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|1.5 very poor||Matthaios | November 8th 13|
These guys were favourites of mine when I was younger, but once I heard "Straight Lines" and the rest of the release, almost all my appreciation for them had vanished out the window. This was truly selling out and it reflected negatively on not just myself but many others who love or loved all of their previous albums.
|2.0 poor||progmetal77 | May 28th 11|
maybe im not hearing what every one else is, while this album seems like it would be good for some reason it just sounded terrible to me. i could go into details, but simply put i just didnt enjoy this album at all.
|3.5 great||laterenima | September 9th 09|
theyve moved into a more progressive territory, and for an australian band who started out as a hard rock nirvana-esque ring to it, to take this transformation and master it is something unheard of.
|1.0 awful||JaCkO17 | July 22nd 09|
What A God Awful Album! Sorry if your a fan of 'new' Silverchair but i just hate all these songs,bar a few. Reflections of a Sound: What was Dan thinking when he wrote that it was absolutley terrible. I would perfer he still write like a 15 year old. straight lines got real old real fast being on every ARIA charts show for about 2 months and at the cricket still. One Higlight was Insomnia which i thought opened really well but sort of fell away from it and just got worst.I know i sound very Aussie!
|5.0 classic||drumboi07 | September 15th 07|
It's 4 am and there it is "Straight Lines" waking me up from a night of tossing and turning. I barely heard the whole song, but the next day something told me to look up Silverchair on Itunes, and there it was. The dream unfolded as I delved deeper into this brilliant and moving new album by these former "grunge" coatailers. Wow, it's nice to see them all grown up and tossing aside who they thought they were to become who they really are. Daniel sings so much better on this album, and really pushes the envelope with some serious vocal acrobatics. Those Thieving Birds took 5 listens to register and with every listen it revealed some new pizzicato string part or some brilliant production aspect. Sonically, this is a masterpiece. Musically, this is by far the best album of the entire year! Lyrically this is up there with our dear rehab-resistant sister Winehouse. I always say..."when truth be told, albums turn to gold."
This is pure platinum.
Favorite tracks...sort of in order...Those Thieving Birds, Reflections of a Sound, If you keep Losing sleep & Young Modern Station...Straight Lines is like a mother's first born...I heard that tune first and it will always be my favorite.
Now the problem. How do you follow up an album like this?
|4.0 excellent||DerekWarner | August 16th 07|
Full of melody and the rockers are very well done. The production is lovely. Young Modern is a worth while record and certainly Silverchairs best body of work.
|5.0 classic||gachax | April 27th 07|
If you are a Silverchair fan from the 'Frogstomp' days you will find this absolutely different. But if you've grown to like Silverchair from say 'Diorama' and if you listen with an open mind this album is a must have! It has all the right elements for Best Rock Album of the Year, the highest credit a band could ever receive in the rock music world! It did take me a couple of listens to appreciate but these guys have done it this time!
The intricate compositions, complex song structures, orchestral arrangements, production and mixing, insightful lyrics and the wonderful first single "Straight Lines" make this album complete in every sense. Lyrics such as "Hi-jack the hurt, I feel so low" is just an example of how Daniel and the band have matured over the years, from the rebellious sounds of Frogstomp (although one of my all-time favorites is "Tomorrow").
This is an amazing masterpiece and I would definitely be surprised if it doesn't make it to the Grammies next year. It is time for a change from Foo Fighters or Red Hot Chilli Peppers or U2 to win the Best Rock Album, the time is now for Silverchair to get their due recognition! Please help take this album to the Grammies, help keep true 'MUSIC' alive.
|3.5 great||Gueero | August 12th 16|
|4.0 excellent||MaggieG | April 17th 16|
|3.0 good||ification CONTRIBUTOR | October 28th 15|
|4.0 excellent||Cakes23 | August 28th 15|
|5.0 classic||tycobb | March 8th 15|
|4.0 excellent||ariich | October 5th 14|
|3.5 great||Conor | September 11th 14|
|4.0 excellent||David42 | February 18th 14|
|3.5 great||ACVPV | August 28th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Jaymzz | August 12th 13|
|4.5 superb||D4mi4n | July 27th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Cheguav | July 24th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Pheenn | July 17th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Wbridge | July 14th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Mews13 | July 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||MattDws | July 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Reah7 | July 10th 13|
|4.5 superb||Norm3n | July 6th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Rgomes | July 2nd 13|
|4.5 superb||Shaun7 | June 27th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Ash89 | June 27th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Paulc3 | June 26th 13|
|2.5 average||Guto | May 25th 13|
|2.5 average||Gib | May 23rd 13|
|3.5 great||Julia | May 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||YuriGama | February 27th 13|
|1.5 very poor||krazny92 | February 18th 13|
|3.5 great||Mojito | September 23rd 12|
|4.5 superb||dcorrea | September 16th 12|
|2.5 average||coma33 | June 17th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Custy | February 1st 12|
|1.5 very poor||jlech | January 26th 12|
|3.5 great||F177 | November 3rd 11|
|4.0 excellent||Skipdog | September 21st 11|
|3.0 good||Vert | September 1st 11|
|4.0 excellent||Ladakh | July 12th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Rowdy | May 27th 11|
|2.5 average||cb123 | April 15th 11|
|2.5 average||geeko35 | January 14th 11|
|5.0 classic||mpaes | November 19th 10|
|2.5 average||Meexxx | October 2nd 10|
|2.5 average||dgrona | September 15th 10|
|4.0 excellent||csholm | June 12th 10|
|4.0 excellent||mppwns | June 10th 10|
|4.0 excellent||quickly | March 9th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Powerban | November 24th 09|
|3.0 good||Thef | November 20th 09|
|2.5 average||MDumont | October 22nd 09|
|1.5 very poor||renny48 | October 16th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Good | September 22nd 09|
|3.0 good||Eibwolf | September 15th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Mach | May 30th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Aurora | May 18th 09|
|2.5 average||pettri | January 23rd 09|
|3.5 great||Yotimi | December 24th 08|
|2.5 average||ratcfc | December 13th 08|
|4.0 excellent||misslee | November 12th 08|
|4.0 excellent||Billy | October 10th 08|
|3.0 good||iganja | April 29th 08|
|1.5 very poor||Levick88 | February 21st 08|
|5.0 classic||donovr | December 11th 07|
|4.0 excellent||JAK1980 | November 29th 07|
|3.0 good||Jim | October 22nd 07|
|2.5 average||Ephex | August 24th 07|
|4.0 excellent||parso13 | March 31st 07|
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