Time on Earth

April 30, 2010 5 Comments

Album Description14-track CD album produced by Ethan Johns [Kings Of Leon, Ray LaMontagne] and Steve Lillywhite [U2, Morrissey] and includes the single ‘Don’t Stop Now’ & ‘Even a Child’ [on which they are joined by Johnny Marr]Amazon. comFourteen years, a live CD/DVD, some solo albums, and one tragic suicide after Crowded House’s last release comes this highly anticipated reunion. Singer/songwriter Neil Finn and bassist Nick Seymour reunited after the 2005 death of drummer P. . . More >>

Time on Earth

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5 Comments to “Time on Earth”
  1. I was so excited to hear that one of my all-time favorite groups had made a new album. . . . then I listened to it. . . . and again, and again, several times more, trying to give it a chance. . . . it just doesn’t work for me. . . . the whole CD is just so boring and depressing.
    What a shame. . . even more of a shame, the waste of good money to buy it!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Steven Guy says:

    I almost feel unpatriotic saying this, but “Time on Earth” bored me. I have listened to this album many times in my work place – alone in an office and through the company’s general sound system. I have genuinely tried to like this album – I haven’t minded some of Crowded House’s other recordings in the past, although I rather liked Split Enz a trifle more.

    The instrumentation didn’t seem to be very interesting to me and the vocal delivery seemed to be somewhat on the perfunctory side. I listened to the words and didn’t find myself engaged with the sentiments of any of the songs. However, it is a very competent and professional recording and people are likely to notice that. But the whole thing sounds very staid, conservative, dour and even a little too earnest for me – I make this judgement on the overall effect/affect of the music I hear here. I guess that this sounds like a strange complaint from a bloke who professes a love of the music of Haydn, Palestrina, Schumann and David Sylvian! However, Crowded House ostensively make Pop Music and I try to get into a different mind-set when I listen to Pop Music. I don’t quite know what I am supposed to do with this new Crowded House album – play it at dinner parties? dance to it? listen to it in my favourite armchair? listen to it in the car? play it at barbecues? put it on if I ever threw a wild party?
    I can’t really imagine that I would turn to this album in any of the situations outlined above. The “Time on Earth” exhibited by Crowded House sounds very unadventurous to me.

    Is Crowded House trying to communicate some interesting and important messages to us via this new album or simply entertain us or are the members simply trying to return to their chosen profession via this album and make some dough?

    I can’t honestly say.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. G. Naas says:

    Refreshing to hear interesting, well-crafted songs from these guys once again. I listen to alot of recordings, this one is definantly holding my attention.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. A must have CD for all CH/Split Enz fans. Once again Neil Finn shows why he is one of the best writers and musicians of the century. Best songs on this CD are “Silent House”, English Trees”, & Nobody Wants to”.
    Great musicans and a great song writer.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. We missed you guys. This album is great. A bit sad perhaps and yes, we miss Paul too. Crowded House and Finn fans won’t want to miss this great collection of songs.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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