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Woodface

Crowded House

1991

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Woodface

Rating

3.13

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3547

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About halfway through the album, somebody starts shouting during the outro to a song. It got my attention, because it was the first time anybody in the band showed any emotion. I'm probably being too cynical, but it sure feels like Crowded House worked their way joylessly through a checklist. Scathing indictment of American culture? Check. Multiple instrumental solos that are just long enough to display some talent? Check. Children's choir singing backing vocals? You betcha. The one thing they forgot to pack? A bit of passion. It shouldn't feel like a chore to listen to a 48-minute pop rock album, but here we are. Best track: Fall at Your Feet

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"There goes God in his sexy pants and his sausage dog" is a high point of this album, it is all downhill after that.

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5

I actually really like this album. I would actually look up more by them and consider getting an album for my playlist.

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4

After two listens, it finally clicked that this band has a very R.E.M. feel to them. I really enjoyed it, even if at times the instruments sound like they're from the Spyro video game series. Great album from front to back. Favorite tracks: "Tall Trees", "Weather With You", "It's Only Natural"

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4

Cool, nice, didn't know "Weather is with you" is their song

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4

What a beautiful album this one is...the songs sing to you in such a friendly and welcoming vibe. All the hits could be played in almost any life situation and everyone would still sing along. ‘Fall At Your Feet’ is a classic example of one of these tracks which hits you right in the guts but somehow still gives you hope. The ‘B’ tracks are just as engaging and a joy to listen to in their own right...and that’s honestly what makes a great album. 4 Stars!

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4

Sounded like a classic rock album, despite being more recent than I extracted. I liked the beginning better than the end, but overall pretty solid.

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4

I enjoyed the entire album. It's light and fun, makes for an easy listen. Nostalgic sound and I'll go listen to more of their stuff.

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4

Woodface - Crowded House. 14 tracks. I've owned Crowded House albums before, but never this one despite it heavily influencing my early adult life. It's quite varied and very good. Interesting that this was largely written by both Finn brothers rather than just Neil. 4/5.

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Had never heard of this band before. I liked them, and they have a cool, fresh sound but it didn't wow me either. A good easy listen, but I'm not itching to revisit immediately

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A tour de force of nostalgia. Perfectly alligned with the rock movement of early to mid 90’s. Rembrandts, Hootie and the Blowfish, Goo Goo Dolls...all of which would fit perfectly for a couple of bars between the scene segues in Friends; seasons 1 and 2. Any album with “Fall at Your Feet” should be getting a strong vote however the album delves into a mushy slop of generic easy listening with the lyrics trumping the overall unoriginality of the record. Some of the Bass lines always stumped me as a less experienced bass player and a close listen will prove why on the timings and fills. Fun fact: bass player Nick Seymour compiled backing tracks for adult movies before making it big with Crowded House. He moved to Dublin in the late 90’s and was involved with the early production of Bell X1

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3

Forgotten album of my childhood. Holy shit. My Dad used to play this all the time and I remember staring at the cover thinking about how it resembled The Mask w/ Jim Carrey. Nostalgia for me.

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3

A very 90s crowd-pleaser piece of pop rock. This would be great background music for grilling or hanging around a campfire on a summer night. But when listened more intently than that, only about half the songs really hold up for me. It just barely missed out on its fourth star.

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Loved the first record. Tolerated the second record. Couldn't stand this one and never listened to anything else by them.

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If you want the most generic, background music during Gilmore Girls album then this is for you. I really can’t for the life of me figure out why this album is on this list. It sounds like every other run of the mill 90s alt-rock album. It doesn’t even have that one or two fun songs to make playing the album worth it. There’s a lot of albums that I’ve listened to during this that I’m not super into but I understand why they’re on this list. I have no answers for this one. This is bad. Do yourself a favor and listen to any of the other 10,000 90s bands that sound like this. Or better yet, maybe skip that realm altogether.

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4,5/5

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I can't believe I've never heard of this band before what is wrong with me

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5

This album starts out with a bang with "Chocolate Cake;" It's catchy, light, and fun. The album sags a little bit in places but never breaks, carrying that fun and lighthearted tone throughout. The vocals work really well together and the backing instrumentals are different enough between each song that it doesn't ever feel like any two songs blur together. Some of the songs are even beautiful and solemn, like "Four Seasons in One Day," but they don't detract from the positive feeling the album gives you.

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5

very good

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5

Me sorprendió, muy bueno.

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5

Excellent

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5

One of the most apt album titles and art. A very good night album.

