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Powderfinger Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B00005B8NZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Waiting For The Sun
2. My Happiness
3. The Metre
4. Like A Dog
5. Odyssey #5
6. Up & Down & Back Again
7. My Kind Of Scene
8. These Days
9. We Should Be Together Now
10. Thrillology
11. Whatever Makes You Happy
12. Nature Boy
13. Waiting For The Sun
14. My Kind Of Scene
15. My Happiness

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Britain please sit up and take notice! 4 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the first album to be released in this country by the five piece known as Powderfinger. The Antipodean quintet have brought their unique sound over to our shores to save us from the mundanity of our charts at the moment. From the first listen of this album you just know that these guys are something different. It's off the wall, rocky, melodic and downright sexy. Bernard's voice assaults your ears and implores you to listen for longer...and how can you refuse? All the tracks have their own little bit of specialness and it's down to your own tastes as to which are your favourites. For me Waiting for the Sun, the opening track, is awesome, definitely a spine tingler with it's throbbing bass and strong guitars. On the other hand, The Metre and its string arrangement yet again leaves me trembling!! And not forgetting Like a Dog. Pure Rock and Roll..FANTASTIC! I'm giving this album 5 stars..I liked it when I first heard it and now I love it. It's completely grown on me and I find myself humming the tunes throughout the day. Sheer genius...nice one!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a must have! 6 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album taking a chance on an amazon.co.uk 'Customers who bought music by Pete Murray also bought...' recommendation and would definitely do so again!
I have to agree with some of the other reviews up here - I've not heard anything like them before so I don't really know which bucket to put them in. They have a little bit of a sixties rock feel to their music, especially 'Like A Dog' which has to be my favourite track on the album.
Fantastic album - funky guitar riffs, great lyrics, really varied tracks ranging from the slow and thoughtful 'Whatever Makes You Happy' to 'We Should Be Together Now' and the bonus track after 'Whatever Makes You Happy' on the version I bought - 'Nature Boy' - which will really get your head moving and your fingers tapping.
My other favourite tracks are 'Waiting for the Sun' and 'My Happiness'. Definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of funky rock. GO BUY IT.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 9 Feb 2004
By Yim
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album, the first one that i got from this Brisbane band, having heard 'my happiness' on the radio in Oz.
Still listen to this a lot, largely because there isn't a bad track on the album. It's a bit different to their other stuff which is generally a bit more rocky, but different isn't always a bad thing.
Ideally to create an amazing album: if you could take the best bits from this and from their more recent album Vulture Street. This is clearly not possible, so you might as well buy both, like I have done!
Highly recommended. If you like this, check out Something for Kate...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Punchy antipodean masterpiece! 3 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this because when we got to V2001 on Sunday, they blew us away! This album is an admirable collection of catchy riffs and classy vocals; its almost like having Page & Plant plus Deep Purple at their peak updated into the 21st century! The most endearing quality is that the songs are all strong and if you once think they've gone slightly off in any one track, its cos they're about to hit you with a strident change of key or pace, a driving bassline or a lyric that smacks you right between the eyes and leaves you thinking.....yeah! I've recommended it to a few like-minded mates & I recxommend it to anyone actually - go on, you know you want to....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You NEED this album! 24 April 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album on the strength of a Q review. Although they only gave it 3 stars (it deserves 5) they advised to buy this album if you like Crowded House or Counting Crows, I do so I did. What a find! At first listen you can pick out a couple of tracks that sound great but with continued listening you realise that this album is a grower and it has become my favourite album of all time. It’s hard to pick out a favourite track as from start to finish each song has its individual merits – there are the sing-along anthemic ones like ‘My Happiness’; the rock inspired ‘Like a Dog’; the lyrically perfect ‘Up & Down & Back Again’; the growers that you only notice how fantastic they are after 3 months of having it on your car stereo, like ‘Thrilliology’ and ‘The Metre’. It even ends perfectly with ‘Whatever Makes you Happy’. It’s hard to put Powderfinger into a category of music and it’s hard to compare them to anything else I know but if you appreciate good rock/pop with interesting lyrics you won’t regret buying this album. They should offer a money back guarantee – I’m sure no one would ever take them up on it and it might make people over here to sit up and take notice of Powderfinger as they deserve to be huge.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive 12 Dec 2003
By Ez
Format:Audio CD
Because Australia is pretty much separated from the rest of the world, the music is often different from what you may find elsewhere. And because of the large amount of foreign music shoved into the Aussie culture, it therefore makes Australian musicians determined to stand out - and for the better.
Meet Powderfinger, one of Australia's premier rock bands. Their earlier albums were harder rock (as is their latest venture, "Vulture Street"), but what makes "Odyssey Number Five" stand out is the powerful quality, and it's gentler than "The Finger's" other albums. And while it does have some tracks you could brush over, there are some truly stunning ones to keep you interested.
"My Happiness" was number one on Triple J's Hottest 100 for a year (Triple J being an Aussie radio station that mostly plays local alternative music). It's a light rock ballad, but I think I've heard it too many times for me to be able to properly appreciate it. This is a problem when music that you like happens to be commercially friendly.
"Like a Dog" is one of the best tracks on the album. It's rock, with some great riffs, definitely a song for driving. It also seems to have a close connection with Australia, and not just because boxing star Anthony "The Man" Mundine appeared in the film clip. Some examples of references to Australia include "Now we're trying hard to reconcile a history of shame, but he reinforced the barriers that keep it the same" as well as "But it's a fine, fine time for the people in the lucky land." Meanwhile, "These Days" is simply brilliant. You'll know what I mean if you've heard it. And "Up & Down & Back Again" is another powerful track, with somewhat of a pleading quality in lead singer Bernard Fanning's voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect to relax to
I first listened to this album in a record store in Sydney 2001 whilst travelling. It has been one of my top 5 albums since, I try hard not to over play it but its just a fantastic... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr Andrew Sean Herbert
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 - 4 outstanding tracks and some very average ones
Any band named after a Neil Young song has to be good, right? And these guys are. Yet, surprisingly then, they are not themselves country-rock or even grunge. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Captain Kirk
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Awesome great seller awesome product that was very enjoyable and something that we want to watch lots. It is something worth buying.
Published on 30 Sep 2011 by Daniel Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive
amazing album - can't stop listening to it...it draws you back in time and again!
Published on 14 Sep 2010 by natski
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid stuff from down under
I heard the opening track "Waiting For The Sun" for the first time in a clothes shop in London a few weeks ago. Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2010 by Stephen J. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional, decent modern music
This is not my usual style of music to listen to but a friend persisted in telling me to hear this album. I caved in and boy am I glad. Read more
Published on 10 May 2009 by Krisman
5.0 out of 5 stars Best band in the world
If you have never heard of the finger, you havent lived!Saw them for the first time back in 2001 in oz and they really are the best band in the world. Read more
Published on 31 Aug 2007 by Debs
5.0 out of 5 stars The best band you've never heard of.....
Having lived in Aus for a few years where Powderfinger were played pretty much every day on the radio, I'm amazed that very few people in the UK have heard of them. Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like this
have a look at THE FRAMES - an excellent irish band who are not very well known in england but are huge in ireland. Read more
Published on 25 July 2005 by "chipsno1"
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that is a emotional, lirical, musical masterpice
I am so thankfull that my friend has a cousin in australia, he sent the album over as a birthday present and my friend baught it into school a few days after he got it, He was... Read more
Published on 6 July 2004 by Mr Vision
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