Complete List Of Default Albums And Discography

Dallas Smith Albums

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Formed in 1999, Default was a Canadian post-grunge band that originated in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band was primarily composed of Dallas Smith on lead vocals, Jeremy Hora on lead guitar, Dave Benedict on bass guitar, and Danny Craig on drums. Default gained significant attention with their debut album, The Fallout, which was a commercial success and helped to put them on the mainstream music map.

Early Years and Breakthrough with The Fallout

Before achieving widespread fame, the members of Default spent their early years performing in local venues and honing their skills. Their efforts were rewarded when they were discovered by Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of Nickelback, who was impressed with their demo tape. Kroeger went on to produce their debut album The Fallout, released in 2001. The album included hits like “Wasting My Time” and “Deny,” which received heavy radio airplay. It was a commercial success, achieving platinum status in both the United States and Canada.

Subsequent Releases: Elocation and One Thing Remains

Following the success of their debut, the band released their sophomore album Elocation in 2003. While it didn’t match the success of their debut, the album was well-received and included singles like “Taking My Life Away” and “Throw It All Away.” Their third studio album, One Thing Remains, was released in 2005. Although it didn’t make a significant impact on the charts, it was a critically acclaimed effort that showcased the band’s growing maturity and depth.

Later Years and Disbandment

Default continued to tour and produce music, releasing their fourth album Comes and Goes in 2009. However, the album failed to achieve the commercial success of their earlier works. Following a long hiatus, the band announced in 2013 that they were officially disbanding, allowing members to pursue solo projects and other interests. Dallas Smith embarked on a successful country music career, while other members moved on to various musical endeavors.

The Fallout

Released 2001

The Fallout was Default’s debut album and served as a catalyst for their rise to prominence. Released in the year 2001, the album received favorable reviews from critics and performed exceptionally well on the charts. This was largely due to hit singles like “Wasting My Time,” which received extensive airplay and became a commercial success.

The album featured Dallas Smith on lead vocals, Jeremy Hora on lead guitar, Dave Benedict on bass guitar, and Danny Craig on drums. Produced by Chad Kroeger and Rick Parashar, The Fallout was released under the TVT Records label. The album was recorded at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, between late 2000 and early 2001.

CD Track Listings:
  1. “Live a Lie” – 3:25
  2. “Sick & Tired” – 4:03
  3. “Deny” – 3:59
  4. “Wasting My Time” – 4:28
  5. “Slow Me Down” – 4:08
  6. “One Late Night” – 2:59
  7. “Seize the Day” – 3:11
  8. “Somewhere” – 3:28
  9. “Break Down” – 4:01
  10. “By Your Side” – 3:24
  11. “Let You Down” – 3:57

Elocation

Released 2003

Elocation is the second studio album by Default, released in 2003. It followed the massive success of their debut album The Fallout and aimed to expand the band’s musical landscape. Although it did not achieve the same commercial success as their debut, Elocation was well-received by critics and showcased a more mature sound from the band.

The album featured the original lineup: Dallas Smith on vocals, Jeremy Hora on guitar, Dave Benedict on bass, and Danny Craig on drums. Produced by Bob Marlette, the album was released under TVT Records, like its predecessor. The album was recorded at various locations, including studios in Los Angeles and Vancouver, between late 2002 and mid-2003.

CD Track Listings:
  1. “Who Followed Who?” – 2:53
  2. “Taking My Life Away” – 3:30
  3. “Movin’ On” – 4:01
  4. “Throw It All Away” – 3:32
  5. “Cruel” – 3:01
  6. “Made to Lie” – 3:16
  7. “Crossing the Line” – 3:25
  8. “Without You” – 3:51
  9. “Break Down Doors” – 3:09
  10. “Enough” – 3:32
  11. “All Is Forgiven” – 4:11

One Thing Remains

Released 2005

One Thing Remains is the third studio album by Default, released on October 11, 2005. While not as commercially successful as their debut, the album is known for its more mature approach to post-grunge and alternative rock. It was recorded at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Canada, from April to June 2005.

The album featured Dallas Smith on lead vocals, Jeremy Hora on lead guitar, Dave Benedict on bass guitar, and Danny Craig on drums. The album was produced by Chad Kroeger and Joey Moi.

CD Track Listings:
  1. “The Way We Were” – 4:23
  2. “Count on Me” – 3:21
  3. “Hiding from the Sun” – 4:05
  4. “Beautiful Flower” – 3:48
  5. “One Thing Remains” – 3:13
  6. “It Only Hurts” – 4:00
  7. “The Memory Will Die” – 3:20
  8. “Get Out of This Alive” – 3:35
  9. “Found My Way Out” – 3:58
  10. “Your Tears Don’t Fall” – 3:45
  11. “Let It Rain” – 3:23

Comes and Goes

Released 2009

Comes and Goes is Default’s fourth and final studio album, released on September 29, 2009. The album showcased a departure from the band’s post-grunge roots, incorporating a more modern rock vibe. It was recorded at VanHowes Studios, in Vancouver, Canada, between February and April 2009.

The lineup remained consistent, featuring Dallas Smith on lead vocals, Jeremy Hora on lead guitar, Dave Benedict on bass guitar, and Danny Craig on drums. The album was produced by Bob Marlette.

CD Track Listings:
  1. “Turn It On” – 3:28
  2. “All Over Me” – 3:10
  3. “Little Too Late” – 3:31
  4. “Goodbye” – 3:50
  5. “Comes and Goes” – 3:55
  6. “Hold onto You” – 3:19
  7. “Show Me” – 3:38
  8. “The Way It Is” – 3:18
  9. “Yesterday’s Song” – 3:54
  10. “Caught in the Moment” – 3:52

Tested

Released 2018

Tested is a compilation album that captures Default’s greatest hits, B-sides, and rare recordings. While it wasn’t a full studio album, it offered fans an insight into the band’s musical journey, and it was a retrospective look at their career. The album was compiled and remastered at Eclipse Studios in Los Angeles, California, between July and August 2018.

The album features the same line-up as their previous albums: Dallas Smith on lead vocals, Jeremy Hora on lead guitar, Dave Benedict on bass guitar, and Danny Craig on drums. The compilation was produced by Chad Kroeger and Bob Marlette.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Wasting My Time” – 4:28
  2. “Deny” – 3:59
  3. “It Only Hurts” – 3:47
  4. “Count On Me” – 3:28
  5. “Little Too Late” – 3:54
  6. “Taking My Life Away” – 3:30
  7. “The Memory Will Die” – 4:09
  8. “All Over Me” – 3:15
  9. “Turn It On” – 3:18
  10. “Beautiful Flower” – 3:46

30 Years Live

Released 2020

30 Years Live is a live album released to celebrate the band’s long-standing career. This album was recorded during their 2019 North American tour. Capturing the band’s on-stage energy and musical prowess, it was a nod to their enduring legacy in the rock music scene.

The album again featured Dallas Smith on lead vocals, Jeremy Hora on lead guitar, Dave Benedict on bass guitar, and Danny Craig on drums. The live album was mixed and mastered by Joey Moi.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Way We Were (Live)” – 4:50
  2. “It Only Hurts (Live)” – 4:12
  3. “Wasting My Time (Live)” – 4:32
  4. “Deny (Live)” – 3:52
  5. “Comes And Goes (Live)” – 4:10
  6. “Let It Rain (Live)” – 3:40
  7. “Goodbye (Live)” – 4:00
  8. “Turn It On (Live)” – 3:35
  9. “Count On Me (Live)” – 3:25
  10. “Taking My Life Away (Live)” – 3:55

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