I had the great pleasure of catching the Finn Brothers in concert at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall back in October. They were utterly brilliant. Apart from playing some excellent Crowded House/Split Enz/solo Tim/solo Neil songs, the Finns showcased their superb new album. One by one, each tune rolled out like a ready made classic. I got the album afterwards and kept thinking "Best Album 2004" with each listen. Neil & Tim can both compose bewitching melodies and pen very sharply observant lyrics. On "Everyone Is Here", they have conjured up what I think is a perfect suite of songs that drip with love, nostalgia, regret, happiness, sadness, humour. There's no cheese, no gimmicks - just honest, powerful songs. Apart from Brian Wilson's "Smile", there hasn't been a release this year that has moved me as emotionally or spiritually as "Everyone Is Here".