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3 Doors Down versus Matchbox 20...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hategear, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. 3 Dorks Drown, huh? I prefer Rob Thomas and Matchbox 20.

    16 vote(s)
  2. Matchboxes are for kids, I like 3 Doors Down.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I know it's been awhile, but here's another one of my famous versus threads.

    I like MB20 better. How about you?
  2. Personally I don't like either.

    Both feature some decent musicians, but the music they put out is generally too sappy for my tastes.

    I blame the vocalists. ;)
  3. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Um, can I vote for Creed here?

    Seriously, these are bands made for MTV by Clear Channel.
  4. Creed?? Ouch, man, just ouch.

    "Kryptonite" is an awesome song, but none of 3DD's other material has really impressed me. I used to hate Rob Thomas, but he's grown on me; he certainly knows how to write a pop/rock song...MB20 are nothing special or flashy, but their songs are really good, which is my measure of a good band. Unlike so many other bands in their genre, MB20's non-single tracks are often even better than the singles! :eek:
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Choose the lesser of two evils? 3 Doors Down, I guess.:meh:
  6. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    If by 'lesser' you mean least original sounding...at least Matchbox 20's songs sound different from one another, instead of the same song written with different words...
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    both have an ugly singer

    both have a crappy singer

    that means

    both are the suck.
  8. Matchbox 20 are head and shoulders above 3 Doors Down.
  9. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I prefer MB20 (except for the Mad Season album) much more than 3DD. That said, several members of 3DD come in my store somewhat regularly, and two of them live in the same neighborhood as my mom. They are all REALLY nice guys.
  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    This is, like, sad vs. sorry. :spit:
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Wow...I like Three Doors Down. Good music. Nothing special. They aren't brave, new, innovative, bold, breaking new ground so I guess it isn't "cool" for alot of people to like them.

    Our band covers three of their songs. They are pretty popular in these parts.

  12. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN

    For the song writing
  13. kegbarnacle


    Nov 18, 2003
    I call all those bands Third Eye Tonic.
  14. I'd rather listen to Slim Whitman on Acid :D
  15. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA

    Advantages: Diversity amongst songs; lyrics could be worse.

    Disadvantages: Entirely too mellow.


    Advantages: Up-tempo style.

    Disadvantages: Almost every song begins with a minor chord arpeggio.

    Verdict: Both bands just shy of worthless.
  16. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    Matchbox is infinitely better than 3DD. I'll admit they're not the most innovative band on the planet, but "Yourself or Someone Like You" is a really good album. If nothing else, Thomas knows how to write good pop/rock songs that grow on ya pretty quickly.
  17. Boozy


    Apr 29, 2002
    Kelowna BC, Canada
    I always liked Three Doors Down... I've always considered them my sappy band or whatever.. I got bugged from some of my more "hardcore" friends at first but that didn't last long... I like 'em... on the other hand, I have never really "listened" to Matchbox 20, but if I ever hear something that impresses me by them, I will listen to more of their songs at that time.

    Either way, I voted Three Doors Down.
  18. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Man, I couldn't agree more. Every time I see Rob Thomas I think, "You're the lead singer in a popular rock band, you're a multi-millionaire and you're married to a model -- WASH YOUR HAIR!"

    I know a woman that thinks the lead singer of 3DD is "gorgeous." What?
  19. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I like both bands, but would rate 3DD a few notches above MB20.

    But then again I'm a huge fan of the Goo Goo dolls, so what do I know?:rolleyes:
  20. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    3DD, I think thier bassist is way better!
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