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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

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Conclusion

Pro-social Content

Despite feeling torn, a man elects to ride out a stormy relationship on “Right Where I Belong.” “My World” challenges someone to rise above mistakes and refuse to be a victim (“There is always someone to blame for the things you do yourself/You think everything that’s going wrong is because of someone else”). Lead singer Brad Arnold chooses to “Live for Today” rather than dwell on past regrets. Similarly, “Never Will I Break” pledges to press on in the wake of broken promises. A son assures his mom that she’ll be proud of the life he carves out for himself (“Be Somebody”), while thoughts of a woman back home ease a musician’s travel fatigue (“Landing in London”). The tender ballad “Here By Me” values love above possessions as it asks an ex for a second chance. Although some reviewers are calling “Father’s Son” a dark morality tale about breaking abusive patterns ...

Objectionable Content

Families may feel uncomfortable with that cut’s obscure references to violence, alcohol and teen prostitution. “Right Where I Belong” includes a profanity and implies that a couple shares a bed (unclear marital context).

Summary Advisory

On Seventeen Days, love that isn’t lost is on life support. But relational angst aside, caveats are few and the band maintains a positive, boot-strap attitude about dealing with trials.

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Genre

Rock

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Performance

Disc debuted at No. 1

Record Label

Universal

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On Video

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Reviewer

Adam R. Holz Bob Smithouser

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