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Intriguer

Crowded HouseAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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"Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, you are charged that in the year 1985 in the city of Melbourne you did form a four-piece group called The Mullanes which within a year was a three-piece group called Crowded House who had a couple of hits in America, before becoming in 1991 a four-piece involving Neil's brother Tim who left soon afterwards just as you were having your biggest British hits ... Read more in Amazon's Crowded House Store

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  • Audio CD (July 13, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fantasy
  • ASIN: B003P034UA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,101 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2010 release, the sixth album from the colossally popular Australian band and the follow-up to 2006's Time On Earth. Produced by chief songwriter Neil Finn with Jim Scott, who produced the 7 Worlds Collide sessions, it sees the band introducing new ideas into their classic Pop-Rock sound. It features the web single "Saturday Sun" and includes musical contributions from Jon Brion, Lisa Germano and Finn's son Liam.

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By Ryan
Format:Audio CD
Nearly 25 years since the self-titled, Crowded House, Neil Finn has solidly establish himself as a songwriting institution of the South Pacific whose art is enjoyed globally. Frustrating for many in the USA, is that Finn has never received the recognition stateside that he has received overseas. Regardless, if he is making music with family (brother, Tim Finn Anthology: North South East West or more recently son, Liam Finn I'll Be Lightning) or if he is practicing his trade within the beloved Crowded House, he practices the art of songwriting in a nearly unparalleled manner and has garnished the praise of fans around the world and other notable names in popular music (Sheryl Crow, Eddy Vedder, Dixie Chicks, etc.)

The hardest part of providing a critique of Intriguer is considering it on its own merits. Ignoring his great work with Split Enz (20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (Reis), after five Crowded House albums, two Finn Brother albums (most recently Everyone Is Here and two solo outings, his catalog is so developed that its easy to say that Intriguer does not measure up. It would also be a bit short sided and wrong.

This album, like others penned by Finn, will not likely win over listeners with a single or even a single play. However, it likely will bait you for a second consideration. Intriguer, like earlier albums
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even if: I Love It July 14, 2010
By Vinzo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Finally and with little fanfare, "Intriguer" is here. Having seen two of the shows on the recent tour, there is no doubt that CH has gotten better with age. It will be criminal if this music is not heard by all. Many of the songs were previewed by the band in shows in America two years ago. As a collection, the songs are outstanding, well crafted, hooks galore, great vocals and the band sounds great. Neil Finn remains an amazing song writer and his voice, as he ages, has gained such depth and beauty. My only complaints are the length of the album (10 songs) and how many great songs that we heard on the tour, did not make the cut. That being said, Intriguer is outstanding. "Twice if Your Lucky" would have been a hit in the 60's, 70's and 80's but won't cause a blip on the charts today. "Even If" is one of most beautiful and endearing songs that Mr. Finn has ever written, and that is saying something. "Amsterdam" is remarkable in so many ways: in some ways it hints at what the Beatles would sound like today, great chord changes,lilting themes and dramatic vocals. The whole of "Intriguer" leaves the listener wanting more!

On the Deluxe version, the second disc has live recordings of most of "Intriguer" which are beautifully realized songs and some other goodies. Well worth the investment.

CH/NF fans understand the remarkable body of work that he has created. "Intriguer" bolsters Neil Finn's legacy as one of the best song writers and singers of our generation adn Crowded House as at the top of the pop music talent.

"Intriguer is another great album in the CH collection. The songs will endure and grow better with age. Try to catch the current tour for the chance to see a great live band. Do not miss them or Intriguer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cringe-worthy cover art immediately put me on guard March 9, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Maybe I'm the problem, maybe not, but "Intriguer," well it just falls a bit short of the word's definition, "to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities."

In other words, what's lacking, at least for me, is anything unusual, new, fascinating, or compelling. Now the recording is spot-on perfect: it sounds great, vocals are strong and layered, and the musicianship is excellent. What is missing is the warmth generated through some friction, dissonance, or conflict. It is just all too smooth for me, a fine-tuned machine that goes through the motions without tapping into the emotions.

