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Album: Liam Finn, I'll Be Lightning, Transgressive Records

Considering that he wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, produced, engineered and even self-timed the cover photo, the only surprise here is that Liam Finn has not written his own reviews.

Had he, this might have contained phrases such as "a sumptuous ear for a bittersweet melody" or "Beatles-esque pop given a 21st-century twist". And I'd have to agree with him. This is a debut album bursting with promise. But when your dad is Neil (Crowded House) Finn, such gifts are only natural and Finns (forgive me) are exactly what they used to be.