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Fomo *

  • 1. Neurotic World
    2. Don't Even Know Your Name
    3. Roll of the Eye
    4. Cold Feet
    5. Real Late
    6. Struggle, The
    7. Little Words
    8. Reckless
    9. Chase the Seasons
    10. Jump Your Bones
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TRANS130

  • Credits
    ProducerLiam Finn; Burke Reid
    EngineerLiam Finn; Jordan Stone; Benjamin Knapp; Jeremy Toy; Burke Reid

    Personnel: Liam Finn (vocals).
    Recording information: Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand.
    Returning to solo action after an extended busman's holiday, Liam Finn consolidates the newfound strengths he developed while singing with Eliza Jane and playing with the Kiwi supergroup Barb. In particularly, 2011's Fomo retains a considerable amount of the spaciness of Barb's eponymous 2010 album, but where that album intentionally drifted, this is anchored by Finn's sharp songwriting, which still demonstrates a debt to his father Neil. Often, the album plays like an elastic interpretation of Try Whistling This, its textures stretching on waves of echoes and overdubbed harmonies, yet everything is always snapped back into focus by Liam's gift for melody. His knack for hooks and his skill at construction may mirror that of his father, but Liam Finn is his own man, displaying a keen fondness for psychedelia, and spending as much time crafting sound as song, resulting in a record that has enough hooks to pull a listener in on first spin, yet is dense enough to warrant decoding on subsequent plays. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.72) - "Liam blends sophisticated melodies and wistful vocals with masterful authority."
    Q (Magazine) (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's even a smattering of saccharine sunshine-pop that his old man would be proud of."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's no mistaking this is a songwriter in nobody's image, the frantic rock of 'Reckless' and shuffling, chugging 'Jump Your Bones' putting clear blue sky between him and his father."
    Paste (magazine) - "FOMO contains the same breezy hooks that earned Finn comparisons to Elliott Smith a few years back....A lovely listen..."
    Clash (magazine) - "The early-Nineties indie guitar excess on 'Reckless' offers another standout moment on an album which takes bold and successful strides."
    Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The dub-tinged production lends a fascinating tension to the soft-rock harmonies of 'Neurotic World' and 'Reckless.'"
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