Default is a Canadian rock band formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1999. Since forming, the band has released four albums and has sold more than a million records. The majority of their fan base is in Canada, but they had brief mainstream success in the United States with the release of their hit single “Wasting My Time”. The group disbanded in 2013 after a hiatus following the release of their fourth album, and lead singer Dallas Smith pursued a country music solo career. In 2018, Default announced that they were back together. The band also announced a tour in support of Stone Temple Pilots and Seether, and a co-headline tour with Ages of Days. Between 1996 and 2016, Default was among the top 150 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 50 selling Canadian bands in Canada. Here are all of Default’s albums ranked.
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4. Comes and Goes (2009)
Comes and Goes is the fourth studio album by Canadian hard rock band Default. It was released on September 29, 2009, in Canada and internationally on October 26, 2010. The band has released four singles from the album: “All Over Me”, “Little Too Late”, “Turn It On”, and “Supposed to Be”, all released exclusively in Canada. The music video for “All Over Me” was released on September 21, 2009. Comes and Goes debuted at No. 137 on the Billboard 200 chart.
3. Elocation (2003)
Elocation is the second studio album by Canadian hard rock band Default. It was released on November 11, 2003, by TVT Records. The album spawned three singles, including the song “(Taking My) Life Away”, which aired on Muzak’s Power Rock station. This album failed to match the success of their debut, but is the band’s second most commercially successful album being certified Gold in Canada. The final track, an acoustic version of “Let You Down,” originally appeared on their previous album.
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2. The Fallout (2001)
The Fallout is the debut studio album of Default. Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Nickelback, contributed to the album’s production and co-wrote six of its songs including its second single. With two hit singles, The Fallout is widely considered Default’s best work and was their biggest commercial success, gaining platinum certification in the United States. The song “Wasting My Time” received much airplay throughout 2001 and 2002. The second single, “Deny”, was featured on the soundtrack of the popular NHL 2003 game by EA Sports and also received a great deal of air time, helping launch Default into the mainstream of Canadian rock. A special edition of this CD, alongside a DVD, included the bonus track “Blind” and acoustic versions of the lead singles “Deny” and “Wasting My Time”. An acoustic version of the final track, “Let You Down”, also served as the final track to Default’s sophomore effort, Elocation.
1. One Thing Remains (2005)
One Thing Remains is the third studio album of Default. It was released on October 11, 2005. The album features a more straightforward hard rock sound than the band’s previous work, downplaying their characteristic alternative metal elements. “The Memory Will Never Die” was used as one of the theme songs of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) event WrestleMania 23 and WWE’s Tribute to the Troops. The album produced three singles, including “Count on Me”, which reached number one on the Canadian rock airplay chart and the top 40 on both the Mainstream and Alternative rock charts in the United States. The original demo version of “The Way We Were” was first recorded with Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes as its producer but later re-recorded for the album.