Pajama Club “Pajama Club”

Neil Finn is still around. You may remember him from Crowded House. Well, now only his wife can stand him, so they’ve made Pajama Club. If they sound upside-down, it’s because they’re in New Zealand.
Despite what you might think, this is a very modern-sounding act. They’ve got the indie club sound down, incorporating synths without sounding contrived on “Tell Me What You Want.”
“From a Friend to a Friend” has good backing vocals, although they don’t mix well when the guitar is going loudly at the same time. The components are all there, but they don’t add up right.
I enjoy “Daylight,” which despite plodding and deliberate beats has falsettos that would even make the Bee Gees blush. If you want to think of them as cool, you could make the same comparison with Fine Young Cannibals. Yes, that feels a little better.
“Dead Leg” has a little more noise, but it works well. This is what “From a Friend to a Friend” was trying to do. Another slower song that almost seems like a throwaway is “The Game We Love to Play.”
All in all, this may have been better as an EP to test the waters, but musicians sometimes want to share the world with their fans. Hopefully they’ll pick out the strong points and come out with a more balanced effort next time.

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    mario Says:

    “Neil Finn is still around. You may remember him from Crowded House. Well, now only his wife can stand him, so they’ve made Pajama Club.”

    You are one ignorant and pretty arogant fool who writes about something doesnt know anything about. This Neil Finn recorded album “Intriguer” with Crowded House in 2010. which went very well by critics and fans- you can visit sometimes “Metacritic” to see reviews. Also was in best albums of the year in more than few magazines and sites such as “All music guide”- check sometimes “Wikipedia”. Two years ago he recorded album “The sun came out” with his friends and “fans” such as Wilco, KT Tunstal, J. Marr, Ed O Brien, etc. So, obviously much more people than his wife can stand him, and its wright time to ask this question about yourself.
    All the best, bliss and bless,

    Mario


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