Young Modern - Silverchair

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Young Modern is a polished glam-rock suite, boasting more ecstatic melodies and colorful riffs than their four previous efforts combined.
  2. Young Modern is a highly ambitious work that happily jumps from glam rock to sweeping orchestral pastiches and almost everywhere in between.
  3. Johns’s stylistic schizophrenia might set you off here; even his singing on Young Modern changes from cut to cut. Everyone else: dig in--this thing is quite a feast.
  4. They are aggressively modern in the long reach of Young Modern.
  5. The entire album is seamless and offers new facets with each listen.
  6. It is not as good as the ARIA awards will undoubtedly make it out to be but still one of the better mainstream listens of the year.
  7. Young Modern displays a band with the talent to do something new, but without the guts to try.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. MatP.
    Sep 4, 2007
  2. DSven
    Aug 30, 2007
    Great album. One of the rare bands that started off lame (though to be fair, they were 15 years old), and keep getting better with each album. I'm really enjoying this disc. Leave your preconceptions at the door of what Silverchair "is" and you may take a liking to it. ...Though, if you loved "Tomorrow" or "Freak" you probably will hate this. It sounds like two entirely different bands. Full Review »
  3. SusanS.
    Mar 24, 2008
    This CD is an orgasm in a box!