ATN Album of the Week - Silverchair's Frogstomp

(Music News of the World)

Yeah, we admit it, we've been listening a lot to Iggy's New Values this week. But when we've managed to get the Ig out of the CD player, and haven't been obsessively playing and replaying Mirror Ball, we've been digging the Australian Pearl Jam. That would be silverchair. frogstomp (already out in Australia where it was a stone hit, and Europe where it's been well received) is a monster. Hard and heavy rock with vocals and guitar by Daniel Johns, a teenager with a voice that bears more than a slight resemblance to Eddie Vedder's. That's a plus when you've got the songwriting talent that is very apparent in the 11 songs that comprise frogstomp.