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5

Awesome. Exactly the kind of stuff I had hoped to discover here. Except for "Weather With You", I hadn't heard any song on this album, despite its quality.

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5

I'm biased, as I already love Crowded House, though Temple of Low Men is the best album. Fall At Your Feet is such a simple but achingly beautiful love song... Love how they take simple songs and always add a twist - an unusual time signature, layered production that grows through the song, clever harmonies. Fav new song: Four Seasons In One Day

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5

Interesting way of rock

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5

5/5 Really nice and relaxing album

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5

Love this album Crowded House at there best

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5

The talent in the Finn family is just ridiculous. Some misfires here, but when they work, HOLY FUCK.

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5

Mooie ballads afgewisseld met leuke popdeuntjes voorzien van respectievelijke mooie en leuke teksten. 'There goes God' bracht een glimlach op het gezicht

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5

This is one of my all-time favourite albums. Crowded House have beautiful melodies and Neil Finn is a genius songwriter, as showcased on this albums many hits. Even his brother (of Split Enz fame) helps out on a lot of the tracks. My favourite Crowded House record, even if it isn't generally agreed upon as their best.

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5

Like a fine teak cabinet full of treasures.

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5

Harmonies. Storytelling. Nostalgia. Took me back to the living room floor with headphones on.

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5

this is a 5 for me! woof.

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4

1991. Key Songs: Four Seasons In One Day, Fall At Your Feet, Weather With You

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4

Going in, I had no idea who these guys were, but after a couple songs I was absolutely sure they were from Australia or New Zealand. A jangly guitar sound and an intuitive understanding of Western music theory make for songs that are both catchy and beautiful, and for one reason or another they're pretty strong signals for a band being from Oz or NZ. (However, it was a little surprising that these guys weren't from Dunedin.) I'm going with a 4 for now, solely because I'm extremely sparing with my 5s, but there's an extremely strong probability that I bump this up on RateYourMusic a year or two from now. Best song: It's Only Natural was really good, and How Will You Go was a magical closer, although there are a ton to choose from.

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4

Wow what a find

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4

It was certainly not the album with the hit on it. It was a solid pop albun with the angst one expects from crowded house, but nothing really stuck out as a single to me.

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4

Nice, easy listen. Good for working to or as background music.

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Cuando vi este nombre no pasó por mi cabeza que fuera la banda que hizo "Don't dream it's over". El disco me sorprendió muy positivamente pues siento que este es el Soft Rock muy bien producido que vale la pena: cada canción tiene algún detalle musical, algún arreglo, algo en la voz que la hace disfrutable. En especial me gustaron 'Four Seasons In One Day', 'All I Ask' y 'As Sure As I Am'.

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I’ve lived in New Zealand for 8yrs and now listened to one of the best New Zealand albums ever. Not an Aussie album.

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I don’t know much about Crowded House. I’m digging this album. Easy to listen to, hook-heavy 90’s pop. Kind of reminds me of Toad the Wet Sprocket a bit.

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4

Stop moaning

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4

A lovely easy listen.

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4

Catchy pop. Good fun. Great in concert too.

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I liked this more than I expected.

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4/5

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Nice, easy listen! Little throwback rock

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very rustic, reminded me of a road trip out west with harmonica and accordion

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4

It was pretty good. I wish they had kept the energy of the first few of songs through the rest of the album, but I'm not going to say I didn't enjoy some of the quieter songs of the second half. Favorite track: Fall At Your Feet

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4

5/14 okay

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Bit of a guilty pleasure, enjoyed the album. It's Only Natural, Fall At Your Feet, Weather With You are all amazing and there's a load of quality tracks in between. The hidden track caught me a little off guard mind.

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4

pretty good love some of them

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4

The songs on this album are well-crafted pop music. Heck, "Four Seasons in One Day" feels very much like it could have been a Beatles song, and other highlights such as "Weather With You" and "Fall at your Feet" still holding up today.

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4

Very solid album. Only one or two songs that really stand out and catch your attention. The albums has a great vibe.

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4

Almost a 5 for me. This is a very very good listen. I didn't really dislike any song, and most of them I would re-visit in a heartbeat.

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4

I fell asleep listening, but from what I did hear it was solid. Ill listen again.

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4

Pretty fun listen, had a good rhythm and vibe

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4

Before this I had never listened to Crowded House except for that hey now HEEEEEY NOOOW song. First observation is how awesome that album cover is. Love it. Chocolate Cake is a pretty fantastic opening track. I am loving the bass tone. It's Only Natural's chorus is less catchy than the verses? but still good. I love the verses. REminds me of Get in Line by BNL Fall at Your Feet - Seriously, maybe it's these headphones? but by god does the bass sound great on this record... Tall Trees - four tracks in and I am 100% sold on this album. This is so great. Weather With You - Harmonies on this track and the drum sounds are outstanding. Whispers and Moans - Some nice synth layers in this The second half of Italian Plastic in particular is just so good. This a really good record!

