Diorama

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2002
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. A few Sabbath-y moments aside, a majority of the disc finds frontman Daniel Johns singing more than screaming, much to the delight of those who may have worried these guys would give up on new things.
  5. Mojo
    70
    Johns has finally learned how to cull from his influences without plagiarising them. [Sep 2002, p.95]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. 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 Full Review »
  2. LeandroR
    Feb 1, 2007
    10
    muito bom!
  3. DaveN
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    This is the best CD of the 21st century. Silverchair has always been 2 steps ahead of their musical peers in terms of song writing and This is the best CD of the 21st century. Silverchair has always been 2 steps ahead of their musical peers in terms of song writing and Diorama just makes the competition that much worse in comparison. They improved drastically what they were aiming for in Neon Ballroom. Even with the out of place "One Way Mule" its an exceptional album that has more than blew expectations and made me eager for album number 5. Full Review »