1 TIM FINN - A great album, with some of his best songs. There are some duds (Suicide On Downing St. most notably) but there are also many gems: Young Mountain, Tears Inside, Birds Swim Fish Fly and Been There Done That.
2 SAY IT IS SO - His most consistent work: Each song is incredibly Brilliant! Just love Death Of A Popular Song!
3 ESCAPADE - I actually don't mind this album. It's got some good and bad moments, but I don't see it as bad as the one that follows:
4 BIG CANOE - Over produced to the absolute MAXXXXX! I've said it before - Nick Launay has produced some of the best albums to ever come out of Australasia, but this isn't one of them. There are some good songs - Spiritual Hunger, No Thunder No Fire No Rain, Carve You In Marble and Are We One or Are We Two, but I think this album doesn't suit Tim's style. To come back with 'Tim Finn', GOOD CALL TIM! I also think of the Finn/Brock songs he didn't write the lyrics (tim wouldn't sink as low to write a song called Timmy would he?)
I cant comment on Before and After as I haven't heard it properly yet.