Diorama

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  • Summary: The former Australian teen grunge stars (whose 1995 debut was released when they were just 15) are still together, and this album marks their fourth release, highlighted by a more mature, refined sound.
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  1. 90
    Gorgeously produced, beautifully instrumentated and infused with assurance and purpose, album number four by Australia's wonderkids is simply excellent.
  2. Mostly this is a wonderful surprise from a band thought to have been finished in the late '90s.
  3. With years of added wisdom and maturity, Silverchair has learned how to do much more.
  4. Mojo
    70
    Johns has finally learned how to cull from his influences without plagiarising them. [Sep 2002, p.95]
  5. [Daniel] Johns' much-improved vocals and flair for the theatrical complement his new, more inventive guitar style.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    Features a few ropey grunge numbers. [Aug 2002, p.133]
  7. Bloated over-produced soft rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 4 out of 43
  1. CorinF
    Oct 3, 2002
    10
    This album was so amazing! Everytime i listen to it i get goose bumps. now thats music! Seeing these boys live in concert would be a dream come true!
  2. Sep 6, 2012
    10
    This is personally the best album I have heard since Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie. I didn't really enjoy it at first and you need to pullThis is personally the best album I have heard since Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie. I didn't really enjoy it at first and you need to pull up the lyrics and really listen. One thing that will amaze you is Daniel Johns voice, who would have guessed this was the same singer of Tomorrow? Ten years after this album came out I am still listening to it on a daily basis because it is deep, multidimensional and beautiful. Even if you don't like it you have to admit Silverchair has talent--esp. Johns as he writes, composes pretty much everything and has a lovely, unique voice. He is a terribly underrated singer. Love this! BTW Silverchair is even more awesome live Expand
  3. Luke
    Dec 5, 2002
    10
    F**ing exelent
  4. ArnoldV
    Jan 27, 2006
    10
    i read some of the pathetic attemps at some harsher judgements of this album and it made me #%@!ing mad. i have been a singinger/songwriter i read some of the pathetic attemps at some harsher judgements of this album and it made me #%@!ing mad. i have been a singinger/songwriter in my own very succesful band in my city for the past ten years and if you knew the first thing about music youd know that this album is not pure perfection from god but is very much a masterpeice. The orchestral arrangements, through to the weaving of johns silken voice through tracks such as after all these years, everything on this album is pure magic. and dont compare silverchair to nirvana. kurt cobain isnt half the songwriter that daniel johns is, he was just a commercial talkup, nirvana are shit. Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2015
    10
    The greatest album from the band,i listen to it every day. Daniel has such an wonderful voice and the musics are very well arranged. TheThe greatest album from the band,i listen to it every day. Daniel has such an wonderful voice and the musics are very well arranged. The songwriting is perfect and every single has a different effect on me. Expand
  6. IanD.
    Oct 12, 2002
    9
    One of the best - and sadly, most underrated, albums of the year. People wrote them off after the less than interesting Freak Show. This One of the best - and sadly, most underrated, albums of the year. People wrote them off after the less than interesting Freak Show. This proves they've grown into their rock music talents that tehy showed on Frogstomp. Expand
  7. Sep 21, 2011
    0
    I was the biggest fan of Silverchair since frogstomp. Evry lyric hit home precisely. Then this came out, no more. I was so heartbroken.I was the biggest fan of Silverchair since frogstomp. Evry lyric hit home precisely. Then this came out, no more. I was so heartbroken. Wheres the soul, hurt and pain, anger, frustration, and love? I know life hits ya but don't forget yourself. Expand

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