Today was a long, and possibly decisive, stage as far as the top two positions in the GC in the Tour de France so I only had time to hear Crowded House’s new album Intriguer once. Based on that single hearing, my response was very positive. This one could be a solid winner.
Everyone who has spent any time listening to music knows how deceptive first listenings can be. Sometimes an album sounds terrific the first time or two and you quickly lose interest. Other times an album sounds like nothing at first and grows into a long-term favorite. And sometimes you get it the first time you hear it, good or bad.
Keeping that in mind, Intriguer sure sounded fine the first time out. Some bands go on and on cranking out the same old thing looking increasingly ridiculous singing songs for 20 year olds when they’re in their 60s. Others reunite for nostalgia cash ins and embarrass themselves with cringe worthy Super Bowl half-time shows. However some musicians and bands continue to make vibrant music for decades. Although not easy for anyone, it’s a bit easier for an individual to pull this off than for a band. Crowded House may be doing it.
It’s early days for Intriguer yet, but first impressions are good. Stay tuned.
It’s all good – here is the review of Intriguer.