is an album by Australian rock
. It was released on 3 June 2002. It peaked at #2 on the ARIA
album charts. The album spawned four singles: "Chemical Heart
", "Lost Control
", "No Reason
" and "1000 Miles". These singles had a strong showing in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2002
with "Chemical Heart" reaching #2, "Lost Control" at #14, "No Reason" at #15 and "1000 Miles" at #47.
The heartfelt ballad "Chemical Heart
" was the first single to be released and marked a change in focus for the band towards a more mature, mainstream sound. This change would become more apparent on their next album release, Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills
, however New Detention
did contain songs in the classic Grinspoon style to appeal to fans of their previous work, such as the songs "Boltcutter" and "Killswitch".
rerelease of the album included a bonus CD that contained the tracks from the Panic Attack
EP, which is now unavailable individually. The album was re-released again without the bonus CD on 19 July 2004. Also, the album was released in the United States, due to its popularity in Australia, but only as an import. However, in the United Kingdom, this was released as a full release.
The original cover featured a target range over a classroom with empty desks, which was misinterpreted by some as promoting terrorism
. However, the photo had to be changed... Read More