Split Enz – Dizrythmia

Split Enz - DizrythmiaThis is perhaps the least listenable of all the Enz’ albums. You’d think that I, a solid Crowded House fan, would adore Dizrythmia for the arrival of future Crowdies lead man Neil Finn, but on this album his talent is still very much in the process of developing and maturing. The whole collection isn’t a total loss, as it features favorites such as “Bold As Brass” and the downright sinister “Charlie”, as well as my personal favorite on this disc, “Crosswords”, a wonderfully silly song with a surprisingly complex 2 out of 4arrangement. To describe this album in a single phrase – this is Split Enz in flux. It becomes obvious that the amazingly polished sound of Second Thoughts was a bit of a fluke early in the band’s history. Still, a lot of Enz fanz like this album, so I could very well be wrong.

Order this CD

  1. Bold As Brass (3:31)
  2. My Mistake (3:02)
  3. Parrot Fashion Love (3:54)
  4. Sugar and Spice (3:48)
  5. Without a Doubt (6:08)
  6. Crossroads (3:26)
  7. Charlie (5:32)
  8. Nice To Know (4:24)
  9. Jamboree (6:36)

Released by: Mushroom
Release date: 1977
Total running time: 40:21