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4

Everywhere you go… you could probably listen to this album

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4

Nice album with some classics on it

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4

Never heard of these guys before but I’m a fan

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4

This album makes me wish that this band had more hits

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4

7/10

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Never heard of this band before. Really close to being a 5/5, but it does get a bit filler-y near the end. There's a lot of great songs here though, "Four Seasons in One Day" is my personal favorite.

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4

i liked this one a bit

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Love a bit of Crowded House. Half of the 16 tracks are really good and single worthy, four more are good, and the rest are meh. Fall at Your Feet, Whispers and Moans, and Weather With You were my favourites here.

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4

Great album

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first listen the Beatles of the 90s?

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4

Хороший альбом, насыщенный инструментами

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Crowded House's debut album was one of the first albums I bought way back when I started buying albums with my pocket money. By the time Woodface came around I had moved on to listening to mostly hard rock and metal, so never listened to Woodface except for the singles I heard. I was surprised at how many songs I was familiar with, and overall was a good listen. I will definitely dive into other Crowded House albums i may have missed over the years.

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4

It is one of those intimate secrets that you hold close to your heart, not saying it out loud because you don't fully realise it until it overwhelms you. Neil Finn is one of my favourite songwriters. What a way with words, what a master of melody, what an ability to capture life and time in a bottle.

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4

Good album, but extremely pedestrian. This is a very generous 4 based in my knowledge of Neil Finn and he amazing song writing skills.

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4

Awesome album, some real classic stand-out tracks on there. Wasn't sure about All I Ask though, thought it sounded like it belonged on a different album.

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4

The Enz of Split Enz became the beginning of something great . Some of their finest tunes of cross Tasman musos .

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4

Double listen - nearly perfect in places, almost too twee in others. Never listened before, couple of truly electric moments.

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4

What a pleasant surprise.

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I have absolutely never heard of this band before. But fuck it's good. 4

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4

Очень неплохая музыка, приземлённая

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4

Enjoyed this, especially the forst few tracks. Got a little cheesy for there in.

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4

The first 8 songs of this album are on pace for a 5 star banger... and then it just sort of meanders off and finishes with a set of both boring and weird tracks. Fall at Your Feet and Four Season in One Day are absolutely beautiful

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4

Tasteful and well composed

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4

Gostei

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J'ai adoré cet album dont je n'attendais pas grand chose. Tout l'inverse du virus LedZep4 somme toute, qui je le rapelle m'a cloué au lit pendant 4 jours.

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i like them and was surprised na Don't Dream it's over guys nga pala to

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3

Pretty decent poppy new wave album. Not very original, but fun nonetheless. Closer to a 3.5

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3

Weather with you and Four seasons in one day are nice but the rest seems pretty mediocre. Okay album overal but nothing extraordinary

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3

A few keepers in this one!

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Pari todella kovaa biisiä ja muutenkin ihan kivasti soiva.

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3

I felt like this album got better as it went along. It's not something that I will probably seek out in the future, but I would be super excited if this was playing in a grocery store while I was shopping 3/5

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super eclectic and mellow.

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Enjoyed this album. Sounded like the real people mixed with the bluetones

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Pretty good 👍.

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No nyt on aikuisrockia isolla A:lla. Normaalisti saan näppylöitä tällaisesta musiikista mutta täähän toimii ihan ok! Liekö keski-ikä iskemässä?

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It was good just different

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Este disco me suena a una mezcla entre George Harrison y Simply Red. Está agradable y fácil de escuchar, pero a la vez tampoco se me hizo el álbum que redefinió la música para siempre. Quizá lo hizo en Australia y eso le ganó estar en esta lista. Mi canción favorita fue "Italian Plastic", seguida de "It's Only Natural"

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3

Weather With You is a definite highlight of the album. It's good but nothing spectacular.

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3

If nothing else this project is acquainting me with the music of a lot of names/bands I've heard of but never listened to. This was really not to my taste though.

