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Never Been


Download links and information about Never Been by For Against. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 41:37 minutes.

Artist: For Against
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 9
Duration: 41:37
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No. Title Length
1. Sameness 5:03
2. Different Departures 5:51
3. Black Willows 3:05
4. Antidote 5:19
5. Of a Time 7:35
6. Per Se 2:03
7. Specificity 5:04
8. The Tenebrists 2:29
9. You Fade 5:08



For Against's ninth overall album follows hot on the heels of their eighth, a mere year separating Shade Side Sunny Side from Never Been. It's as good a sign as any that the previous album's reunion of bassist/lead figure Jeffrey Runnings and guitarist Harry Dingman III had put striking new life into the stalwart act, but the honest shock is the sheer power and emotion generated by Never Been. If Shade Side was an assured return to the power of the band's earliest days, Never Been might even be stronger yet, an album tracing an arc from the rich guitar sonics and portrayal of emotional brinksmanship that opens the album with "Sameness" to the shockingly powerful, desolate conclusion "You Fade." The latter instantly ranks as one of the band's best songs yet written and performed, Runnings' still strong, beautifully sad voice tracing the end of a personal connection over a slow, desolate and bass-led arrangement with Dingman's guitar textures hanging in the background like angry ghosts. Practically song for song in between, For Against hit a perfect string of performances that only rivals December for consistency, but crucially isn't just that album part two — in hearing how Runnings experiments with his voice on the harmonies on "Different Departures" or the dramatic blend of piano and guitar on "Antidote" or the slow, repeated conclusion "I'm the only one who knows" on "Of a Time," to name just three examples, is to hear a band that isn't simply interested in re-creation of the past. Whether it's the brisk, solid work of new drummer Nicholas Buller who has inspired the trio to new heights, or simply the result of the key partnership moving beyond the novelty of their reunion to fully embrace where they're at now, no complaints can be offered — For Against having gone from being seen as earnest U.K. post-punk copyists to having their own distinct place in the overall history of that music, the sense is one of perfect assurance in their abilities.