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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Mar 20, 2012
    Hauntingly beautiful album. Very indie, unique, individualistic, touching album. Lyrics of the songs are brilliant & written beautifully. Daniel Johns is an amazing artist by simply being expressive through music. This is the album to get high with. You don't get to listen to these kind of songs anymore. Full Review »
  2. Dec 28, 2010
    I can see where the dislikers of this album are coming from. When you have listened to Silverchair from the begining it is quite a shock to the system! At first I thought ' What the heck is this!' , as I was expecting a Silverchair album and to be frankly this sounds nothing like Silverchair. I have subsequently listened to this album again without any preconceptions and quite like it. However I think it is a real shame that there is not one tune which sounds remotely like any old Silverchair material. Full Review »