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3

Just some pleasant pop rock. No standout good or bad tracks. 6-7/10

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Hi Sebi hope you're having a great day :3

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2.5 | Al parecer los titanes australianos del pop rock alternativo... Se aprende algo nuevo cada día supongo. El primer punto que sí le tengo que alabar mucho al disco es que se oye en extremo limpio y bien producido, los arreglos de las canciones se oyen no más complejos de lo necesario según la canción y todo el disco tiene un sonido muy brillante, claro y nivelado. La música está bien, me agradó una buena parte sin llegar a sentir que fuera muy destacada en nada particular. Tiene algunas canciones que me llamaron mucho la atención como Weather With You, Fall At Your Feet o Italian Plastic, pero por otro lado llega a puntos que si de por sí ya la música se siente demasiado estándar e inofensiva se va al máximo adulto contemporáneo nivel "véanme soy su tío rockeron hazme mi cuba con presidente que buena está la fiesta traje unos aguacates rellenos" hasta con letras cursis como en Chocolate Cake o There Goes God. No es que tenga nada malo (por ejemplo cualquiera del disco me parece exponencialmente mejor que Steely Dan, que es un grupo que me sonaría medio comparable), pero simplemente no es mi estilo. Par de canciones agradables, el resto simplemente pasó y sonó agradable sin mucha pena ni gloria. Un poco de crédito extra por la buena producción y esas canciones buenas

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Rock muy suave. Blandito. Melódico.

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Recuerdo este disco cuando salió a la venta. Curiosamente algunas de sus canciones se han vuelto clásicos de la radio fórmula: Fall at your Feet, Weather with You y Four Seasons in One Day principalmente. Un disco interesante aunque solo sea por esas 3 canciones.

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Geht sehr glatt durch, gewissermaßen als Antipode zu „störend, weil tut nicht weh und fällt nicht auf. Früher, als die Welt noch in Ordnung war, hätte ich gesagt „WDR2-Musik“. Musik für Nichtraucher auch, dazu ein kleines Glas neuseeländischen Sauvignon Blanc. Weather With You ist natürlich ein Hit. 2,5 Sterne.

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3

couple of great singles and some boring shite.

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3

Never heard this before. It was enjoyable, but hasn't quite hooked me yet.

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3

Woodface gave. Me a smiley face cause on the face of that album was a smiling woodface. It wAs not terrible it was not great it just was. Three I shall give this

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3

Ihan ok, tästä ei jäänyt oikein mitään erikoista mieleen, ei ärsyttänyt.

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3

Jälleen peruskolmonen, ei suurta intoilua, ei suurta inhoa, ei suuria tunteita.

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Ihan ok poppisrokkia. Weather with you:n kertsi oli tuttu, joten lienee Suomessakin radiossa soinut.

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3

Hated the first song. Won me over by Take the Weather. Been on repeat since. Looking for a signed vinyl collection if anyone knows of any. Looking forward to the Castlefield Bowl gig in July.

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3

Inoffensive, often bordering on dull, but with a cosy familiarity. Nice end to the week’s listening.

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Levyn biisejä kuullut varmasti enemmän muiden tulkintoina kuin originaaleina. Virkistävää kuunnella alkuperäistä.

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3

Kiwi pop/rock. I didn't realise I recognised as many melodies here as I did. Much better than I thought it would be. BT: It's Only Natural, Fall At Your Feet, Weather With You

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3

Weather With You eh maneira pra caralho. O resto eh meh

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3

Oh yeah it 's pretty good.

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3

Passable.

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3

The songs are easily their finest to date, combining flawless melodies and the outstanding harmonies of the Finn (Tim and Neil) brothers' perfectly matched voices.

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oh la musique du menu de use your words (lalalalala) !! sinon c'est mignon, c'est sûr que ça change de Can. en vrai c'est plutôt cool, ça sent le 7 Après c'est un peu cucul, donc 6? J'ai pas noté de son qui ressort

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3

Not the type of music I'm interested in. An all around good pop-rock album by a New Zealand band.

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3

Was decent, but I wouldn’t have bought it

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3

Fine I guess, but nothing special. A few good songs with a lot of pretty meh ones.

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3

'Chocolate Cake' was such a strong opener, loved that track. Enjoyed some of the other singles too, like 'Weather With You'. A pretty cohesive sound, 3.5/5.

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3

There are some top tier pop songs on here - Four Seasons in One Day, It’s Only Natural, Fall at Your Feet, Weather With You - but, having listened a lot to this album (especially when younger), I now feel that a lot of tracks just don’t have the same impact. Was it the presence of Tim Finn that screwed up the creative process of the band? It’s definitely my least favourite of their albums.

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3

This album felt pretty disappointing and not to mention creepy at times. I definitely don't think it's held up to the test of time because it feels incredibly average. There's nothing really notable or memorable. There are some songs that I may come back to, but it's not something I'd recommend to others. Highlights: 1, 2, 4, and 7.

