The Dissociatives (album)

Infobox Album | Name = The Dissociatives
Type = Album
Artist = The Dissociatives


Released = April 5 2004
Recorded = Late 2003
Genre = Pop
Length = 43:42
Label = Eleven
Producer = Paul Mac
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:nvjlear64xg7 link]
*Pitchfork (2.5/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/17292/The_Dissociatives_The_Dissociatives 25 Mar 05] |Last album = "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock EP"
(2000)
This album = "The Dissociatives"
(2004)
Next album = |

"The Dissociatives" is the first album by the Australian duo of the same name consisting of Daniel Johns of Silverchair and Australian dance music producer Paul Mac. The band met when Paul Mac remixed the Silverchair song "Freak" off the "Freak Show" album and subsequent albums "Neon Ballroom" and "Diorama". The two worked on the experimental "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock" EP released in 2000.

In mid 2003, Daniel Johns and Paul Mac got together to produce the album recording the basic tracks in London and finishing it off in Sydney and Newcastle. The pair produced all the instrumental tracks and vocals themselves with Johns writing the lyrics and recording them in Newcastle.

The pair described the music and lyrics in the April 2004 Australian edition of Rolling Stone magazine. "The music is, for me, a combination of excitement, happiness, rambunctiousness and vicaciousness, done to whimsy," Johns said. "I'd add with a hint of melancholy, but it's more outweighed by joy," added Mac. Rolling Stone Australia described the sound of the debut single as a "happy sort of Radiohead."

Track listing

*All tracks written by Daniel Johns and Paul Mac.
#"We're Much Preferred Customers" – 5:46
#"Somewhere Down the Barrel" – 4:39
#"Horror With Eyeballs" – 4:45
#"Lifting the Veil from the Braille" – 4:18
#"Forever and a Day" – 4:49
#"Thinking in Reverse" – 3:41
#"Paris Circa 2007Slash08" – 3:52
#"Young Man, Old Man (You Ain't Better Than the Rest)" – 4:31
#"Aaängry Megaphone Man" – 4:52
#"Sleep Well Tonight" – 2:29

Bonus track

*"Paris Circa 2007 Slash 08" (Hermitude remix) (Japan)

Chart success

"Somewhere Down The Barrel" entered the Australian Top 40 charts on debut on March 15, 2004 and was one of the five most played tracks on Australian radio in early March of that year. Given that Silverchair sold more albums in Australia in the 1990s than any other Australian artist, the debut album "the Dissociatives" was expected to be one of the best selling albums released in Australia when it was released on April 5 in that country.

Awards and nominations

Awards

*2004 ARIA Awards, Best Video for "Somewhere Down The Barrel"
*2004 ARIA Awards, Best Cover Art

Nominations

*2004 ARIA Awards, Album Of The Year
*2004 ARIA Awards, Best Group
*2004 ARIA Awards, Best Pop Release
*2004 ARIA Awards, Producer Of The Year

Release details

The album was released in various countries.

External links

* [http://www.thedissociatives.com/news/news.htm The Dissociatives Web Site]
* [http://www.dissociatives.ca Dissociatives.ca - Media Resources(Video, live, Mp3)]


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