Three Days Grace

Common Sense Media says

A decent effort, but you've heard it all before!





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Not much in way of positive messages.

Positive role models

Not a lot of role model behavior here.


A gun reference or two.


Some innuendo, nothing explicit.


A few "colorful" words here and there.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some drinking references.

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.

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Kids say

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.

Families can talk 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

Artist:Three Days Grace
Release date:July 22, 2004
Label:Jive Records
Genre:Indie Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written bygunman202 April 12, 2009

Best Band Ever

Well I own this album and their latest one one-x. And i have their concert dvd. I guess you could say these guys are my favorite band. The music is really good for teens and pre-teens. Yes there is some foul language and Drug refrences but nothing to heavy. Mostly in their biggist hit on the from the song "I Hate Everything About You" there is a quote "after every hit we take". But that it and nothing major. My advice is if your child askes you to buy this album you can let him or her.
Teen, 13 years old Written byMusicFan21 July 29, 2010


This review is extremely biased, the whole point of this site is to give and unbiased REVIEW of this album. Write truthfully, that yes they do swear, but there is no need to write that THese guys say its ookay to be REALLY boring So, Kathy, next time you write a review, make it a review, we do not need to hear you're opinion on this band.
Teen, 14 years old Written bythefearofmany February 17, 2010
god what a boring and negative review this musics not boring whoever reviewed this has no feeling and understanding of lyrics maybe someone can relate to one of the songs like home or i hate every thing about you come on how about you common sense should review 3dgs other newer albums like one-x and life starts now and have a diferent person thats not so negative review it
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models


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