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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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. MichelleG
    Sep 28, 2002
    Every album gets better and more experimental. That is what is so great about silverchair, is that they experiment on their music. But they never lose their rock sense. Expand
  2. LeandroR
    Feb 1, 2007
    muito bom!
  3. siege
    Nov 13, 2002
    sublime concoction of melody, rock, drama, and paradox. silverchair has indeed metamorphosed in this album. after all those tumultuous years, daniel's grown more mature and passionate-- and you can feel this in his songwriting. Expand
  4. McDeezT
    Feb 16, 2005
    Brilliant. I don't know what else to say.
  5. ArnoldV
    Jan 27, 2006
    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
  6. IanD.
    Oct 12, 2002
    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
    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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