Neon Ballroom (1998) 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
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Neon Ballroom (1998)

Silverchair, Neon Ballroom

MY THREE SONS Silverchair grows up on ''Neon Ballroom''

EW's GRADE
B

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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 16, 1999