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Temple of Low Men

Crowded HouseAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 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 (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000006N4M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,124 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unknown Masterpiece June 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you've read the previous customer reviews and laughed at the review that ranked this disc as one of the best of the 80s, behind Joshua Tree - stop laughing. This disc has NO weak songs. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. The greatness of this disc lies in the subtle realization that there are no weaknesses here. Do I believe in liberally administering five star reviews? Absolutely not. From the opening keyboard strokes on "I Feel Possessed" to Neil's last breath on "Better Be Home Soon", the sheer quality of the songwriting and production will astound you. Other highlights include "Into Temptation" (perhaps the second-best* song Neil Finn has ever written), "Kill Eye" (killer guitar), and "In the Lowlands" (beautiful harmonies). I didn't particularly care for Crowded House's debut (though I love "World Where You Live"); I first listened to "Temple of Low Men" when a friend recommended it to me and loaned it to me. I've been a fan of this disc for more than twelve years, and it has never aged on me. Trust the customer reviews on this one - you will not be disappointed.
*Neil's best song - written when he was with Split Enz - is "Message to My Girl".
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utter Brilliance November 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Look there is always going to be those that argue over which crowded house album is the best, they made 4 great albums.

I divide this into two, Woodface and Crowded house have the best singles but Together and Temple are the better albums, more cohesive units and singles sell albums so this is why they are the lowest selling of the 4 albums

Temple is amazing, how could capitol let this fall through the cracks (a quote from the boss B Springsteen)The album is brimming with great songs (Love this life, in the lowlands, sister madly) hell the whole lot.

I still believe to this day if the right singles were released from this album it would have been as big as the Joshua tree (Singles, In the lowlands, never be the same and Into Temptation) When you come and better be home are good songs but not the dynamic singles that radio stations play

I own nearly 3000 cd's in my collection ranging from Eminem to Joni Mitchell to Neil Finn to Kieth Urban and let me tell you this album is my favourite cd amongst the lot. For these reasons

1.It features Neil's best song (Into Temptation)The string bit sends me away in the clouds
2.The harmonies are amazing from Paul and Nick
3.Songwriting and lyrics from the heart
4.Fantastic from Start to finish

Go and buy this record it is amazing
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great CD. March 17, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I've long admired Split Enz/Crowded House/Neil + Tim Finn, and it's hard to pick one cd to review without reviewing them all. Temple of Low Men is a classic. Of the four Crowded House cds this one has 10 solid tracks with no filler and no excess. Their debut is great, but I think Temple of Low Men moved Crowded House out of the pop spotlight and into a more mature band. The debut is a rougher, less honed effort than Temple is. Temple is also better than Woodface in that it's shorter and more consistent. It's also better than Together Alone for the same reasons--shorter, more consistent songcraft. All of Crowded Houses cds are great, but Temple of Low Men with songs like "Into Temptation", "I Feel Possessed", "When You Come", "Kill Eye", "Better Be Home Soon", "Love This Life", "Mansion in the Slums", "Never Be the Same" and "Sister Madly" show that they can make a classic cd. This is a must have for any rock collector.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for the desert island April 18, 2005
Format:Audio CD
There aren't too many perfect pop/rock records: this is one of them (it belongs on the same shelf as Revolver, OK Computer, Hunky Dory, Superfly....). All ten songs are great and, as with the other masterpieces mentioned, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The album *sounds* unlike anything else ever released, and the songs collectively conjure up their own very specific, haunting and haunted landscape. A "ghost car on the freeway" of the 80's to use one of Neil Finn's stunning images, _Temple_ is a cd to live with, to always have with you on a long drive, and should you be banished to a desert island....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Be In Your CD Collection January 12, 2004
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The whims of the pop world and the fickle nature of the record industry have buried many a fine album, but none of those lost gems has been as deserving of mass success as Crowded House's "Temple of Low Men". An assured and thoughtful follow-up to their poppier debut, "Temple" is, quite simply, the best album of the band's rather troubled history (if you can find it, read "Something So Strong" by Chris Bourke to get a glimpse into their tumultuous career) and one of the best pop records ever. Why? Its darker, more somber tone is often mentioned as a knock, but the dynamic elements of the LP are undeniable - the swing from the melancholy of "Into Temptation" and "Better Be Home Soon" juxtaposed against the rollicking "Sister Madly" and buoyant "When You Come" makes for an incredibly satisfying musical experience. There is not a weak track in the bunch, and the band have never played or emoted better; Neil Finn is at his absolute peak as both a singer and a songwriter, and Nick Seymour and Paul Hester play with the confidence gleaned from their early "Don't Dream It's Over" chart success. All that, and Mitchell Froom's stellar production, make for an album that refuses to age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A progression of Neil Finn' writing skills
While considered to be a two hit wonder here in the US, Crowed House maintains a well deserved status as one of the best bands in the world due to Neil Finn's artful song writing... Read more
Published 5 months ago by random guy123
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy music
This is a great CD which arrived sooner than expected. Both the price and service were good, and it's always easy to buy through Amazon.
Published on August 27, 2011 by Donna in Cleveland
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible bargain
Amazon recommended this album to me because of previous purchases, but there was no need as I have owned it for years. My eye was caught by the price: presently $3.68. Read more
Published on January 15, 2011 by Robert T. Ives
5.0 out of 5 stars The prodigious Neil "Mullane" Finn
I ordered this CD to complement my collection of 1980's music.
Having witnessed a Split Enz concert, way back in 1981 or so
I wished to treat myself to more of those... Read more
Published on August 17, 2010 by melkents
5.0 out of 5 stars Temple of Great Music
I can't believe I have not reviewed this on Amazon yet. This album was in my collection on cassette way back in the day and I loved it then. Read more
Published on August 12, 2010 by music lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Melodies
This disk shows songwriting maturity for the Crowded House folks. The melodies are haunting and lovely, the lyrics poignant, and the arrangements more sophisticated. Read more
Published on April 27, 2009 by Pat Lamorgese
5.0 out of 5 stars The flaws make the gem
This is a stunningly introspective series of songs full of self-analysis and creeping self-doubt. The highlight for me is the needling "Into Temptation", if you have ever cheated,... Read more
Published on December 31, 2008 by Pastor of Disaster
4.0 out of 5 stars Temple of Low Men
I got this album because my favorite actor, Charles Mesure, sang one of the songs in an interview for StarJam in Los Angeles in 2006. Read more
Published on August 29, 2008 by Elizabeth N. Stinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Crowded House
Great album, great service. Nothing more to say.
Youse guys are da best!
Bill
Published on June 4, 2008 by William Labarge
5.0 out of 5 stars Crowded House
I bought a cassette tape a long time ago, approximately 20 years and it was starting to fall apart. Then I checked to see if there was a cd and much to my surprise there was. Read more
Published on April 12, 2008 by Constance M. Layne
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