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Three Days Grace

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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A decent effort, but you've heard it all before!

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 73 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Not much in way of positive messages.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Not a lot of role model behavior here.


A gun reference or two.


Some innuendo, nothing explicit.


A few "colorful" words here and there.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some drinking references.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Three Days Grace sounds like a retread of other, better bands. The performances are good but not great. There's some swearing, a few lines about drinking, and a gun reference or two.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byPlague March 4, 2010

Three Days Grace

This album is awesome. "Just like you" is an amazing song.
Parent of a 2, 10, 14, and 17 year old Written bySystemOfANintendo December 13, 2010


This is a fantastic album. The reviewer must have switched around an accurate review for Justin Beaver with an accurate review for Three Days Grace. It doesn... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written by482723s September 24, 2009

Kathi Goldmark has no idea what she is talking about.

Its a great album great band Kathi Goldmarks review should be taken down her review has nothing to do with it content she pretty much just says says she doesn... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byPoppyTop June 14, 2015

TDG is the best band ever!

Screw however wrote this review! They are just biased who have been brainwashed by the typical pop crap on the radio today! This band saved my life. They make m... Continue reading

What's the story?

Overwrought and unoriginal, THREE DAYS GRACE has little going for it. The lackluster lyrics, uninspired guitar solos, tedious rhythm section, and easy-to-define influences leave little new or exciting. There's nothing inherently wrong with paying tribute to your favorite artists, but the danger comes when a band brings nothing new to the table. This self-titled debut effort screams \"Hey, we're a bad Soundgarden/Black Sabbath tribute band,\" not \"We love the old stuff, and we're also adding a little something of our own.\" Ultimately, this makes all the difference.

Is it any good?

The songs' lyrics are examples of lackluster writing. "We have no use for the truth/Now's the time for us to lose/Who we are and how we've tried/Taking every step in stride" is just one of many instances of blah lyrics. But the worst thing about Three Days Grace is that it's just plain boring. Fans deserve better.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of maintaining a spark of originality. How can you set yourself apart from those who've influenced you?

  • If you're a fan of the band, what do you like about them?

Music details

For kids who love teen music

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