Young Modern review by Silverchair

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  • Released: Apr 3, 2007
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (77 votes)
Silverchair: Young Modern
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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.

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    garthunkle
    I'm not a huge fan of silverchair's old grunge based stuff but alot of the pop stuff on this album isn't too bad. I am disapointed that silverchair have became so pop. Good review
    Teen Spirit
    yes, me too... i used to love silverchair's grunge... silverchair, screaming trees, nirvana, pearl jam... WHERE HAS GRUNGE GONE!?! WHO HAS KILLED GRUNGE!?!
    under_score_69
    Yes yes. I haven't listened to much of the latest chair album, but what I've heard hasn't exactly rocked my jocks. Still, good review regardless!
    marco16
    silverchair are by far the best australian band at the moment. new album is awesome, at first i was a bit ify but the more i listened the better it got. although the sound is a little popish it is like nothing i ave heard before. silverchair have expanded their variety of sound and come up with yet another great original album 5 stars
    luisaceo
    yeh, i do agree with marco16, but i also think that it was quite clear just by listning 2 some diorama songs, how silverchair's music would change in the future
    Rock God #1
    good review, but my advice is this: proof-read what you read because there are lots of grammatical errors.
    Rock God #1
    marco16 wrote: silverchair are by far the best australian band at the moment . new album is awesome, at first i was a bit ify but the more i listened the better it got. although the sound is a little popish it is like nothing i ave heard before. silverchair have expanded their variety of sound and come up with yet another great original album 5 stars
    heard of Wolfmother...although they've only brought one album out...I pick them over silverchair (albeit begrudgingly).