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Album Review: Tim Finn

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The ninth solo album from the beloved Kiwi music institution was apparently recorded in just 12 working days, but there doesn’t sound anything rushed about it.

The View Is Worth The Climb offers up relaxed, accomplished collection of mature, melodic pop, immaculately played by a tight band, which includes Joey Waronker (Beck), Brett Adams (The Bad) and Mara TK. It’s closer in feel to 2006’s Imaginary Conversations than the more folk-flavoured The Conversation – although it shares the latter’s reflective tone – and contains some of his poppiest songs in years. Highlights include the graceful piano-led ballad ‘Everybody’s Wrong’ and the sweet jangle of ‘Going Going Gone’ and ‘All This And More’. Recommended to fans of any member of the Finn family.

Tim Finn
The View Is Worth The Climb
Universal Music
Release Date: 06/09/11

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