen Days

Common Sense Media says

3 Doors Down delivers; best for older teens.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Guitar-fueled, overwrought emotion will be appealing to many teens.


Some haunting and poetic, but disturbing, imagery.


Nothing explicit; some innuendo.


Clean enough for older teens.


Nothing obvious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of references to drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that haunting imagery accompanies messages of guilt, love, hope and redemption with a hard Southern-rock edge.

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What's the story?

On SEVENTEEN DAYS, the members of 3 Doors Down turn in appealing journeyman performances with a classic Southern-rock edge.

Is it any good?


Singing and playing are professional and powerful. Production standards are excellent, making every track crystal clear. One high point, the power ballad "Landing in London," features a vocal assist from Bob Seger on a sentimental anthem to homesick love. The band shines on medium-tempo rockers with strong guitar riffs and almost-over-the-top vocal delivery.

Maximum enjoyment of SEVENTEEN DAYS requires some suspension of disbelief, as the mood is one of consistently overwrought emotion. But there's something to be said for really well-done overwrought emotion, and these guys have it nailed. The songs are appealing and accessible, exceptionally well-delivered, and occasionally tell haunting stories with poetic sophistication. Some disturbing imagery and phrasing make this more appropriate for older teens.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the stories the songs tell and discuss their interpretations of them.

Music details

Artist:3 Doors Down
Release date:February 8, 2005
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written by3DD Fan May 15, 2014

Great album by three doors down has some brief mature content.

In the album Seventeen Days there is some mature content that makes this album only for older teens. There's very brief language: Damn, Hell. And in one song it talks about sexual rape. Though nothing to graphic or explicit is said. And there is a reference to drinking and a Mild reference to a gun.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byink January 22, 2010
Adult Written bytedlilly April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

A Masterpiece of Storytelling

This is the most underrated and one of the greatest rock albums of all time. The lyrics are thought-provoking and extremely visual, and the songs are delivered with soaring, heart-wrenching vocals. From the anger of "Right Where I Belong," to the angst of "Be Somebody," to the sadness and love of "Landing in London," and the pure despair of "Father's Son" and "Here By Me," this is one album you just can't miss. None of the sex or language is too bad; there are mild swears (damn, hell, etc.)in a couple songs, but Fathers Son is fairly graphic in sex and drug use. It is about a physically and sexually abusive man. The lyrics are filled with (as the CSM review said) overrought emotion, but aren't suicidally depressing. It is a VERY dark album, though, and I wouldn't reccomend it for anyone under 13.


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