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The Better Life

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The Better Life

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B-

The Better Life, the debut from the Escatawpa, Miss., foursome 3 Doors Down, has a rousing-yet-sensitive single, ”Kryptonite” (”If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?”), climbing the charts — and it’s the best track here. Mostly, Life shows the boys have assiduously studied the Metallica/Pearl Jam/Creed oeuvres. At its swaggering best, Life crackles with energy and crowd-pleasing choruses. But more often, it’s power rock by the numbers. B-

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