Review: 3 – The Ghost You Gave to Me



On their sixth album, 3 don’t offer any surprises. Which, for this gaggle of overachievers, means melodic ’80s-style hard rock, calypso beats, and technical prog–all within the first song. This album should get the band past the Coheed and Cambria comparisons that follow them around: The Ghost You Gave to Me has chops and memorable songs galore, as highlight tunes “High Times” and “Pretty” prove, all of which go to define 3’s distinct identity. Despite the vibe getting dark at times, the record is also jubilant, as if 3 are happy to have finally reached the perfect (and perfectly perplexing) middle ground between ambitious lonely-guy prog songwriting and ballsy rockin’ good times. GREG PRATT

Check out “Numbers” off The Ghost You Gave Me below:

  • Cheech

    i hate when reviewers and people mention coheed and cambria in EVERY 3 review. 3 came BEFORE coheed…..

  • Dale Sweigert

    numbers is great, but “the ghost you gave to me” is a fuckin masterpiece of a song. the guitar work in the first 3 minutes is better than anything any band has done in the last 3 years.