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Defiance

15 Sep 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 28 Oct 2002
  • Label: Accession Records
  • Copyright: 2002 Accession Records
  • Total Length: 55:24
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  • ASIN: B003RY7VS0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,199 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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i was both surprised and excited when i realised that a23s latest offering "defiance" was out late last year because its only been about 18 months since a23 released "failure" which in my opinion was the best album released by anyone in 2001!for anyone who isnt familiar with a23,the best way to describe their music is hard,melodic,depressing and exellent synthpop,very much in the vein of the british alternative electronic gods "vnv nation"and consists of one man "tom shear"for other fans of a23 you can expect pretty much the same mixture of hard beats,exellent vocals,inventive,intelligent lyrics and best of all the most melodic and brilliant darkwave/synthpop album released last year! but it seems somethings missing it seems since "failure" tom has gone all positive on us,proberly the reason i love "failure" so much is because it was driven by negativity and by toms personal loss of his father taking his own life and by listening to "failure" you really can feel the anger,frustration and sadness which make it such a special album."defiance" though is alot more positive and bright in outlook which in a way is exellent because it shows that even when your down you can allways try and pick yourself up,dont get me wrong "defiance"is no party album it has alot of classic a23 slash your wrists numbers and is still very dark and powerful,"defiance" is a good,in fact a brilliant synthpop album its just not as good as "failure"
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assemblage 23's "defiance" for me was the most eagerly awaited release of last year,although i was excited,on the other hand i felt nervous,how could a23 improve on their last release "failure"? the truth is they cant,but what they have done is created another exellent album which sits along side covenants "northern light" as the best synthpop/ebm/futurepop album of last year!for those of you who are not familiar with a23,it is the one vision of canadian "tom shear" who is responsible for everything in a23,he produces,dark,downtempo,midpaced,upbeat,incredible synthpop with the most imaginative and intelligent lyrics,that make you think,cry and understand.most of the songs on "defiance" and all the other a23's albums seem to reflect "tom shears" life and his way of thinking at the time he writes the albums "failure" for example was a album dripping with realism and negativity because of the personal loss in his life,"defiance"on the other hand seems a bit more positive in outlook hence the term "defiance".i wont lie assemblage 23 are a very personal band,and to the average person would be extremly deppressing and difficult to get into but to me a23 is a band that will stand the test of time and "defiance" will allways be a brilliant synthpop album. reccomended to anyone into "depeche mode" and "vnv nation"
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By A Customer on 12 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
After the downcast pessimism, depression, rage and frustration that permeated Tom Shear's previous album Failure, Defiance sees him in a more, er, defiant mood. Unfortunately the result is a sound that has lost its edge, succumbing to a cruise-control blandness on too many tracks. Despite this there are some bright spots here and there; closing track Lullaby is lumbered with slightly cheesy lyrics but it's hard not to not to feel uplifted by the delicate melody and general sentiment.
Defiance is a rather unremarkable album as a whole. Not a great deal has changed in terms of style between this and Failure, but something crucial is missing in the songs. If you're looking for some accessible EBM that won't scare, depress or overly enthrall you, then this album is well worth a shot.
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