I've been a Crowded House fan since the beginning, and before that I was a Splitz Enz fan. I even took note of the Finn brothers and Splitz Enz band mates when they backed up Phil Mazanera on some of his solo outings in the '70s. But this is my least favorite recording among the constellation of Finn-related music from the past three decades. It's not a bad recording, but when the bar has not only been set but held high for so long, eventually a letdown is inevitable for some fans, and this album marks mine.

And one more thing: the cringe-worthy cover art immediately put me on guard. I hate it, and I cannot quit thinking about how much I hate it when I listen to this recording.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Intrigued by Time on Earth More Than This.... January 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD
While I am glad to have ANY new material by Neil and the boys, I am dissapointed by the album as a whole (though do enjoy the DVD performances etc..). One of the main Product Reviews says this is a much more coherent effort and sounds more like a 'ban effort' than Time On Earth, I heartily dissagree. TOE had much better melodies, tunes, avante garde qualities, and so on - every song interesting and listeneable and structured well. While there are a few gems on Intriguer, the 3 cuts which follow the opener Saturday Sun are much too slow and uninteresting. And slow is not the real problem, as I really enjoy some of Neil's slow songs. Also, and this is not to rip on CH's new drummer, but just an honest critique - the drumming sounds exactly the same the whole album through (and that goes for TOE album too). He needs to 'tune' and change up the drum sounds! Subdued is one thing, but good drummers know how to change the 'dynamics' of their instrument and adjust playing style to create new sounds and atmospheres.
No, this sounds like a sub-par 'Neil' album, and not a 'band' album. Worth owning for the gems, but does not get played too often. Still love you Neil!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Waiting For
I could never decide if Together Alone or Woodface was my favorite, and now I have my answer: Intriguer. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
I've been a long-time fan of both Neil Finn and Crowded House, and this album did not disappoint.

Moody and joyful, each song found a way into my head, burrowed deep,... Read more
Published 4 months ago by E. Lloyd
4.0 out of 5 stars nice addition to their catalogue
Overall, I liked this CD a lot. I've always enjoyed Crowded House albums, and am also a big fan of Tim Finn's previous group, the late great Split Enz. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
4.0 out of 5 stars Crowded House in Excellent Shape
Crowded House's 2010 album "intriguer" clearly show that the leader Neil Finn has retained the ability to write melodic and catchy pop-rock songs. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Morten Vindberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the Crowded House of yore
This is a solid CD, and Neil Finn still has the voice. It is a mellower Crowded House and the hooks are not as infectious as in their early work. Read more
Published 18 months ago by C. B. Gurney
4.0 out of 5 stars Crowded House experiment with different sounds on "Intriguer"
When the Austrailian rock band Crowded House debuted in 1985, they had two big hits- "Don't Dream It's Over" as well as the optimistic uptempo track "Something So Strong". Read more
Published 21 months ago by Perverted Alchemist
5.0 out of 5 stars Crowdwd House Always Pleases
I've been a Neil and Tim Finn fan ever since Split Enz, and when Neil first formed Crowded House I was excited. Read more
Published on April 9, 2012 by Gary
5.0 out of 5 stars terrific
this cd is amazing. you need to listen to it acouple of times to start appreciating it. But once you do you'll be hooked on it. great lyrics and great layers of music. Read more
Published on August 31, 2011 by dane
4.0 out of 5 stars A good followup
This is more like it. The band are back with a new drummer and have put together a refreshing and rewarding album.
Published on July 25, 2011 by P. robb
2.0 out of 5 stars Come Back from the Dark Side
I am a huge fan of Crowded House and especially of Neil Finn's solo work (huge, HUGE, HUGE fan). But this CD left me very dissapointed. What happened? Read more
Published on July 25, 2011 by T. Traynor
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