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For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

With ‘Woodface,’ Crowded House made one of the best, and most enduring, releases of the 1990s. Unfortunately, the album just started all wrong.

Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

Released this summer five years ago, Crowded House’s ‘Intriguer’ ended with the words “sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss.” They’d done just that.

Something Else! sneak peek: Crowded House, “Only Way To Go is Forwards” (2008, previously unreleased)

Something Else! sneak peek: Crowded House, “Only Way To Go is Forwards” (2008, previously unreleased)

Neal Finn is streaming a previously unreleased song called “Only Way to Go is Forwards” on his web site, giving fans a long-hoped-for chance to hear new music from Crowded House.

Download: Tim Finn, "People Like Us" (2012)

Inspirational without feeling like a too-easy bromide, Tim Finn’s free download “People Like Us” urges us, gently but insistently, toward contentment with what’s left in our lives.

Forgotten series: Sixpence None The Richer – Divine Discontent (2003)

What do the following artists have in common: Rickie Lee Jones, Natalie Merchant, Lori Mckenna, The Sundays, Bjork, Kate Bush, Ani DiFranco and Dar Williams?

Finn Brothers – Everyone Is Here (2004)

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 IRead More

Crowded House – Time On Earth (2007)

Sometimes you just can’t hear things right. Or maybe it’s just me, I don’t know. Whatever the case, that happened here. Time On Earth eluded me for months after its release.

Half Notes: Liam Finn – FOMO (2011)

Liam Finn’s second solo record is different, something far more conventionally pop-infused than his 2007 debut, a thrilling but almost confusingly complex outburst of creativity called I’ll Be Lightning — and that can, at first, sound like a step backward. It starts with his noticeable drift back into the shadow of Dear Old Dad. There are times here, maybe tooRead More

Top 10 Keepers for 2010: From the Black Keys to Brian Eno to Buddy Guy

by Nick DeRiso For me, the traditional year-ending Top 10 list has a more utilitarian standard: Which albums did I add to my permanent rotation? See, it’s the rarest of rare items that actually becomes a member of the collection. That’s the kind of standout recording we’ll be talking about today for my calendar-turning retrospective. I don’t know if theyRead More

Tim Finn – Before and After (1993)

The finest of the tracks here point to a musical sensibility that’s a touch too ribald for Crowded House. Tim Finn, who had recently left after a short association with brother Neil’s band, experiments with a number of far-out sounds: A processed background vocal on “Can’t Do Both”; the fuzzy bassline, and crazy keyboard counterpoint, on “I Found It”; aRead More

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