Neon Ballroom The Australian, grunge-obsessed rapscallions who scuffled through a bratty Frogstomp debut have — two albums later — matured into a disciplined rock cadre. AC/DCish chords… Neon Ballroom The Australian, grunge-obsessed rapscallions who scuffled through a bratty Frogstomp debut have — two albums later — matured into a disciplined rock cadre. AC/DCish chords… Silverchair
Music Review

Neon Ballroom (1998)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Silverchair

The Australian, grunge-obsessed rapscallions who scuffled through a bratty Frogstomp debut have — two albums later — matured into a disciplined rock cadre. AC/DCish chords vie with plush strings on these adult arrangements, while frontman Daniel Johns pounds his pulpit in new politically inspired bursts. ''We are the youth/We'll take your fascism away,'' Johns snarls, sounding furious, motivated, and all grown up. B

Originally posted Mar 19, 1999 Published in issue #477 Mar 19, 1999 Order article reprints
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