Crowded House – Self-Titled, Temple of Low Men, Woodface, Together Alone and Afterglow

In the 11-year span of their first run, Australia’s Crowded House could simply do no wrong, churning out one brilliant album after the next at a rate of just about an album every other year until their split in 1996. The band has since reunited two times – between 2006 – 2011 and again in 2016 – but it’s hard to find a period as creatively solid as their first four records. Thanks to the cash cow that vinyl has become, labels are digging deep into the vaults to re-release albums to a new generation, or those who have simply gotten rid of their old albums when they were told CDs were the future. Capitol and Universal Records just put out the Crowded House back catalogue on 180-gram vinyl to mark the band’s 30-year anniversary. Along with the first four albums, they also released Afterglow, the 1999 album of rarities. Continue reading “Crowded House – Self-Titled, Temple of Low Men, Woodface, Together Alone and Afterglow”

Dungeon Family – Even in Darkness LP

The recent desire of universal and other companies to create and otherwise refresh the vinyl market is fantastic, as I recall there being a number of years in the late 90s and early 2000 where a great many albums either received a tiny print run or did not get a vinyl release outside of a 12-inch single. Continue reading “Dungeon Family – Even in Darkness LP”