Empires

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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
If you only hear the instrumental techno-blast of "Saviour" from Empires, it would be easy to dismiss this London duo as a faceless electronic act. But nothing could be further from the truth at VNV Nation's performances, exemplified on their third full-length. Not only have they put together a solid album from beginning to end, they've mastered a gloomy and intense approach to contemporary dance music with melodies that are able to extend songs to five or six minutes without getting dull. Judging by its motto that "one should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret," it's clear that VNV Nation practices what it preaches. The lyrics are ripe with despair and end of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
If you only hear the instrumental techno-blast of "Saviour" from Empires, it would be easy to dismiss this London duo as a faceless electronic act. But nothing could be further from the truth at VNV Nation's performances, exemplified on their third full-length. Not only have they put together a solid album from beginning to end, they've mastered a gloomy and intense approach to contemporary dance music with melodies that are able to extend songs to five or six minutes without getting dull. Judging by its motto that "one should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret," it's clear that VNV Nation practices what it preaches. The lyrics are ripe with despair and end of the world scenarios, but that's what makes Empires so powerful.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2000
  • Label: Metropolis Records
  • UPC: 782388017022
  • Catalog Number: 80170
  • Sales rank: 34,458

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Firstlight (2:10)
  2. 2 Kingdom (5:51)
  3. 3 Rubicon (6:20)
  4. 4 Saviour (6:59)
  5. 5 Fragments (5:02)
  6. 6 Distant (3:15)
  7. 7 Standing (5:40)
  8. 8 Legion (5:11)
  9. 9 Dark Angel (5:28)
  10. 10 Arclight (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
VNV Nation Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Mark Jackson Contributor
VNV Nation Producer
Ronan Harris Contributor
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful!

    VNV Nations music, in general, is a mixture of soothing and entrancing sounds that also borderlines on dark and mysterious. "Saviour" is one of my favourites but I also recommend "Rubicon," "Standing," and "Kingdom" on this album because the songs are just wonderful to listen to, whether it be just to blast music or to dance to. As someone who loves dancing, Saviour can leave you riled up for more or leave you pooped. This London Duo has created some great music! And it's quit obvious I've fallen head over heels for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Intoxicating

    Finally electronica with balls. The themes are dark and the music draws you in. I was hooked after hearing ''Darkangel'' and then I heard ''Saviour.'' I don't dance, but I crank this album in my car...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hypnotic, a great find

    I heard ''kingdom'' in an indie video store and knew I had to buy the album. The atmosphere on this album is fascinating, dreary but hopeful at the same time ... apocalyptic? The best tracks are ''kingdom'' and ''saviour''. ''saviour'' starts out in a not so promising manner but hang in there because when the song kicks in to gear, it is incomparable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great music

    this music is mezmorizing cant stp listing

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