"Meanwhile, my three favourite songs from Intriguer are Archer's Arrows, Saturday Sun and Amsterdam. Opinions are a beautiful thing "
indeed! Neil is always fantastic in his own way, just depends on which style you prefer.
"That's really interesting. The first time I heard it my first thought was that it wasn't a good single. The tempo didn't change much and the chorus wasn't catchy. It's one of my top 10 Neil Finn songs, but it's strange (in a good way) that we heard it differently."
this is true, but my idea of a perfect pop song doesn't really need huge tempo changes or anything like that. Head Over Heels is the greatest pop song I can think of and the tempo doesn't really change at all. I've always really loved how the tone of Don't Stop Now changes to really dark and sinister in the bridge, with the "churchyard ten miles out of town" bit, and then straight back into the breezy chorus. Neil is so good at those tonal shifts