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3

Classic crowded house, Australian rock 6/10

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For an album I thought I had to "get through", I really enjoyed listening to this. Reeks of early 90s in a good way. Few hits on the front end, followed by some nice songs. Got a wilco vibe off "4 seasons", r.e.m. vibe off some other songs. I was cooking dinner while listening to "Fame is" and I felt like Ted Danson in "3 men" montage. Played it twice. Lost me a bit after that with the absolute downer "all I ask", then "as sure as I am" with too much accordian for my liking.

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3

very catchy and groovy opener, funny and clever lyrics second track also catchy but took the album in a different direction than the opener another love song, but very catchy - I–V–vi–IV really like the music, the lyrics are decent and hard to know if I heard these songs on the radio over the years or if he just has that type of voice ... nope there it is banger \"everywhere you go\" some non offensive but mostly forgettable songs here italian plastic is a good song good ringo-esque hidden track at the end \"3 - decent, could stick on again\"

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3

Not bad. That one song was good.

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3

It’s a fun jig. Kinda forgettable though…

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3

Pues cool, pero al mismo tiempo, ¿meh? 7/10.

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3

Some great groove-driven tunes to open the album, but then it devolves into a whole lot of sameness. If you're not a CH fan, this may intrigue you, but maybe not enough to stick around. Existing CH fans doubtless loved it.

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3

Good, maybe their 2nd or 3rd best album.

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Odd, this had some good songs and some real shitty, four seasons in one day reminds me of school

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3

Not bad

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3

This has a nice sound and a pretty relaxed vibe. I didn’t love it but it certainly wasn’t bad. I’d listen to it again and feel fine about it.

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3

Solid 3 for me , album drags a tad. Not really a big fan of the sound but its not bad. Fav Track - Four Seasons in One Day

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vibin

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Banger

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Based solely on the fact that all I knew of Crowded House going in to this was "Don't Dream It's Over" (hey now, heeeeeyyy nooowww) - I was pleasantly surprised. I like the vocals/harmonies - not sure what it is about it, but I dig it. They were also smart enough with the arrangement to throw a random "extra" instrument on each track to keep it interesting. I was like "oh, some strings" - "hmm, are those bongos?" - "cool, an accordion" - "cool piano" - stuff like that. "Chocolate Cake" and "Italian Plastic" were standouts. The rest was a little too melancholy for me.

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3

Not bad, not great.

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Alright.

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3

Sort of a boring album. Not bad, but nothing too interesting. I liked the song "Weather With You" but even that was kind of boring.

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3

Great start, have I really been missing out by not listening to this? I like it, and not only the big hit

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3

I thought the album started off really strong (Chocolate Cake is a really good song I was previously unaware of) but I zoned out in the second half. 3 stars

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3

I like the two biggest singles, I like the album name/art, and I like that Neil Finn was in Flight of the Conchords, so I was ready to enjoy this, but the album as a whole didn't do much for me. It's well-crafted soft rock but lacks a bit of edge. 2.5 / 3

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Is this a greatest hits album? Because it pretty much has all the crowded house songs I know on it! I have a soft spot for songs like It's Only Natural due to its appearance in FOTC but the album overall isn't very strong and severely tapers off from the middle.

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3

Not a bad album, not a really good album. Solidly in the middle.

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3

pretty goooood

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Its a pleasant enough experience but it never wavers from its true path. It sets it stall out from Track 1 as to how this is going to be and sticks to it until the end. Theres no real filler here but it doesnt seek greatness either

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3

Bland but ok.

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2022.01.19

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This started off super strong with Chocolate Cake which I thought was a big tune. Front loaded with pop rock which I mostly enjoyed but kind of tuned out as it turned into the psychy/new wavey stuff in the 2nd half.

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3.6 - A lot gets said about hair metal bands being utterly decimated by Nirvana and the advent of grunge music. I think high energy adult contemporary bands of the 1980s, like Crowded House, that managed to hang on into the early 90s suffered from this "changing of the guard." Consider other similar bands: INXS, Tears For Fears, Simply Red, Simple Minds. Around 1990-1992, most/all of them were arguably past their hit-making primes but still releasing chart-worthy singles. "Woodface" feels distinctly like an album of that era, released just before the American grunge zeitgeist that would expunge these adult contemporary bands from my personal radar and make them culturally irrelevant. Sure, Crowded House went on to release other reasonably successful records but none would have any impact on me, an American teenager at the time. Now having that era in the rearview, it's easier to evaluate this relic on its own musical terms, and I actually like it. The songs are catchy and arranged really nicely. But as I'm listening, I'm reminded of that scene from "Titanic" in which the string ensemble plays in proud defiance as the ship sinks irretrievably into the black Atlantic.

