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Recurring Dream: The Very Best Of Crowded House
Crowded House
Recurring Dream: The Very Best Of Crowded House
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Crowded House
Title: Recurring Dream: The Very Best Of Crowded House
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 7/23/1996
Release Date: 7/23/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383825028, 0724383825059, 0724383839650, 0724385224850, 724383825042, 724383825059, 724383839643, 724383839681, 738476021822, 738476096929

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Bridgett M. (SingingInMySleep) from HOPKINS, MN
Reviewed on 10/19/2021...
If you're only going to have one Crowded House album in your collection (and, trust me, you should have at least one), I would go with this one or Woodface, their third album. Prior to hearing this collection years ago, the only Crowded House songs I knew were "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Locked Out," the latter due to it being on the Reality Bites soundtrack. While hearing this, they became one of my all-time favorite bands. I was shocked that more of these songs weren't hits in the U.S. Though I have acquired other Crowded House albums over the years, I still hold on to this one because it is just excellent. "Fall at Your Feet" is my favorite track; beyond that it is too hard to decide.

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Music for a Kiwi driving adventure!
James Oberacker | Los Alamitos, CA USA | 08/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beautiful songs, engaging and intelligent lyrics, and melodies you'll find yourself humming hours after hearing the songs. As "greatest hits" collections go, this is one of the best - packed from start to finish with great music. My wife and I spent two weeks driving through Crowded House's home country of New Zealand a few years back, and for most of the trip, this was THE album we listened to. It just kept finding its way back into the player.Besides the well known hit songs ("Don't Dream It's Over," "Somthing So Strong), some of the tracks which stand out as brilliant include "Weather With You," "World Where You Live," "Fall at Your Feet," "Private Universe," and "Mean to Me." These just happen to be my favorites. Sure, some of the 19 songs on this CD are "better" than others - but none are sub-par. There are no fillers.If you're debating whether or not to spend your hard earned $$ on this CD, think of all the albums you've paid ... for - just to get one or maybe two decent songs. With "Recurring Dream," you'll get 19 songs that you'll actually want to listen to again! Not a bad deal."
Perfectly balanced smart-pop with a side of Beatles
Scott Sweet | Colorado Springs, CO | 05/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As other reviewers have stated, Crowded House WAS underrated. The easygoing vocals are reminiscent of Paul Carrack. (Who? He sang "The Living Years" with Mike and The Mechanics.) The music is mellow and varied, but the two main weapons of this band were Neil Finn's lyrics and the harmonies ("Weather With You," case in point). These tunes harken to the lessons of Paul McCartney. They stick in my head not because they're annoying, but because they're GOOD.Access all the track samples above; it's better than me taking up more space. See what I mean? Nearly all of these songs should have cracked the top 100 on U.S. college radio. (Top 40 was pretty much a mass grave even back then.) The aboriginal groove on "Private Universe" has a "Graceland"-era Paul Simon appeal. In some songs, the words convey a cautionary tale. In others, they're flat-out love letters. In EVERY song, the words tell a satisfying story."Something So Strong" and "Mean To Me" prove that the guys could rock; they just did so sparingly. Other tracks betray the influence of the Beatles ("Into Temptation," "Not The Girl You Think You Are," "Four Seasons In One Day," "Everything Is Good For You.")At least they made a dent with "Don't Dream It's Over." Still, this band stands the test of time. They didn't blaze across the sky, but they've always hung well above the horizon."