Fomo - Liam Finn
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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter from New Zealand releases his second solo album.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    80
    His knack for hooks and his skill at construction may mirror that of his father, but Liam Finn is his own man, displaying a keen fondness for psychedelia, and spending as much time crafting sound as song, resulting in a record that has enough hooks to pull a listener in on first spin, yet is dense enough to warrant decoding on subsequent plays.
  2. Finn's second album continues the project he undertook with his first – namely to shake off the shackles of being "Neil Finn's son" by swamping his dreamy, Beatles-esque pop songs with moments of electronic and percussive madness.
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    To some he may always be Neil's boy, but Liam Finn is very much his own man. [Aug. 2011, p. 98]
  4. Jun 21, 2011
    72
    FOMO shows Finn heading in an exciting direction, paradoxically stretching out his vision and ample talent while delivering a more cohesive record in the process.
  5. Aug 10, 2011
    70
    There are perhaps ways to defy expectations and still capture that truth about oneself, though that's not present in Two Matchsticks. Holding that against The Wooden Birds is certainly unfair in many ways, but still must be accounted for.
  6. Jun 17, 2011
    70
    The musical spitting 
image of his dad Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz), Liam blends sophisticated melodies and wistful vocals with masterful authority.
  7. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    FOMO is seldom revelatory, but its concise pop never wears out its welcome.

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  1. Jul 25, 2011
    8
    A much poppier effort than than his previous album, and ep, but still a fantastic album. Filled as usual with his hooks and heavy layering, driven by his guitar and percussion, songs like Cold Feet may appear to a radio friendly auidence, while tunes like The Struggle should please fans of his previous stuff. A good album for when you're in a happy, jumpy mood or feeling crappy and want a little pick me up. Expand