Action/Reaction

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Review Text The first Canadian punk band to land a major-label deal, the Diodes played a clean, pop-based sound even as new wave was a few years off from becoming a real movement. Action/Reaction was the band's third album, their first for Orient/RCA, and the last full-length effort before the band's eventual collapse. Like previous releases, the band worked from an inner bassline hook, with a leaning toward Paul Robinson's crisp, swaying drawl and a Stooges-inspired voodoo din, but the stress on repeated choruses, sluggish beats, and a gaping hole where the smallest electronic element -- such as the warbling keyboard in the single "Strange Time" -- could've sealed everything tight ultimately proved self-defeating. While music scholars were given a lot of material to connect the dots with, Action/Reaction suggested a band of rare sonic insights and a career glorified by a rose-tinted reputation. ~ Dean Carlson

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. City of the Dead - 4:52
  2. 2. Everything I Am - 3:10
  3. 3. Rock It Over and Under - 4:22
  4. 4. That Was the Way It Was - 4:45
  5. 5. Action/Reaction - 3:17
  6. 6. Edge of Darkness - 3:09
  7. 7. Catwalker - 4:30
  8. 8. Polaroid - 3:37
  9. 9. Strange Time - 3:54
  10. 10. Survivors - 3:53
  11. 11. Ghost Story - 3:13
  12. 12. Heat or the Beat - 5:38
  13. 13. Catwalker - 4:55
  14. 14. Spanish Main - 4:31
  15. 15. Play with Fire - 5:27

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1/17/12 

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