Odyssey Number Five is the fourth studio album by Australian rock band
Powderfinger (lead guitarist Ian Haug pictured), produced by Nick DiDia
and released on 4 September 2000. The album was the band's shortest
yet, focusing on social, political, and emotional issues that had
appeared in prior works, especially Internationalist. The album produced
four singles. The most successful, "My Happiness", reached number 4 on
the ARIA Singles Chart, won the 2001 ARIA Music Award for "Single of
the Year", and topped Triple J's Hottest 100 in 2000. The album also
featured "These Days", which topped Triple J's Hottest 100 in 1999. The
album was also ranked at number 1 in Triple J's Hottest 100 Australian
Albums of All Time poll in 2011. Many critics lauded the album as
Powderfinger's best work; one stated that the album was "the Finger's
Crowning Glory", however, others were critical of the "imitation"
contained in the album. Overall, the album won five ARIA Music Awards in
2001 and was certified platinum seven times. Odyssey Number Five was
Powderfinger's first album to chart in the United States, and the band
toured extensively around North America to promote its release.
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