Freak Show

Label
MURMUR RECORDS
Release date
1996
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
52:04

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Slave 3:55 51,940
2 Freak 3:45 133,683
3 Abuse Me 4:00 94,922
4 Lie To Me 1:19 48,131
5 No Association 3:50 45,138
6 Cemetery 4:00 76,669
7 The Door 3:36 56,134
8 Pop Song For Us To Rejects 3:10 400
8 Pop Song For Us Rejects 3:12 43,008
9 Learn To Hate 4:17 44,557
10 Petrol & Chlorine 3:58 38,271
11 Roses 3:28 40,201
12 Nobody Came 6:09 34,904
13 The Closing 3:25 37,221

About this album

Freak Show is the second studio album from Australian rock band Silverchair. Freak Show was released on 3 February 1997. The album also gives listeners a glimpse into the band’s experimental side, as can be heard in “Petrol & Chlorine” and “Cemetery”. Early vinyl pressings also included a precursor to “Anthem for the Year 2000” entitled “The Millennium Bug”. Silverchair began recording their second studio album, Freak Show, in May 1996 while experiencing the success of their debut album, Frogstomp, in Australia and the US. It was produced by Nick Launay (Birthday Party, Models, Midnight Oil) and was released in February 1997.The album reached number-one in Australia and yielded three Top 10 singles – “Freak”, “Abuse Me”, and “Cemetery”. Its fourth single, “The Door”, reached No. 25.The songs focused on the anger and backlash that the expectations of Frogstomp brought upon the band. Freak Show was certified gold in the US, 4× platinum in Australia and global sales eventually exceeded 1.5 million copies.

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  • dAdriano

    More like Nirvana, still good though...

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • elf-culture

    ugh yes beautiful album right here, absolutely brilliant

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • liquidvizions

    they definitely avoided the sophomore slump with this cd. it is just as good as Frogstomp, if not better.

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • TheMsGrunge

    I think this is their best *-*

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • hswinch

    my favorite album!

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • museum_mouth

    fucking classic

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • guilhermeMaGgOt

    frogstomp frogstomp

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • trailways

    Better than Frogstomp, i like all songs, principally abuse me.

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • xSaladfingersx

    Ahhh yes, takes me back to my teen days. Lyrics on this album are so dark

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • biggiemz

    i think that this was the second album i bought in my life..

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • viva__hate

    my first album of them, back in `96, nice teenage memories and songs comes to my mind.

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • sco703

    Only been listening to this album for a few days, but I think overall it's actually pretty good.

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • searsi

    Arguably the best Silverchair album.

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • buddjunglebean

    I have overlooked this album since its release. But 13 years after its release I for the first time gave it chance. And oh boy... great stuff. Probably my favorite Silverchair album. Even better than Diorama.

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Janalima85

    When I discovered Silverchair. Things started to get better with this one. I love Freak, Abuse Me, Cemetery and Petrol & Chlorine.

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • magduu82

    ....makes no sense to me.........

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • munyon2008

    diorama and young modern fuck those albums before 2000 of silverchair was good

    21 Dec 2008 Reply
  • N1ghtR1der

    this album is awesome but i love diorama

    30 Nov 2008 Reply
  • melissa-MELO

    silverchair is deam awesome... arriba l grunge

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • FuckHearts

    Everyone I hang around with that time liked Frogstomp more. But I say this is where it's at! Freak Show all the way. Fuck Frogstomp! :D

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
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