Silverchair's first album, frogstomp, is really quite immature teenage hard rock (I think they were about 15 at the time). It was quite reminiscent of a lot of 70's rock. With great songs including Tommorrow and Israel's Son.
By their second album, Freakshow, Silverchairs's songwriting was starting to show signs of maturity and their musical competance had improved considerably. There are sure signs of Pearl Jam and Nirvana's influence on these kids, but they still managed to have a distintive sound and their own song, not just another Seattle sound imitator. With great tracks including Abuse Me and Freak.
I saw them on their Freakshow tour. I don't think I saw them look at the crowd once, but they certainly knew how to rock.
Their third album, Neon Ballroom, while still retaining threads of their hard rock teenage angst stye, started showing a level of maturity well beyong their late teen years. This is a well considered and more mature offering. Popular songs included Ana's Song and Anthem
Diorama was their fourth album. It offered a much more mature and far less angry style of music. With songs such as "Across the night" being more reminiscent of theatrical progressive rock rather than earlier style based on the ubiquitous Seattle sound.
I kind of lost interest in them after this because Daniel Johns, the lead singer, got sick, married that chick who used to be on some dodgy Australian soap opera and also sings a bit.. that's it , Natalie Imbruglia. And Silverchair's music started moving in all sorts of strange directions.
Oh well, we have four great albums to remember them by. And all by the time they were 22!!!
Originally Posted by Jasper994
Would you recommend any particular album?
Originally Posted by NightStalker
Wow never realised that made it to the Us, must say it was a good song although by no means their best. Silverchair are huge over here and have had 3 or 4 number one albums that keep winning ARIA's. Just as some info on the side the lead singer is quite publically fighting athritus (sp?) and from memory is married to Natalie Imbruglia (you get any of her stuff over i nthe US?)
Theres your pointless Australian music trivia for today
PS: I'd have to second the new radicals: Get what you give... great up lifing song