A new Crowded House review got a FOTC mention ; I copied this post from the CH "Tongue in the Mail" email list.
In the US, there is a National Public Radio program called "Sound Opinions," (which originates out of Chicago), they're reviewing "Time on Earth" this week.
"And... ouch. They're not exactly praising it. They call Neil's solo stuff, and Crowded House "twee." Also "really dull." They started playing "Even A Child" and commented that it's the most upbeat song on the album. They considered "She Called Up" a retread of "Something So Strong" and the entire ToE a "mediocre record." Another quote - "Give me Flight of the Conchords."
They did say though that Neil Finn fans around the world "are a cult following." I'll take that as a shoutout.
If you want to cringe for yourself (really, it's not a good review), you can listen to the show here: http://audio.soundopinions.org/podcasts ... show84.mp3
-- they start playing DDIO around the 18 minute mark, and the review starts at about 20 minutes."