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Recurring Dream

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Recurring Dream

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Reissues

We gave it an A-

Neil Finn’s exuberant paranoia may represent the last decade’s most underappreciated pop. Recurring Dream is one last chance at props, with a typical hits-plus-three-new-ones single disc in America, or an exemplary limited-edition two-CD import (widely available here, for the next 20 or so minutes) that sports a separate concert disc. It’s the improv-laden live retrospective that makes a case for the newly defunct Crowded House as canny embellishers, but Finn’s genius for pure songcraft is recapped handily enough in the scaled-down, classics-crowded U.S. edition. Import: A+ Domestic: A-