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Intelligent, Grown-up, Pop Music with Guitars....,
This review is from: Intriguer (Audio CD)
Crowded House are a band easy to admire, but maybe less so, i find, to get overly excited about. The magnificent 'Time On Earth' went someway to changing my opinion of them, and i would admit my expectations were high for a new album. It has taken more than a few listens for 'Intriguer' to finally live up to those hopes, even if it's still not quite as good as 'Time On Earth'. As usual, a few of their songs seep into the subconscious, and 'Saturday Sun', 'Amsterdam' and 'Twice If You're Lucky' will rightfully take their place on the list too long to mention of classic Crowded House tunes. Intelligent, grown-up, pop music with guitars, Crowded House do seem to be treading a similar path to Wilco, and as it turns out, both 'Intriguer' and 'Wilco(the album)' were produced by Jim Scott. All in all, there is nothing here that will surprise you and everything in Crowded House world is at it should be, which i for one, am actually thankful for.