Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The 11 Best Song By Assemblage 23

Stumbling upon a new a great band that's been out there for years is like discovering a pot of gold in your backyard. I am a huge Depeche Mode fan...and have loved much of the dark brooding 80s electronic resurgence. But only recently have I discovered a band called Assemblage 23, who is now going on fifteen years strong. When I try to describe them to my friends, I call them an "angry Depeche Mode." But despite some harder industrial tones...this band is making some of the best electronic ballads I've ever heard. It's good to hear that this band has a rabid following of devoted fans that would put Fall Out Boy fans to shame...but I would love to see Tom Shear (Assemblage 23's only member) to finally get the respect he deserves. All I can say...if you love Mode...then they're worth a listen.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By Assemblage 23:

1. Dirt (Binary EP)
2. Cocoon (Defiance)
3. Damaged (Meta)
4. Human (Storm)
5. Drive (Defiance)
6. Madman's Dream (Meta)
7. I Am The Rain (Failure)
8. Skin (Storm)
9. Love My Way (Early, Rare, Unreleased v2)
10. You Haven't Earned It (Storm)
11. Opened (Defiance)

Buy Assemblage 23's new album, Compass now.


Anonymous said...

I would add "darkflow" from Bruise to this, as well.

Anonymous said...

Lacking is the older catalogue, which was his strongest. His new albums are only just beginning to catch up to his old ones in terms of quality music, even if they shine brightest in terms of production.

Herein lie the best picks for A23 as listed by someone who has enjoyed for over 10 years:


Anonymous said...

Cocoon. Cocoon! Ahhh, it takes my hand, just to drag me down.

darron ferguson said...

Good choice but wheres Ghosts, ans Blindhammer..fantastic songs, keep up the good work :-)

Danny Starkiller said...

Yea im a long time a23 fan, id prolly say (in no order) human (storm), drive (defiance), naked (failure), ground (storm), mary behind the counter (b sides), decades (meta), let the winds erase me (storm), disappoint (failure), document (defiance), cocoon (defiance), and regret (storm). Of course, all of his songs are good, but I agree with the anonymous comment, the old stuff is better. Future pop had its time to shine, but its not as interesting as it was in the late 90s/early 2000s.