Young Modern - Silverchair
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  • Summary: The fifth album from the Australian band includes Luke Steele, Julian Hamilton, and Paul Mac as guests.
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. The entire album is seamless and offers new facets with each listen.
  5. They are aggressively modern in the long reach of Young Modern.
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. MatP.
    Sep 4, 2007
  2. MarkR.
    Aug 31, 2007
    The best release of the year, buy now!
  3. MotherF
    Aug 22, 2007
    So essentially you've got a huge group of folks who think "Frogstomp" is Silverchair's crowning achievement, and who, unfortunately, still think grunge is the ultimate genre of music. Then you've got the group of folks who just want Diorama pt. 2. If you filter out all that nonsense, you've got another great album from this oft-overlooked band. Great stuff. Expand
  4. SamF.
    Oct 19, 2007
    This is the album of 2007. Yes it is weird at first but its a slow burner and an absolute cracker.
  5. JA.
    Sep 5, 2007
    Quit fighting it. This album is great. Get over the indie-snob in yourself and just enjoy it.
  6. AndrewM.
    Oct 2, 2007
    Complexity & Maturity is not a weakness. This is great music from a band i have previously dismissed as juvenile grunge rock wannabes. Now this melodic introspective big sound is more like it. More personal, more real, more diversive than before. Yes, some will not like its quirky sporadic sound, but i did. Expand
  7. DecepticonPom
    Aug 26, 2007
    Dear world. On behalf of my fellow Australians, I would like to formally apologise for the complete loss of chutzpah displayed by our alleged rock royalty, Silverchair. We truly are very sorry indeed. We know Young Modern is our nation's "Have A Nice Day" (Bon Jovi) or "Heathen Chemistry" (Oasis) but may I remind you that we did give you The Avalanches "Since I Left You" so let's call it quits, eh? Thanks! Expand

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