08 June 2008

MM Vol 2 - 132 - Default


MM Vol 2 #132

Default

"Sick & Tired"

(2001)
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Genre:Alt Rock
art by torraliese
You have to understand, when I do a Mellow Mix volume I usually get the best songs from a certain artist's latest album. Take Default for example, from that album I found, Oh I don't know, 4 to 6 songs that are usually... listenable. After sifting through the good and the shit, or to put it a better way, the ones that make it and the ones (that are generally OK) make it to the next Mellow Mix Volume sadly as a FILLER.
Sometimes the filler is more important than what I select and that has happened but not often. Default made Number 4 in Mellow Mix 1 and to be blunt ... deservedly so!
Default are not critically loved by the experts but I beg to differ... but then again, Im not an paid expert am I?
Got a comb bro?
Default is a Canadian post-grunge/alternative rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since forming in 1999 they have released three albums, and have sold more than a million records. The majority of their fan base is in Canada, but they gained popularity in the United States for their hit singles "Wasting My Time" and "Deny". The band was discovered by Chad Kroeger, the vocalist of Nickelback (also a Canadian post-grunge/alternative rock band), when their demo tape caught his attention. Kroeger subsequently lent support and production assistance to their first and second albums. Default's debut album The Fallout achieved instant success due to strong radio play of "Wasting My Time" and "Deny". In 2002 Default won the Juno Award for "Best New Group". On April 30, 2003 the record achieved a platinum album RIAA certification, signifying a million records sold.
Canada & NZ are a match
Follow-up albums Elocation (2003) and One Thing Remains (2005) failed to gain the same amount of popularity in the United States as their first album, however they did solidify their popularity in Canada. Elocation was most successful for their hit single "(Taking My) Life Away" which was played extensively on the radio and television in Canada. Their second single from "Elocation" was "Throw It All Away", which was then followed by "All She Wrote". Elocation was subsequently nominated "Best Rock Album of the Year" at the 2005 Juno Awards. The single "Count On Me" from their third album, One Thing Remains, was a hit on Canadian radio stations before the album was even released. Default's hit single "Deny" was featured in the video and computer game NHL 2003 by EA Sports. Their song "The Memory Will Never Die" was also used as as a secondary theme song for WWE's WrestleMania 23. According to Default's blog on their official website, the band was originally hoping to have their fourth album finished and ready to be released by the summer/early fall of 2007, but the date was postponed. The album is currently finished but is being mastered. It is to be titled "Still Standing", and two tracks off of this new album are "Little Too Late" and "Goodbye". [Source:Wikipedia]
For more Default visit Mellow Mix 1 #004
For Nickelback visit Mellow Mix Volume 1 #034 & #057
This song has a crowbarred rating of 55.7 out of 108

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