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Freak Show

Silverchair

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Album Review

Silverchair were slaves to their influences on their debut Frogstomp, but on their second album Freak Show, they're beginning to show signs of developing their own style. While they may still concentrate too heavily on Pearl Jam and Nirvana, they're beginning to fuse the elements together in a more interesting way and are writing stronger hooks. Freak Show still has its share of mediocre moments, and Daniel Johns should try to sing instead of scream, but the album shows potential that Frogstomp never did.

Customer Reviews

Probably their best Album

Following from the heavy Frogstomp album, Freakshow carrys on in the same fashion. However unlike Frogstomp this album is more experimental and truly shows the bands "own" sound opposed to the often compared "pearl jam sound alike" first album. A brilliant album from start to finish. No Filler here.

Stunning follow-up to Frogstomp

The so called 'tricky' second album doesn't suit this particular album, because it's every bit as good as its predecessor. The only difference between Freak Show and Frogstomp is a slightly more mature sound, which still remains raw, but in the songs themselves, you can tell.

Biography

Formed: 1992 in Newcastle, Australia

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Silverchair quickly rose to international stardom in 1995 by mining a mix of Nirvana and Pearl Jam on their debut album, Frogstomp. Buoyed by the angst-ridden single "Tomorrow," Frogstomp topped the Australian charts and cracked the Top Ten in America, making Silverchair the first Australian act since INXS to enjoy such success in the States. The three bandmates gained just as much recognition for their age; at the time Frogstomp was recorded, they were all 15 years old. Although grunge's popularity...
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