Reflector (Killing Heidi album)

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Reflector
Studio album by Killing Heidi
Released 12 March 2000
27 November 2000 (bonus disc)[1]
Genre Rock
Length 42:22
Label Roadshow Entertainment
Producer Paul Kosky
Killing Heidi chronology
Reflector
(2000)
Present
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Reflector is the debut album of Australian band Killing Heidi, released in 2000.

Album information[edit]

The album was an enormous success, propelling the band to prominence and eventually spending seven weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA charts. It eventually went 5x Platinum in Australia (selling over 350,000 copies) and won the ARIA Award for Album of the Year at the ARIA Music Awards of 2000.

Upon its release in early 2000, Reflector became the fastest-selling album in Australian music history.

Reflector spawned four hit singles: "Weir" (which peaked at No. 6 on the national charts in 1999), "Mascara" (the band's first No. 1 single), "Live Without It" (No. 5), and "Superman Supergirl" (No. 57)

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jesse and Ella Hooper.

  1. "Mascara" – 4:50
  2. "Weir" – 4:04
  3. "Superman/Supergirl" – 3:35
  4. "Astral Boy" – 3:08
  5. "Leave Me Alone" – 3:28
  6. "You Don't Know" – 3:02
  7. "A Jar Labelled Small" – 4:25
  8. "Class Celebrities" – 2:42
  9. "Live Without It" – 3:11
  10. "Real People" – 3:15
  11. "Jon's Song" – 4:19
  12. "Black Sheep" – 2:18

Deluxe edition bonus disc[edit]

Recorded live for Cold Live at the Chapel.[3]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Kettle"
  3. "Real People"
  4. "Live Without It"
  5. "You Don't Know"
  6. "Weir"
  7. "Mascara"
  8. "Superstar"
  9. "A Jar Labelled Small"
  10. "Talkback Interview"
  11. "Superman/Supergirl" (four-piece acoustic live version for Triple M)

CD-ROM features[edit]

  1. "Weir" (USA music video)
  2. "Superman/Supergirl" (music video)
  3. Interview and information with Courteney Cox

Singles[edit]

Released as the first single in 1999, the song became a teen anthem. It peaked at No. 6 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, and went on to sell over 70,000 copies to be certified Platinum. It was also released in New Zealand, where it barely made top 50, and in the United States it failed to chart. Two videos were made for the song, one being the original video, and the US video, used as Promo for the US.
Released as the second single, it was released on two formats. The first edition, which was in release for 7 weeks, was a 2-track CD, and is somewhat rare. 7 weeks after the 2-track release, it was re-released as "Mascara/Leave Me Alone", "Leave Me Alone" being the B-side. It shot straight to No. 1 upon its release, and stayed there for 3 consecutive weeks. It was accredited Platinum, selling over 70,000 copies. Like its predecessor, the single failed to have success in New Zealand, barely scraping into the top 50.
The third single, "Live Without It" was released in 2000 and became a radio favourite, receiving heavy airplay. A colourful music video was produced. It debuted at No. 6 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, before peaking at No. 5 the next week. It then failed to maintain sales, and kept dramatically falling, spending only 9 weeks inside the national top 50. It was certified Gold in Australia. It is the band's best charting single in New Zealand. Although only peaking at No. 28, it spent 8 weeks inside the top 40.
Released as the fourth single from the album in 2000, the single failed to have chart success, only reaching a peak of No. 57 in Australia. It was thought that its poor performance was due to lack of promotion (average airplay and a music video). The single was released as "Superman Supergirl"/"Black Sheep", with "Black Sheep" being the B-side. It was not released in New Zealand, and was the final single released from the album in Australia.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2000 ARIA Awards, Album of the Year for Reflector
  • 2000 ARIA Awards, Best Group for Reflector
  • 2000 ARIA Awards, Breakthrough Artist – Album for Reflector
  • 2000 ARIA Awards, Best Rock Album for Reflector

Nominations[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Reflector debuted on the ARIA charts at number 1 on 19 March 2000. It stayed there for 4 weeks running, then fell to #2, then climbed to #1 for another 3 weeks. On 19 November 2000 it was at #29. Then it fell out of the top 50. Then 3 weeks later it re-entered the top fifty for another 8 weeks before leaving for the last time.

Year Chart Position Certification
2000 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1 5xPlatinum (350,000 copies sold)
ARIA End Of Year Chart 2000 5[4]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Supernatural by Santana
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
20 March - 9 April 2000
17 April - 7 May 2000
Succeeded by
The Power by Vanessa Amorosi