Crowded House, originally named The Mullanes, is an Australian band formed in Melbourne in 1985 and originally composed of Neil Finn, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. A group that can boast of having sold around 10 million albums worldwide to date.
The band released their eponymous debut album a year later in 1986 and for a first try, it was a masterstroke. The album is a worldwide hit and will produce no less than 5 singles including 2 mega hits. A first mega hit with "Don’t dream it’s over" which came out the same year and which remains to this day their biggest record success. And to a lesser extent "Something so strong" which was released the following year in 1987.
New album "Temple of low men" in 1988, album with less success but with significant success all the same. Album which will in turn produce a number of significant singles, the best ranked of which will be “Better be home soon”.
We will have to wait 3 years and the year 1991 to see the release of the next album "Woodface", an album of notorious success and which puts the group back in the heights of the Charts. This time around, with a plethora of titles classified at the highest level including "Chocolate cake", "Fall at your feet", "It's only natural", three titles also released in 1991 as well as "Weather with you" and "Four seasons in one day ”, two last titles which will be released in 1992.
A success that cannot be denied two years later in 1993 when the album "Together alone" was released, an album with 7 singles ! Unfortunately, this time around, only the single "Distant Sun" will meet a planetary class fate.
In 1996, a best-of called “Recurring dream : the very best of Crowded House” was released, a best-of which was to be a huge success and from which two unpublished works, namely “Instinct” and “Not the girl you think you are”, will be extracted.
Two titles which will be their last notable successes of the decade. But the adventure did not end there and they would return the following decade with the release of a new album in 2007 which will not go unnoticed, far from it ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Mean to me 1986
World where you live 1986
Don’t dream it’s over 1986
Something so strong 1987
Better be home soon 1988
When you come 1988
Sister Madly 1989
I feel possessed 1990
Chocolate cake 1991
Fall at your feet 1991
It’s only natural 1991
Weather with you 1992
Four seasons in one day 1992
Distant sun 1993
Nails in my feet 1994
Locked out 1994
Pineapple head 1994
Everything is good for you 1996
Not the girl you think you are 1996
Don't stop now 2007
Pour le monde 2007
1986 ... a first title which will only know its heyday in...Australia. But it's always better than nothing as they say ...
1986 ... on the other hand, the fame of this one will extend well beyond the country of the kangaroos. A beginning of planetary recognition which augurs well for the best consequences ...
1986 ... then THIS title comes ! In a single year they will have achieved the planetary consecration that others will take years and years to obtain. They sign here quite simply the biggest success of all their discography and at the same time offer themselves a direct ticket for posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... after a bloated year 1986 in terms of titles, 1987 will seem a little pale next door. It doesn't matter, as long as the quality is there. And that's the case !
1988 ... here they are in ballad mode, an area that was totally foreign to them for the moment. And the least we can say is that they are far from ridiculous. Especially when you see the level of success achieved by the title ...
1988 ... we go from one extreme to another with this title for the less sympathetic and which will nevertheless go almost completely under the radar. Go figure ...
1989 ... new single-title year, all in a jazzy style, to say the least surprising concerning them. A group that likes to explore, that's clear. Who would complain !
1990 ... the transition to the 90s is more or less confidential given the low level of success achieved by this title. No need to worry about them when you see what is on the horizon ...
1991 ... after the end of the 1980s which saw them decline somewhat, here they are back in this new decade in Olympic form to say the least. With the key to a clearly increasing level of success ...
1991 ... a year 1991 which saw them reborn in an impressive way. The top hits follow one another at an incredible speed and it's going to last like that for a few years ...
1991 ... 3 titles will come out during this year 1991 and the 3 will break the house on a planetary level. The group masters its subject perfectly and has been able to adapt perfectly to the latest trends of the moment, to say the least ...
1992 ... a style however atypical to say the least at the beginning of the 90's. The 90's which gives pride of place to ultra-dance sounds. But it takes something for all tastes as they say and this title pleases in any case !
1992 ... a nice track full of finesse which confirms, if necessary, the group's real skills in this area. The strength of a world-class group is precisely to be able to explore all possible and imaginable areas ...
1993 ... decidedly, the odd years for the group often correspond to single-title years. This will still be the case for this year 1993 without this in any way affecting the level of success achieved by the only title released that year ...
1994 ... it's a flood of titles with finesse that we are witnessing. And each time, the qualitative level is certain. MA-GIC !
1994 ... after 3 years where the group will have literally flew over its subject, the descent on the cow floor will be somewhat painful. This title will be the last notorious hit of the group ...
1994 ... their atypical, folk-influenced style seriously begins to show its limits. Especially in this mid-1990s when everything is accelerating ad infinitum at the planetary level on the rhythmic side ...
1996 ... after a year 1995 when not much will happen, the group returns in this year 1996 in a minimalist form. The tumble continues and nothing, and no one, will be able to stop it ...
1996 ... anyway, they still believe it. And even if the level of success has nothing to do with what they experienced, it is clear that they still manage to maintain a quality level worthy of the greatest !
1996 ... yet another title which literally floats in the air and which simply feels good. The group continues on its way without worrying too much about what will be said. Right or wrong...
2007 ... they will have crossed the decade 80, then the decade 90. And here they are starting without complex the decade 2000. Not sure that this one is as favorable concerning them as the 2 preceding ones ...
2007 ... all the titles that will come out during this decade are more anecdotal than anything else. Anyway, the adventure was great and the group will undoubtedly remain as one of the most talented of its generation !
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