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Buen disco

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Started out good and jammy, but as the album progressed I liked it less and less

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Not really my kind of rock. Songs seem well produced but the style doesn't hit me. Have to listen again but not out of how much I enjoyed it.

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Better than I expected it to be and it made me realise they're the band behind Weather with You so I guess every day is a learning opportunity

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3 max

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okay

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A solid sounding record, I enjoy their sound, but nothing really stands out for me. I'm not a big fan, but this has me curious enough to re-visit their earlier albums and re-listen to this one again.

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Standard inoffensive rock.

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Lot of pop culture references in the first song. Interesting sound. Very easy to listen to. Will probably give this another listen in the future.

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Not sure why this album is on the list and not the one with "Don't dream it's over, which is probably the greatest 80's song ever. I liked it though.

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ok

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It’s something I could have playing in the background while cleaning the house

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Seems important in an unimportant way to mention right away: this album cover is literally one of the worst I've ever seen, not to mention kinda terrifying. .03 points docked. OK! To the music: on the one (cynical) hand, I've been wondering why such a seemingly simple or rather un-complex album can make a list of 1001 albums you must hear. On the other hand.... it's not a bad selection. It's kind of a joyous sounding album right from the start - the melodies are fantastic (e.g. "Fall At Your Feet") if not gorgeous, and even if the composition is a collection of mostly 4/4 songs in a very late-80s predictable vein ... it works well. I'd never put this near revolutionary but it's a really *nice* album. I'm familiar with other/older Crowded House songs and I'm not sure this ever made much of an impact in North America - if I'd grown up hearing a bunch of these pop songs I wonder if they'd currently have more of an impact on me. 3 stars which may seem a little unfair but it does really drag after a while and has - for me - a lack of real spine-tingling/chilling songs that keeps it down a hair. 6/10 3 stars.

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i thought this was a pretty album. some of the songs were a little slow and too spread out but i thought that it was soothing and a nice calming vibe.

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Some of their greatest songs are on this uneven record, but that might just mean that I'm a CH "hits" fan rather than a true fan

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Man, does this album ever sound exactly like it was recorded in '91. The vocals are right up in your face and everything is mixed so dry it feels like it will crumble to dust at a glance. And, honestly, the songwriting DOES fall apart the minute you look into it. All the lyrics are locked in a specific date and time. A chorus about Tammy Baker right out of the gate? That doesn't make sense to anyone anymore. And there are too many words crammed into too few bars. Just too many words. It's just not a good aesthetic. Not a good aesthetic at all. That said, there's not really anything specifically WRONG with any of these songs. There's just nothing right either. Hence the "meh" 3-star review.

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Musical trends of the 80s certainly evolved going into the 90s, and Crowded House might be the best example of this softer rock, almost but not quite pop, leaning heavier into melodies and having more of that studio band feel where professionalism seemed to be more on display rather than the persona of the band. A collective memory of Crowded House probably could not name a rock star affiliated with this band. The short of it, is that Crowded House played it safe. Opinions, controversial messaging were easily dismissed and any notoriety to be gained by that simply was not. "Fall At Your Feet" retained some of that 80s ballad sound, but where this really felt different was that the songs seemed to stand by themselves, as if the band actually may not have mattered in the big picture. The industry had found a standardized sound that a label or music group could simply reproduce with whoever was on their roster at the time. While Crowded House may have been at the front of this, they may very well be the reason for the recognizability of that feeling. The album is easy to listen to, and it has some 90s nostalgic moments that write that goodbye letter to the 80s. Crowded House's "Woodface" album has aged really well and should have its place in the 90s rotation, should one have that.

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It's a nice album. I remember Tammy Faye losing her faith, which is a reference that I'm sure some people will never get. And that sums up this album... it doesn't carry time too well.

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Pleasant melodies by a band known for them, without being terribly exciting. Raised from a 2 to a 3 by the presence of some absolute dream tracks.

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Nice harmonies and melodies here and I think I can tell that some of my favorite artists were inspired by them, but I still felt myself a little bored by the end

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Very cool harmonies. The songs aren't necessarily there on this album. I don't think this is crowded houses best work.

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take the weather with you and there's not much left to bop to.

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1.) The album cover is a cosmic nightmare. 2.) Chocolate Cake drops a lot of names that were relevant in 1991 and have resurged in relevance in 2021/2022. 3.) The fadeout track I'm Still Here is like a coke fueled taunt song to the audio recording staff.

