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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Australian only release of the Aussie rock band's follow up to 1991's successful self-titled release which featured the single 'I Touch Myself'. Darker & with more emphasis on ballads than any of their previous albums, 'U... more »
Australian only release of the Aussie rock band's follow up to 1991's successful self-titled release which featured the single 'I Touch Myself'. Darker & with more emphasis on ballads than any of their previous albums, 'Underworld' is the band's most accomplished release to date, features 14 tracks including the singles 'Heart Of Steel', 'I'm Jealous' (featured on Melrose Place), 'Sex Will Keep Us Together', & 'Human On The Inside'. BMG. 1996.
The forgotten Divinyls album
Aussie Petty Fan | 11/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Released initially in Australia only by BMG. Here we find the Divinyls playing a less polished brand of music that found them success on their last outing, their self titled International Hit album.
The song "Im Jealous" had been around for a couple of years used in Melrose Place and is an emotionally charged ballad only Chrissy and Mark could pull off. A powerful song indeed. It hit #14 on the Australian singles chart.
Several darker acoustic ballads signal the difference between this album and its predecessor, both being a departure from the new wave, energetic rocking earlier albums, The Monkey Grip EP, Desperate, What A Life and Tempermental.
There are two instrumental links on this album which stretches it to 14 songs. Half of the songs are run off the mill Divinyls which does make the album a little uneven, but by no means dampens its strength and power.
Mark's guitar gives alot of edge to the songs as usual, especially on "Im Jealous". Chrissy's voice is both sexy, vulnerable and husky, alot mellower than her wailing banshee vocalisations of the mid 80's.
The stronger tracks include, "Human On The Inside" which is a catchy mid tempo rock song anchored by a great bassline and some great lyrics. "Come Down To Earth" is a moody and poignant acoustic piece and downright raunchy with "Sex Will Keep Us Together".
Unpolished mid tempo rock with some good guitar licks, a few darker acoustic ballads make for a good collection. If you are a new fan, make this a later purchase"
AWESOME to the most extreme-A MASTERPIECE
Arthur G. Decker | Woodstock, Georgia United States | 12/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A MASTERPIECE ON PAR WITH REMBRANDT'S NIGHTWATCH-and I am NOT kidding"