Flat Chat is a 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. 21 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[2]

Flat Chat
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Compilation album by
Released14 August 2006 (2006-08-14)
Recorded1978–2002
GenreRock
Length68:25
LabelSony BMG
Midnight Oil chronology
Best of Both Worlds
(2004)
Flat Chat
(2006)
Essential Oils
(2012)

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]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic      [5]

Track listingEdit

  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

ChartsEdit

Chart (2006) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 21

ReferencesEdit

  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). Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  5. ^ Flat Chat at AllMusic
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Midnight Oil – Flat Chat". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 November 2018.