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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. Positive: 5 out of 9
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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. With years of added wisdom and maturity, Silverchair has learned how to do much more.
  3. Mostly this is a wonderful surprise from a band thought to have been finished in the late '90s.
  4. 70
    Johns has finally learned how to cull from his influences without plagiarising them. [Sep 2002, p.95]
  5. 60
    A growth statement even diehard fans of its debut couldn't have expected. [#8, p.122]
  6. Features a few ropey grunge numbers. [Aug 2002, p.133]
  7. Bloated over-produced soft rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
  3. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Sep 6, 2012
    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 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
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    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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