Time On Earth - Crowded House
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  • Summary: The Australian-based band is back with their first album since 1993.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. As reunion/comeback albums go, Time on Earth is outstanding.
  2. 86
    Crowded House guys can confidently say their time on Earth is currently well-spent.
  3. Expect to hear a smattering of gems from Time On Earth, more than holding their own with the band's much loved and more famous moments.
  4. There's a sustained tone to Time on Earth that Finn's rarely mastered, and that alone comes closer than you might have thought possible to making the record an unqualified success.
  5. 70
    Time on Earth is an assured, soothing collection of sweet-tempered pop tunes ("Even a Child"), and ballads ("Pour Le Monde").
  6. The project's 14 tracks are still filled with well-made guitar and piano pop that only missteps when Finn and company lapse into whispery quietude for too long.
  7. Anyone hoping for another "Don’t Dream It’s Over" is going to find Time On Earth a disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. evokoder
    Sep 17, 2007
    There's not much out there to top this at the moment. Finn is a songwriting god!
  2. Shari
    Aug 16, 2007
    Just saw them in concert in Ann Arbor. Awesome! Love the new CD too!
  3. JohnL.
    Aug 29, 2007
    The more you listen the more you realize Neil Finn is easily the equal of the greatest singer-songwriters of this age. Yes, that includes Paul McCartney. Every song so well crafted, so emotionally sung. Welcome back Crowded House! Expand
  4. PaulJ.
    Jul 10, 2007
    Welcome back, boys! Your table is ready. After a long, long time Crowded House is back and they have rewarded their fans with a solid effort. Great songs, catchy melodies, an extremely pleasant return and they're touring, too. Life is good! Expand
  5. Christina
    Aug 13, 2007
    Nikko, No need to be insulting. I'm an American and have been a fan of Neil Finn (and Tim Finn) since I first saw Split Enz in 1981. There has never been, in my opinion, another singer/songwriter who could top their genius. Todd W said it all. I, too, am thankful for living in this Time on Earth to have been able to experience such melodic wonder. Expand
  6. Aussie1
    Aug 23, 2007
    Great album. great band . Why is it that kiwis always get upset when this band is called australian...paul was and nick is an australian? Neil and others kiwis. the band formed in melbourne and wrote many of its songs about melbourne and new zealand. Up until more recent times they were considered an australian band for many reasons but they are in essence a mix. Get over it kiwis. Expand
  7. matta.
    Aug 8, 2007
    Nikko, Hot Press is actually a British publication so you sound like a fucking retard with rants about America. Make sure you figure shit out before you out yourself as an American-hating little cunt next time. Oh, the album. It is decent. Expand

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