Finn Brothers – Everyone Is Here (2004)

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Oh, what this could have been … and yet it’s still a pleasing piece of work. My hopes were high when it was announced that the Finn brothers Neil and Tim (both ex- of Crowded House and Split Enz) new album would come out, so I was a little disappointed when it didn’t quite live up to the expectations I had.

Someone once said “expectations are a prison” and so I did my best to put aside the expectations I had and found that the album as a whole has a loose, melodic warmth that is quite pleasing to the ear. While some songs are almost embarassingly simple, as is the case with “Disembodied Voices,” or overly syrupy feel-good pap like “Nothing Wrong With You,” there’s nothing particularly offensive about the album.

There’s nothing particularly surprising, either, unfortunately, and the album finds itself ranked in the middle of the associated Crowded House releases.

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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson has contributed to Blogcritics, and maintained a series of stand-alone sites including Known Johnson, Everything is a Mess and others. He studied both creative writing and then studio art at Arizona State. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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