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For Everyone Who Was Obsessed With Silverchair Growing Up

Reunion? Please?

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In the early '90s a blessing occurred: a young group of teens formed a band and performed under the name of Silverchair*.

*Originally Innocent Criminals.
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*Originally Innocent Criminals.

Thus Frogstomp was born, in all its grungy glory and spurred the hit songs "Tomorrow" and "Israel's Son".

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And boy oh boy could these 15-year-olds fucking rock it. YES. THEY WERE ONLY 15! What were you doing at 15 that was better than this? Nothing? Same.

It (obviously) didn't end there. The band followed up with the incredible 1997 album Freak Show...

...and proved they are goddamn freaks when it comes to music.
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...and proved they are goddamn freaks when it comes to music.

Remember the song "Freak" that resonated with every single angsty teen feeling you ever had?

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OF COURSE YOU DO!!

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And then. THEN, there was Neon Ballroom in 1999.

Daniel Johns once stated he considered Neon Ballroom as the band's very first record. And it's a goddamn masterpiece.
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Daniel Johns once stated he considered Neon Ballroom as the band's very first record. And it's a goddamn masterpiece.

There was the killer "Anthem for the Year 2000”...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShiShrR_nh8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShiShrR_nh8

Who could ever forget that video clip?

...the brutal lyrical honesty in "Ana's Song”...

...the song and the lyrics depicted Johns' struggle with anorexia nervosa.
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...the song and the lyrics depicted Johns' struggle with anorexia nervosa.

And of course the beautifully melodic "Miss You Love".

If this doesn't make you feel emotional, then you're basically Satan.
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If this doesn't make you feel emotional, then you're basically Satan.

A few years later came Diorama and Silverchair took on a new, more mature sound.

It just kinda proved they could do anything, you know?
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It just kinda proved they could do anything, you know?

How could you NOT love "The Greatest View"?

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And "Without You" was an amazing example of how far the band had come musically since their earlier years.

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The vocals are basically perfection.

After a hiatus, the band came back to us, their loving fans, with the release of Young Modern in 2007.

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"Straight Lines" was the first single released and let's be honest... even if you didn't love it to start with, it grew on you until you realised it is a really fucking good song.

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Sure, "If You Keep Losing Sleep" was a bit of a mindfuck, but that musical experimentation proved Silverchair truly was a band like no other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz01N7N_7_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz01N7N_7_E

Young Modern was also Silverchair's fifth consecutive album to hit number one on the Aria charts, making them the first band to accomplish this feat in Australia.

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It's now been a tragic eight years since the last album release from this truly epic band.

However there's no denying their musical gems will ALWAYS get us through these tough times.
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However there's no denying their musical gems will ALWAYS get us through these tough times.

But still, we can't help asking - reunion tour? Please Silverchair?

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