Sound — 9
Many people thought Silverchair had broken up after Diorama with Daniel, Chris and Ben all doing their own thing however they have returned after a well deserved four year break and sound just as good if not better. The sound on this album is a step up from diorama Silverchair's last album I guess the best way to describe it would be Diorama on weed if that helps. The album has a much happier feel then anything 'chair have done in the past the guitar isn't as powerful in this album it's still there but there's loads more stuff going on in the background as well as some synth on the guitar.
Lyrics — 8
My impression of the lyrics is that daniel has chosen to write very out there lyrics and very different lyrics to what is going on right now for those who thought the lyrics in diorama were out there wait till you here the lyrics in this album. My favourite lyric comes from the first song on the album 'young modern' daniel sings 'the band is back together' that lyric pretty much sums up the album. Daniel's voice has matured a lot in this album and sounds amazing it's pretty uplifting the way he sings in this album.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall this album is my second favourite of the five albums the band have made (Diorama being the first). The two things that get too me bout this album is that one there aren't enough rock songs they seem to be more chilled songs with an up beat edge (if that makes sense) and two their much more pop then anything they have done before. Apart from that this is a great album it's it were stole or got lost I would need not buy it again as 'Sanity' messed up my pre-order of the album and so I got two copies should that go lost I'd go and buy it again right away.