Neon Ballroom

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13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Emotion Sickness 9:46 124,442
2 Anthem for the Year 2000 4:20 166,069
3 Ana's Song (Open Fire) 2:49 181,042
4 Spawn Again 3:27 63,759
4 Spawn (Again) 3:26 6,910
5 Miss You Love 3:59 165,826
6 Dearest Helpless 3:33 67,461
7 Do You Feel The Same 4:17 70,391
8 Black Tangled Heart 4:32 71,497
9 Point Of View 3:34 57,345
10 Satin Sheets 2:23 56,407
11 Paint Pastel Princess 4:32 63,313
12 Steam Will Rise 5:16 59,867

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Neon Ballroom is the third studio album by Australian alternative rock band Silverchair and was released on 8 March 1999. The album debuted at number-one on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified 4× platinum by ARIA. It was also certified Gold in the United States. It genereated the singles “Anthem for the Year 2000”, “Ana’s Song (Open Fire)”, “Miss You Love”, and “Paint Pastel Princess”. Neon Ballroom out sold Freak Show in North America and throughout the world and has sold a total of 2 million albums worldwide.

Neon Ballroom was an overhaul of the band’s musical style found on its first two albums, Frogstomp and Freak Show. “Anthem for the Year 2000”, for example, retained much of the band’s youthful rock energy but featured a new rock song structure and various electronic effects. Eight years after the album’s release, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns said: “To me, I honestly feel like our first record was Neon Ballroom. I’ve never felt any different. I don’t feel like our first two albums were Silverchair: that’s our teenage high school band. I don’t like them at all. I listen to them and go, ‘That’s cute’, especially the first one, because Frogstomp we were 14. But the second one we’re like 16, I’m like ‘You’re getting older. You’re running out of chances’”.

From May 1998, Silverchair worked on their third studio album, Neon Ballroom, which had Nick Launay (Birthday Party, Models, Midnight Oil) producing again.

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  • Pathogen89

    always found this a strange album. very hot and cold for me.

    4 Apr 1:52pm Reply
  • dAdriano

    More like Smashing Pumpkins, still good though...

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • elf-culture


    28 May 2013 Reply
  • LanggengCurl

    love it

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • KillerCage666

    The last album worth a shit. Love it !

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LiamHuxley3-16

    their last good album

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • punksunshine

    The best!1

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • tcbp

    Their best. Diorama comes close

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Gliicerin

    last great album by them for me. [4]

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Dylbear

    I'd more so say the beginning of the end of great silverchair music.

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • donkukis

    The beginning of great Silverchair music [3]

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Its_bitch

    last great album by them for me. [3]

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • borgy

    Silverchair's real debut.

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • TripleDGamer

    Best Silverchair album, by far. Elements of all sounds in their career, alternative, grunge, pop, art rock, and the use of strings....BRILLIANT.

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • byanji

    This album is my personal favourite. A whole lot of emotions in those few tracks. Amazing.

    14 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lollies91

    The beginning of great Silverchair music [2]

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Ariel_AIC

    the best album

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Dylbear

    Silverchair at their best. So angry, so beautiful, so sad. Incredible album.

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • trailways

    neon ballroom is just awesome. I can't say "this is the best silverchair album" or something. But this is one of best rock albums ever, i'm pretty sure.

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • mfara

    I've listened to all their albums since Frogstomp and this one is the shit... its genius. I don't think they'll ever hit this again unless their next album is a complete 180

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
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