Flat Chat

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Flat Chat
Compilation album by Midnight Oil
Released 14 August 2006 (2006-08-14)
Recorded 1978–2002
Genre Rock
Length 68:25
Label Sony BMG
Midnight Oil chronology
Best of Both Worlds
(2004)
Flat Chat
(2006)
Essential Oils
(2012)

Flat Chat is the second compilation album from the Australian rock band, Midnight Oil. It is a collection of their heavier rock songs, which gave them their reputation.[1] Flat Chat peaked at No. 31 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[2]

The title is taken from a lyric in their 1982 song, "Power and the Passion".[3] The Australian slang expression flat chat is used for "at the limit of one's powers or resources" or "working or moving as fast as possible".[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Only the Strong - 4:34
  2. Progress - 3:57
  3. Don't Wanna Be the One - 2:59
  4. Dreamworld - 3:35
  5. Hercules - 4:28
  6. Read About It - 3:56
  7. Section 5 (Bus to Bondi) - 3:00
  8. Cold Cold Change - 3:29
  9. Redneck Wonderland - 3:08
  10. Tell Me the Truth - 4:03
  11. Stand in Line - 4:48
  12. Pictures - 3:13
  13. Written in the Heart - 3:10
  14. Mosquito March - 3:07
  15. No Time for Games - 4:34
  16. Best of Both Worlds - 4:04
  17. Say Your Prayers - 4:25
  18. Run by Night - 3:55

References[edit]

  1. ^ Midnight Oil (2006), Flat Chat, Sony BMG Music. National Library of Australia, retrieved 15 April 2015 
  2. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Midnight Oil discography". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Chirgwin, Richard (9 July 2013). "Snowden's Australian 'revelations' are old news". The Register (Mike Magee, John Lettice). Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Moore, Bruce (October 2005). "From the Centre" (PDF). Ozwords. Australian National University. p. 5. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Flat Chat at AllMusic