12 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although Neil Finn spent a large part of his career ascending charts alongside brother Tim, the songwriter’s solo albums are a testament to his most adventurous creative inclinations. Opening with the slyly seductive slow-burner, “Impressions”, Finn’s third solo endeavour features exquisitely detailed cinematic rock. Alternately pleading (“Better Than TV”), playful (“Recluse”), and pensive (“In My Blood”), Finn’s acrobatic melodies are complimented by eclectic production (employing everything from orchestral brass and ’70s wah-wah guitar to a sampled airplane engine). The result is a satisfying, deeply personal album from a songwriter who proves that big risks can bear big rewards.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although Neil Finn spent a large part of his career ascending charts alongside brother Tim, the songwriter’s solo albums are a testament to his most adventurous creative inclinations. Opening with the slyly seductive slow-burner, “Impressions”, Finn’s third solo endeavour features exquisitely detailed cinematic rock. Alternately pleading (“Better Than TV”), playful (“Recluse”), and pensive (“In My Blood”), Finn’s acrobatic melodies are complimented by eclectic production (employing everything from orchestral brass and ’70s wah-wah guitar to a sampled airplane engine). The result is a satisfying, deeply personal album from a songwriter who proves that big risks can bear big rewards.

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