Young Modern (2007) Even during their days as teenagers in a second-string '90s grunge act, the Aussies of Silverchair had a knack for turning out memorable hooks. Still,… 2007-07-24 Silverchair Rock
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Young Modern (2007)

MY, HOW THEY"VE GROWN If you only know them as the grunge-era band of 15-year-olds, Silverchair will surprise you with their maturation on Young Modern
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MY, HOW THEY"VE GROWN If you only know them as the grunge-era band of 15-year-olds, Silverchair will surprise you with their maturation on Young Modern
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jul 24, 2007; Lead Performance: Silverchair; Genre: Rock

Even during their days as teenagers in a second-string '90s grunge act, the Aussies of Silverchair had a knack for turning out memorable hooks. Still, the transformation they've pulled off for their first LP since '02 is fairly astonishing. Young Modern is a polished glam-rock suite, boasting more ecstatic melodies and colorful riffs than their four previous efforts combined. Frontman Daniel Johns' voice, once unremarkable, now soars from campy snarl to sensitive falsetto in mere moments. Here's hoping Silverchair's second act is just getting started. A-

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Originally posted Jul 17, 2007 Published in issue #945 Jul 27, 2007 Order article reprints