Reflector (Killing Heidi album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||10 March 2000|
27 November 2000 (bonus disc)
|Recorded||June − September 1999|
|Label||Wah-Wah, Roadshow, 3:33|
|Killing Heidi chronology|
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)
All tracks written by Jesse and Ella Hooper.
- "Mascara" – 4:50
- "Weir" – 4:04
- "Superman/Supergirl" – 3:35
- "Astral Boy" – 3:08
- "Leave Me Alone" – 3:28
- "You Don't Know" – 3:02
- "A Jar Labelled Small" – 4:25
- "Class Celebrities" – 2:42
- "Live Without It" – 3:11
- "Real People" – 3:15
- "Jon's Song" – 4:19
- "Black Sheep" – 2:18
Deluxe edition bonus disc
Recorded live for Cold Live at the Chapel.
- "Real People"
- "Live Without It"
- "You Don't Know"
- "A Jar Labelled Small"
- "Talkback Interview"
- "Superman/Supergirl" (four-piece acoustic live version for Triple M)
- "Weir" (USA music video)
- "Superman/Supergirl" (music video)
- Interview and information with Courteney Cox
- 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
- 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
- 2000 ARIA Awards, Single of the Year for "Mascara" (lost to Madison Avenue's "Don't Call Me Baby")
- 2000 ARIA Awards, Highest Selling Album for Reflector (lost to Savage Garden's Affirmation)
- 2000 ARIA Awards, Best Cover Art (by Paul Kosky) for Reflector (lost to Janet English's art for Spiderbait's single "Glokenpop")
- 2001 ARIA Awards, Best Group for "Superman/Supergirl" (lost to Powderfinger's Odyssey Number Five)
- 2001 ARIA Awards, Producer of the Year (Paul Kosky) for "Superman/Supergirl" (lost to Bobbydazzler's art for The Avalanches' album Since I Left You)
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||1|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||19|
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||5|
|Australia (ARIA)||4× Platinum||280,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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