I was always aware of Crowded House's presence, but never really took the time to bother with them. I guess I was more into my 'cool' indie music to worry about their stuff. It was only last year when I saw Recurring Dream in an HMV sale, so I kinda thought 'What the hell, why not?'. I knew of quite a few of their UK singles, but the rest of it was alien to me. It was only when I listened through the album that I realised what I'd been missing - what an absolutely outstanding group!! They effortlessly combine elegant and sweeping melodies with gorgeous music, inspired lyrics and overall an accomplished sound which always amazes me when I hear it. The CD is rarely out of my player - a year on it isn't even slightly exhausted. My favourites would be 'Fall at Your Feet', 'Private Universe', 'You'd better be home soon' and 'Four Seasons in One Day' - although thats not to say that I dont love all the others too! So I would honestly urge anyone who appreciates great songwriting to check this album out - and for all you indie purists, have no fear either, its soooo worth it!