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This was ok. Nothing outstanding.

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Un album assez peu agréable, la faute à un trop grand nombre de personnes agglutinées dans cette maison. Impossible de danser étant donné le peu d'espace autour de soi, ni de retrouver ses amis une fois perdus de vue. Et je ne parle pas de la queue aux toilettes...

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Not bad but nothing that left much impression on me.

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Buen disco de pop suave, con buenas melodías, arreglos y voz. Algunas canciones, muy recordadas

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I enjoyed this. The album was too long, but the music was pretty good. Some songs sounded like "The Wiggles". Singing wasn't great, bringing it to a 3.

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As background music while cleaning the house I think it’s good. It’s got a 60s classic sound with the 90s grunge so it’s interesting

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It was fine but wasn't very memorable.

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Boring!

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Decent album. But, like many albums on this list, forgettable after the listen.

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2 hit wonder-band men inte värdig en plats i boken.

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This album didn't really do it for me. There's nothing wrong with it, and I suspect if I were in a different mood it might've come across as more compelling. As it is, it's somewhere between 2 and 3 stars, and I'm not feeling charitable this a.m.: 2 stars.

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Meh. Bland late 80s/early 90s pop rock.

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May need to listen to it again but it did not really catch my interest.

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I don’t know. That album did nothing for me. It was competent but felt completely soulless for some reason.

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Not my thing.I liked the Italian Plastic and Weather with You

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It’s scientifically proven that if you listen to this album for 30 days straight it will increase the estrogen levels in your body and you will grow tits:

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A decent half psychedelic / half alternative new wave hybrid, but certainly nothing I’d go back to. Second half is EONS above the first. STANDOUTS: -Chocolate Cake -Fall At Your Feet -Whispers and Moans -There Goes God -All I Ask -As Sure As I Am -Italian Plastic -She Goes On

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nice, but not for me

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Normal

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Cheddar

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None of the singles were that good, but there were other ok songs.

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Hmm, ihan kiva plus. Voisi joskus kuunnella uudelleen taustalla.

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Totalmente desconocido, ninguna canción atrajo particularmente mi atención

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very MEH!

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no hate but i am kind of glad that the 90s revival never reached bland 90s alt rock. says the pavement fan. anyways why isn't don't dream it's over a meme yet

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A ne znam

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Za početak sam mislio sa ovim coverom i nazivom benda da u drugu vrstu glazbe ulazim, međutim nije tako. Iako mi soft rock zna pasati, ovaj album i nije baš nešta previše. Negdje je tako izglancan taj pop da mi ne paše, a opet imaju dobrih stvari na ovom izdanju pa sam u nedoumici. Imaju taj neki ljetni zvuk u nekim dijelovima. Weather With You, Italian Plastic, Fall at your Feet - dobričke pjesmičke.

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Didn’t click for me. Dated production, some songs grate. Saved by a few decent tracks.

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Hot garbage.

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2.5. This is #3 on “100 Best Australian Albums.” I was excited for this and expected to like it more.

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It’s like when you’re in a Canadian bar and everyone starts singing every word of a song you’ve never heard before. That’s how I felt about “Weather With You” the most played song on this album.

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This is not for me.

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I liked some of it, but it's not something I'll ever listen to again

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bakgrundsmusik

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Gillar hur dem gjorde narr av jänkare i första låten. Lite för poppigt för mig? Bra refräng i tredje låten. Bästa hittils Låtarna är väldigt likt uppbyggda? Speciellt refrängerna Låt 7 bra, nästan som låt tre

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Softrock..

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This pop rock/alternative rock album from Crowded House was their third album. I had never heard of this Australian band before and it makes sense, because their albums never performed well in the US. However, this album charted pretty high in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and other European countries. The music was well produced and had an upbeat/optimistic tone, but not my type of music.

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Crap.

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How did this make it into the list?!

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eh... not that interesting imo 2

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I didn't know for this album but "Weather with you" I listened it to the radio in his time.

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ehh

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kind of a boring uneventful listen. Finely crafted pop music but nothing stands out or excites. 2.5 stars

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I've already had this one near the beginning, not listening again. Well written but pretty dull standard songs on the whole

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Weird. They really like the weather lol

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very meh.

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Basically harmless. Bland, but at a level where I'd turn them off if I had the ability within reach, but probably wouldn't bother if I had to get up to do so.

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zzzí lo escuché

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Esta madera está muy gris.

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What a pleasant little album I couldn't give two squirts of piss about! Clunky melodies sung in a way that I'm convinced the singer is thinking, "Damn... almost, but not quite" and cringing.

