ATN Album of the Week: Silverchair's Frogstomp

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.