Three Days Grace (album)

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Three Days Grace
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 22, 2003
RecordedJanuary–April 2003
Studio
Genre
Length44:02
Label Jive
Producer Gavin Brown
Three Days Grace chronology
Wave of Popular Feeling
(1995)
Three Days Grace
(2003)
One-X
(2006)
Singles from Three Days Grace
  1. "I Hate Everything About You"
    Released: April 28, 2003
  2. "Just Like You"
    Released: March 29, 2004
  3. "Home"
    Released: October 4, 2004
  4. "Wake Up"
    Released: January 10, 2005 [4]

Three Days Grace is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Three Days Grace, released on July 22, 2003 through Jive Records. It was the band's only album as a trio, and also under Bertelsmann Music Group.

Contents

Background

Prior to being named Three Days Grace, the band was known as Groundswell. Three Days Grace garnered the attention of many record labels after the release of their demo, largely due to the song, "I Hate Everything About You". Eventually, Three Days Grace signed with Jive, and began recording their debut album in Massachusetts. The single "I Hate Everything About You" was released in promotion for the album. [5] In its first week sales, it sold no more than 34,000 copies. [6] The album sold 356,000 copies in the US by 2004 and in 2006, it sold over 1.2 million copies. [7] [8] [9] The album also sold 5,000 copies in its first week in Canada. [10] According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has since sold over 335,000 units in Canada. [11] To support the album, the band went on tour in 2004 called the "Three Days Grace World Tour". [12] The group also supported Nickelback on "The Long Road Tour" in 2003, Evanescence on a North American tour and Hoobastank on the "Let it Out Tour" in 2004. [13] [14] [15]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [1]
IGN Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [16]
Spin D [17]
The Village Voice Rating-Christgau-dud.svg [18]

The album was met with positive reviews from most music critics. Heather Phares of AllMusic gave the album a positive review, saying, "Although this debut is a little uneven, it's also promising. Three Days Grace are definitely one of the most accessible alt-metal bands of the 2000s; they just need to add some more distinctiveness to their sound." [1] In another positive review, Sputnikmusic said, "this is a very good debut CD from this band, there are very few flaws, and the music is all very good and it's great to listen to. Looking ahead, I see only good things for this band...although, with only one CD under their belts, it's too early to tell." [19] Dave Doray of IGN gave another positive review, saying, "almost every single song from the Three Days Grace track list is heavy and catchy, with chewy chunks of assurance and fury thrown in for added measure." [16]

Accolades

The album has been certified platinum in Canada [20] and 2× Platinum in the US. [21] The lead single "I Hate Everything About You" was nominated for "Best Rock Video" and "People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Group" at the 2004 MuchMusic Video Awards. [22] Producer Gavin Brown won "Producer of the Year" for the song at the 2004 Juno Awards. [23]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Three Days Grace and Gavin Brown except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Burn" 4:27
2."Just Like You" 3:08
3."I Hate Everything About You" 3:51
4."Home"
4:21
5."Scared"
  • Three Days Grace
  • Brown
  • Matt Walst
3:13
6."Let You Down"
  • Three Days Grace
  • Brown
  • Walst
3:46
7."Now or Never" 3:00
8."Born Like This" 3:33
9."Drown" 3:28
10."Wake Up"
  • Three Days Grace
  • Brown
  • Wilcox
3:25
11."Take Me Under" 4:20
12."Overrated" 3:30
Total length:44:02
Target and Japanese bonus track
No.TitleLength
13."Are You Ready"2:44
Total length:46:46
iTunes and deluxe edition [24]
No.TitleLength
13."I Hate Everything About You" (live acoustic version)3:59
14."Are You Ready"2:46
15."Drown" (live acoustic version)4:05
Total length:54:49

Personnel

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. [25]

Chart positions

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) [20] Platinum100,000^
United States (RIAA) [21] 2× Platinum2,000,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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