Sorry to put this right after your post ValerieH, but...
I hate Weather With You. It is the worst Crowded house song ever. I want to claw off my ears when I hear it. It's taken me years to come to terms with the fact that I hate it, but I've finally made my peace with it. It's the only Crowded House song I've ever had such a violent reaction to, but it makes me feel good to know that Neil is not perfect.
And Woodface is my least favourite Crowded House album. I do like most of the other songs, a few I really like, but all in all the album doesn't do much for me. I probably haven't listened to it in years. Together Alone is my favourite, and I really feel about Woodface (especially after Together Alone came out) that the band just really needed to do something, and Woodface is what they did. It's good for just throwing an album out, but to me, it really feels just thrown out for the sake of having an album out.
Coming from an American perspective as well, without a doubt, Don't Dream It's Over puts Weather With You to shame, and most Americans who only have a peripheral idea of who Neil Finn or Crowded House are Woodface is utterly unknown. I think in the states, Split Enz work (especially, I Got You) is better known then Woodface. If you walk up to someone on the street and say Neil Finn or Crowded House, they're most likely to know Don't Dream It's Over (& Something So Strong) and I Got You.
As far as Tim's contribution. I don't know. I do know that I like the Finn Brothers album WAY more then Woodface.