I'm loving 'Out of Silence'. It's quickly established itself as my favourite Neil Finn solo album.
But I have to say I'm very suprised at how little attention it's received, with very few reviews in either the mainstream or music press. At this point it hasn't even received enough reviews to qualify for a Metacritic rating. By contrast, Dizzy Heights had plenty of reviews, including in Pitchfork, Filter, MusicOMH, American Songwriter, Pop Matters, Q, Mojo, the Indepedent, Observer etc, resulting in a good Metacritic rating.
'Out of Silence' did get reviewed in the Australian edition of the Guardian (by an Aussie reviewer) but apart from that has had almost no reviews in the international press or on specialist music sites.
This probably accounts for its poor chart performance. It appeared briefly in the Aus top 10 and the UK top 30 but has since dropped percipitously down the charts.
Maybe this has something to do with the way the album was released, with a big gap between the digital release and subsequent staggered physical release in different regions. Or perhaps its due to the fact there's been no tour to support the album - and seemingly very little promotional budget.
Either way, I am surprised - and a bit disappointed given this is an album that deserves a wider audience. With the right promotion, there are even songs on this album that could have/should have received radio airplay - particularly Chameleon Days and Love is Emotional.