Release Date: Jun 4, 2021
Record label: BMG
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After an 11 year hiatus, Crowded House are back, although the Finns have hardly been sat around with their feet up. The band’s seventh album follows on the heels of Neil Finn’s stint as a touring member of Fleetwood Mac, an experience that seems to have inspired him to give his own band a bit of a shake-up. The 2021 version of Crowded House is very much a family affair.
Crowded House aren't exactly the coolest name to drop in casual conversation. The kinda-Kiwi-but-formed-in-Melbourne outfit are perhaps too pleasant on the ear, too classic in their approach to win over the hipper than thou tastemakers. But y'know what? Screw 'em! Crowded House make songs would bands can only dream about - in fact, slap some ironic inverted commas around those hits and you'd find the online clout-chasers streaming until their fingers bled.
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