One Thing Remains

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
When Vancouver hard rockers Default appeared on the post-grunge scene in 2001, they were largely dismissed as Nickelback's B-team protégés. Not without reason: Chad Kroeger produced the demos that got them signed. However, as Nickelback have drifted further into artistic and commercial irrelevance, Default have smartly moved away from that particular sound. Their third album, One Thing Remains, is completely straightforward old-school hockey-arena-sized hard rock with minimal "alternative metal" associations: most of these songs sound more like a mopey Bon Jovi than anyone else. Only the Kroeger co-write "Count on Me" really goes back to that particular well, and it's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
When Vancouver hard rockers Default appeared on the post-grunge scene in 2001, they were largely dismissed as Nickelback's B-team protégés. Not without reason: Chad Kroeger produced the demos that got them signed. However, as Nickelback have drifted further into artistic and commercial irrelevance, Default have smartly moved away from that particular sound. Their third album, One Thing Remains, is completely straightforward old-school hockey-arena-sized hard rock with minimal "alternative metal" associations: most of these songs sound more like a mopey Bon Jovi than anyone else. Only the Kroeger co-write "Count on Me" really goes back to that particular well, and it's worth noting that it's by some measure the worst song on the album. The rest of the album is fairly anonymous, but not actively bad, and some songs, like "It Only Hurts," are actually quite OK in a faceless Canadian hard rock band sort of way. Maybe Default aren't out to be this generation's Triumph, but worse fates can happen. They could be Nickelback, for example.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581606029
  • Catalog Number: 6060
  • Sales rank: 60,326

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Default Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bryan Coleman Management
Marti Frederiksen Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Bob Marlette Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Jake Davies Engineer
Chad Kroeger Composer, Producer
Default Composer
Sid Riggs Engineer, Digital Editing
Bobby Yang String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kind of Boring

    It's ok but it lacks the excitement and 'endorphin' release you get from listening to Nickelback.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rock on!

    I love this band their music is so original and the singer has such a strong voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    an awesome album

    Default's 3rd album has proved to be their best one yet. It is extremely upbeat with catchy lyrics and awesome songs. True Default fans will love this album, and if you aren't a fan yet, this album will make you one.

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    Posted August 25, 2009

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