Split Enz – Second Thoughts

Split Enz - Second ThoughtsThe band’s second album curiously rehashed several songs from their first, but beefed up and fine-tuned the group’s sound considerably and, including some new gems (many of them actually new recordings of the Enz’s earliest singles and live favorites), created a vastly superior album. The vocals are more straightforward than the old-man-telling-a-story approach used by Phil Judd on Mental Notes, and the entire group is in fine form, consistently cohesive for what would be the last time in 4 out of 4several years. My only gripe – they should’ve rerecorded the catchy “Maybe” from the first album and scrapped “The Woman Who Loves You”. That would have made this quite possibly the most perfect album ever to emerge from the south Pacific, beating anything Men at Work or INXS could ever have dreamed of concocting…still, as it is, it’s on my DNP Album List!

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  1. Late Last Night (4:04)
  2. Walking Down a Road (5:28)
  3. Titus (3:16)
  4. Lovey Dovey (3:09)
  5. Sweet Dreams (5:08)
  6. Stranger Than Fiction (7:06)
  7. Time for a Change (4:07)
  8. Matinee Idyll (129) (2:57)
  9. The Woman Who Loves You (6:56)

Released by: Mushroom
Release date: 1976
Total running time: 42:11