Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Neil Finn - Dizzy Heights

Neil Finn has had a pretty good run with Split Enz and Crowded House, and I loved his first solo album, an underrated gem called Try Whistling This. Somehow I missed out on his other solo work and his newer combo The Pajama Club, but I'm trying to get back with his new one, Dizzy Heights. Flying in the Face of Love has a familiar catchy chorus and bittersweet atmosphere. Title track Dizzy Heights serves up a trampoline beat, about a billion layered vocals, Halloween and mosquitos. Divebomber sees Finn sending out a delicate, claustrophobic falsetto over a buzzy bed of spiralling Stukas - here's a track you would never have recognized as coming from the Neil Finn catalogue. Divebomber reflects the hand of producer Dave Fridmann and his history with The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev.

You can stream the album here.

Flying in the Face of Love

Dizzy Heights


Lights of New York

Last One Standing (From Try Whistling This)

Pajama Club - Tell Me What you Want

Neil Finn and Eddie Vedder - History Never Repeats

Message to My Girl

Neil Finn - Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters & Collectors cover)

Neil Finn - Billie Jean (I'm not telling you who he is covering here, you should know)

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