Diorama (Silverchair album)
Diorama is the fourth studio album by Australian alternative rock band Silverchair. It was released on 31 March 2002 by AtlanticEleven. The album was co-produced by Daniel Johns and David Bottrill. It won the 2002 ARIA Music Award for Best Group and Best Rock Album. It reached number one on the Australian Recording Industry Association Albums Chart.
About Diorama (Silverchair album) in brief
Diorama is the fourth studio album by Australian alternative rock band Silverchair. It was released on 31 March 2002 by AtlanticEleven. The album was co-produced by Daniel Johns and David Bottrill. It won the 2002 ARIA Music Award for Best Group and Best Rock Album. Diorama represented a radical change in Silverchair’s musical structure. The heavy grunge influence on their prior work was replaced by string and horn ensembles and highly complex song structures. It reached number one on the Australian Recording Industry Association Albums Chart and received a rating of 71 on review aggregator Metacritic. Five singles were released: “The Greatest View”, “Without You”, “Luv Your Life”, “Across the Night”, and “After All These Years”. All except “After All these Years”, a promotional single, appeared in the Australian singles chart. It went on to be certified triple-platinum by ARIA, selling in excess of 210,000 copies, and won five ARIA Awards in 2002. The band took a 12-month break following their previous studio album, Neon Ballroom, following the release of the album.
Several songs were inspired by Johns’ then-girlfriend Natalie Imbruglia, but he cautioned against possible misinterpretations of the songs. Johns denied rumours he had written songs intending to sing them. Silverchair intended to tour supporting the album, but plans were postponed when Johns developed reactive arthritis; causing joints to swell and making guitar playing and singing too painful. Johns said he wanted to perform 11 songs at least once in front of an audience before laying the album to rest. He travelled to California to receive treatments for his arthritis, including daily physiotherapy, including treatment for his joints and sensory problems. He later returned to Australia to tour with the band in 2003. The tour was cancelled due to Johns’ reactive arthritis, and he returned to the U.S. to continue playing with his band in 2004. The group has since released two more albums, including the critically acclaimed “Saints and Sinners” in 2005. The last two albums have been released by Atlantic Eleven.