It features a great roll of drums and a memorable guitar riff with the fantastic vocals of front man Brad Arnold bringing it all together!
A memorable likeable outstanding song! This song brings back the old music of post- grunge with heavy riffs, deep lyrics and an unforgettable tune! This song is simply fantastic in all terms of it's aspects and sounds! It features amazing carries in guitar, drums, lyrics and all through and through! Needless to say, this is one of my favorites of this album! I love the beginning to this song! It starts off with a a smooth calmer tune with gentle riffs of the bass and guitar then swiftly alternates to a harder rock feel!
This song is great! Though it can be a song I listen to less often. It's not so captivating to me, it may be a song I listen to about once or twice a week. Not very high for someone who listens to music as much as I do!
This one has a fantastic beginning! It's almost hypnotic while also being the sense of Grunge and it works well to carry on through. It's an amazing song! It still holds the roots of both genres but incorporates a slower paced song with sophisticated lyrics. This song for me is an 8 because I think it can be a little on the slow side and throws off the theme of the album a bit. I means if the song before was a little more like this one I think I'd be more mentally prepared to hear the change up.
The lyrics in this song are pretty much about living your own life, feelings, and learning along the way. The music is nice with good drumming, but the song mainly focuses on the lyrics, making it one of the catchiest songs lyrically on the album. Better Life The title track without the first word the. This is deffently the best song on the album musically. The bass mainly follows the guitar, but is still excellent and the drums are the best in my opinion on the album.
The lyrics are good, but not Brads best. This is the song on the album save Be Like That. Again, personally 5 star song, but once again dont want to be to biased. Down Poison A really great, heavy intro tricked me into thinking the first time I listened to this that this would be a heavy song, but slows down quickly.
The song gets heavy with the bass sometimes, but the inclusion of the acoustic guitar can get annoying.
Drums are average and electric guitar is nice. The lyrics are great and I really how Brad sings the entire song. The outro gets heavy out of nowhere and is really awesome with the bass and drums. By My Side Another heavy intro with some of the best guitar and bass work Ive heard on this album throughout the song. The drumming holds everything in place well along with the bass on the verse and pre-chorus.
Brad sings the song very well and the first guitar solo is really good, but seems a little out of place to me. If the song was longer it would have been better and the second one is nice and quick, but there is no need for it. The song goes out well fading. Smack The shortest song, while nice and heavy the songs seems boring to me and the ending isnt that good.
The instruments are good, but nothing really stands out. The lyrics I thought werent to good. I almost want to say that the band tried to make a punk love song, but fail miserably at it. I would have to call the song the runt of the album. Since the band at the time of the recording of the album only consisted of four members, played singer Brad Arnold, who makes its appearance on the following albums exclusively as a singer, the drums.
For the subsequent tour, the band engaged with Richard Liles a drummer, so that the singer could completely focus on his "instrument ". While 3 Doors Down on their following works focused on collaborative songwriting, all texts were written in The Better Life by Brad Arnold, with Kryptonite and Loser are even two songs written entirely by Arnold included.
In , the group founded a charity for disadvantaged children, who named it after this album. The album was released over the years in several different versions. In Australia, appeared on 19 June a first double CD version, which includes on the second disc next to the video for Loser and Duck and Run these songs:. On 20 November the deluxe edition, which contains on a second CD, a live concert was released.
The bonus CD contains the following songs:. In this issue, therefore, is not the actual album. With their debut single the band succeeded promptly breakthrough.
Most importantly, they discussed their new album Time of my Life , and what made the album different from the past albums they have recorded.
When asked the question, "What has influenced the work of 3 Doors Down the most? I hope they do identify with these songs, and I hope that everybody takes away something from these songs".
The following question was, "What makes your latest album different from your previous work? I think our experience helped a lot with reaching our goal, and this album exemplifies the whole statement of having the time of our lives".
Chris Henderson, in an interview with Entertainment Focus on July 27, , discussed the band's new album. When asked "What can we expect from it? We're not going to come out left field in the jazz fusion record, you know? We're not going to do a blues record. We're a rock band. Reviews for Time of My Life were generally mixed.
On Metacritic , the album received a score of 49 based on four reviews. The album debuted at No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved July 17, Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 10, Retrieved July 27, Retrieved October 29, Alternative Addiction. Retrieved November 4,Feb 08, · The 3-Doors Down "The Better Life" album is one to own; it is loaded with excellence, it jams and the vinyl quality and sound snaps exceptionally well. Shipping was excellent, secured with ample packing bubble bags. CONS: My only con for this album is lotsa wasted vinyl/5().