Friday New Releases – March 26, 2021

Can you believe March is almost over. For new releases it is as this the last one of the month and do we have a lot for you with well over 25 releases for you to check out. We cover the entire range of music I am guessing with this batch of releases. I have one that I am really excited about and another that is 20th Anniversary Edition that I am excited to explore again. Those two are first up and marked in Blue. Let me know which ones you want to hear first and what I might have missed so everyone can know about it. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the list. I hope you all have a wonderful, music-filled weekend!!!

  • A1X9sePsg1L._SS500_  Smith/Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen – (BMG Rights Mgmt): First up is Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs) and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden). What a cool combination of guitar players. These guys will battle it out on guitar and on vocals. That is enough for me. I have not heard anything yet, but I know I want to so that is why it will be first up today on my list to play.
  • 61NSwgGysiL._SX522_  3 Doors Down – The Better Life (20th Anniversary Edition) – (Republic Records): I can’t believe it has been 20 years since this release, it is insane. By far, I think their best release and it is time to celebrate with a couple of unreleased tracks and some demos. That is all I want in an anniversary release…well maybe a live show from the tour would be good.
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3 Doors Down – The Albums Ranked From Worst to First

3 Doors Down got together way back in 1996 in the wonderful state of Mississippi and finally got a record deal and they released their first album, ‘The Better Life’, in 2000.  They exploded on to the scene with the song “Kryptonite” and went on to massive success selling millions and millions of albums.  After numerous band member changes, founder Brad Arnold and Chris Henderson are the only two members left that were on every album.  But, that hasn’t impacted anything as they still sound just as strong on their 6th album as they did on their first.

I got in to the band right out of the gate.  The debut album was great rock album and for me stood out in a time when boy bands and Britney ruled the charts.  The have been labeled as a post-grunge band or alternative rock band, but for me they are a rock band.  The band has had their ups and downs throughout their career and have dealt with alcoholism, health issues, vehicular homicide for one member and somehow the band has continued thanks to Brad and Chris.

Enough chit-chat, lets get to the music as that is why you are here anyway.  Without further adieu, here the albums for 3 Doors Down ranked from their worst album to their best.  I hope you enjoy.

THE WORST – SEVENTEEN DAYS (2005):

The band’s third album was the most inconsistent album for me.  The album felt rushed, like there was a lot of filler and it just left me bored.  The album title of 17 Days is due to the fact the band only had 17 days from the end of the tour until they had to be back in the studio to record the new album.  Not much time to decompress after such a successful tour with ‘Away From the Sun’.  There were some highlights as the guitar playing was fantastic, but the songs sounded repetitive and were less than stellar. Continue reading “3 Doors Down – The Albums Ranked From Worst to First”