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Time of My Life

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August 30, 2011

On their 2000 debut, The Better Life, these Mississ ippi boys were the Last Southern Rock Band: They played slick, heroic neo-grunge for the Clear Channel era, where all regions melted into one long Nickelback impression. They're still clinging to that anthemic plod. "What I am is what I want/And I'll be this way till I'm dead and gone," frontman Brad Arnold sings. And in a bygone time of rock-radio hegemony, the beleaguered crunch of "When You're Young" would be worth another 5 million copies sold.

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