Arguably, each album released by Silverchair has been an improvement on the last, or at least a marked change in direction. It is a natural progression for a band to evolve away from its early influences, and in this instance the world has listened to the boys become men. As major songwriter Daniel Johns' teenage angst turned into youthful enthusiasm and experimentation, there has been a distinct maturity in the band's songwriting and production.
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.
Review Summary: A revitalized Silverchair releases an album more symphonic and dramatic than anything they've ever done with plenty of accessibility.The buildup to Silverchair’s release of Young Modern was epic, more epic than the album itself. After Diorama, it seemed that Silverchair had broken up, especially with Daniel John’s reactive arthritis, overcoming anorexia, and various illnesses that crippled him and put him out of performing and playing guitar for over a year. He went to work with Paul Mac on a side project called The Dissociatives and they released an album.