3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi, that formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (lead vocals, drums), Matt Roberts (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Todd Harrell (bass guitar). The band rose to international fame with their first single, “Kryptonite”, which placed in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band then signed with Republic Records and released their debut album, The Better Life, in 2000. The album was the 11th-best-selling album of the year and was certified 6x platinum in the United States. The group was later joined by drummer Richard Liles, who played during the tour for their first album. Here are all of 3 Doors Down’s albums ranked.
6. The Greatest Hits (2012)
“This is a great collection of songs. I feel a few other songs could’ve been included though. There’s nothing from ‘Time of my Life’ which I absolutely loved. I feel that at least ‘Every Time You Go’ could’ve been included even though the record wasn’t as successful as their others. The three new songs are fantastic! They rate among their best work in my opinion especially ‘Goodbyes’.
5. Seventeen Days (2005)
“I can’t listen to this album often enough. It’s a good thing it’s not vinyl…it’d be toast. Almost every track is a winner. Highly recommended.”
4. Doors Down (2008)
“Kicking off this release with one of their more in your face, fist pumping songs in “Train” and then followed by the equally poignant and moving “Citizen/Soldier”. They keep the music flowing throughout the rest of the album and with this being a collective band effort in writing and all else. You get the feeling that they really took their time with making this and it shows throughout every song.”
3. Time of My Life (2011)
“It is very rare to find an album that one enjoys listening to from start to finish but this is surely one of them! Every song is wonderfully done! The lyrics are captivating and the music is dynamically invigorating! Every song has their signature sound and the passing of time has added a pleasant new melody to their mix. Just wonderful! To put it simply, I love this album.”
2. The Better Life (2000)
“Fantastic album by a fantastic band! Saw these guys live recently, and I can safely say they’ve gotten even better with age. One of those go-to albums for when you need to throw something on to get your creative juices flowing.”
1. Away from the Sun (2002)
“Away From the Sun gives hope to the fact that there is still some quality music being produced. 3 Doors Down turns out a very heartfelt album here steeped in their trademark guitar riffs, bending harmonies and somber thoughtful lyrics that make you want to sing along. Packed full of great tunes like “Here Without You”, “Running Out of Days”, “Away from the Sun” and “When I’m Gone”. These guys belt out high quality rock that carries a distinctive sound that you can be proud to have in your collection.
~ The Best 3 Doors Down Albums Ranked ~