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Could be on any 90s comedy or teen soundtrack. Not my favorite

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Not my jam at all. Thought it was awful but to be fair its a well balanced album

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This was quite boring

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My co-judge said there's nothing too memorable on this album and we commented simultaneously on the lame lyrics on "Everywhere you go, always take your weather with you ..." Every song sounds radio ready. They're like an AOR version of Split Enz.

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The goal seems to be to rely on the harmonies to carry the band but this just doesn't work. The fades on "Chocolate Cake" and "Weather With You" simply repeat the chorus over and over. It's like they ran out of ideas. There is some very capable harmonica playing on Chocolate Cake and There Goes God but it's lost on this album. Italian Plastic is kinda fun but it's too late. The reliance on harmonies to carry the load results in a collection of dull weenie songs.

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Bland. Didn’t finish.

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I admit I don't really understand the hype on this one. It sounded nice but was kind of boring.

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Good musicians. Derivative and one dimensional songs all the way through.

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If this was any more middle-of-the-road, it'd have cats eyes.

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ok, ekki ég

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Lyrics are pretty silly. Music seems pretty stereotypically 90’s. Overall, enjoying it but also won’t go out of my way to listen again.

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This didn't really change my opinion of early 90s alt/college rock. It's not really bad, it's just a time capsule; it may or may not have aged well, depending on your relationship with 90s alt and, basically, the Reality Bites soundtrack.

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This sounds WAY more like an 80s album than something that came out the same year as Nevermind, Gish, and the Black Album. I'm curious what about this album makes it qualify for this list. Sounds like elevator music to me...

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My memory told me this was better. I guess that was the earlier albums.

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Meh.

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95% inoffensive but bland, plus certified banger Weather With You. Fine.

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Just a bit beige. Some really nice songs in there, particularly in the first half, but the album really dragged. Had it been ten minutes shorter, might have snagged a 3, but as it is it only merits the top end of a 2. Weather With You is lovely though, and I did know Fall At Your Feet before (but only because James Blunt covered it). 

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Harmless easy listening. Not outstanding for me but I appreciate the 90s vibe this early morning.

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Mediocre in my book.

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I tried. It's...okay, I guess. Just didn't interest me.

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Maybe i'm not in the right vibe for it, but it sounds like a very generic 90's pop rock.

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It's fine but nothing exciting. Forgettable and nothing I'll ever have reason to go back to

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trök. något som funkar i bakgrunden men inget jag vill lyssna på igen

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Este disco se debería llamar Zero Risks, Zero Chances. Logran con música segura y letra 'introspectiva' hacer un one night stand aburrido. El solo de armónica en There Goes God es el mejor del disco, porque los demás son terribles, los que logran calificar como tales, claro. Todavía se atreven a criticar a la gente new age 'There's no rebellion, just a chance to be lazy'. En general las letras me parecen malas, por decir lo menos. No conformes con todo esto, 14 canciones y 48 minutos que culminan con el hidden track donde se ponen "locos". Songs: It's only natural, Four Seasons In One Day.

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the weather can take this one back to the studio

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Constant-cringe seit opener, der glücklicher Weise die Latte so tief hängt, dass alles andere locker drüber hüpft. Dagegen kommt der Weather Hit vor wie von einer anderen Band .

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Crowded House? That's because the government has let so many immigrants into Britain. They've not only taken the weather with them, but our jobs, our women, our country. Go home. Brexit means Brexit.

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c'est très chiant On peut pas mettre 0

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so this is what the police would sound like if sting wasn't a geordie. classic one hit wonder album. at least i now know if someone recommended crowded house to me i could return the compliment by recommending they fuck off.

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Sounds like unmemorable early Weezer

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¿Es una broma? Le pondría cero estrellas pero no deja.

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Trying to find a way to care about this. Hmmm... I should know what this band's famous song(s) is/are. I don't think any of them are on this record. Ok, yeah. "Don't Dream its over" is a great song. Not on this record.

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Suena como R.E.M pero en pitero

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Fuck this album and anyone that likes it

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Given my recent Talk Talk revelation, I thought I might like this a bit more. But I didn't. Bland, unchallenging, meaningless music.

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Their enduring popularity is pretty inexplicable. Is it throwback to the 60s whimsy of Small Faces? Cause if so, someone should've told them Small Faces' forced whimsy was ingratiating. All I hear is commercial calculation, everything designed to prevent them being taken seriously--presumably because they also know their schtick doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

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Nope

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About as exciting as an empty storage unit

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Yes. . .

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