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Just like to add my 2 cents worth to the Neil vs Tim debate.

I think they are equally talented as songwriters. I don't think you can say one is better than the other. Neil certainly wrote a lot of great tunes with CH but if you look at Tim's SE repertoire it is equally brilliant. Not too familiar with Tim's post SE stuff but have to say he did great work on Woodface. Outside CH I think Neil's work is not that great, although co-writing with Tim on the two "Finn Brothers" albums he did some good stuff too.

It's like trying to compare Lennon and McCartney. Both geniuses as are the Finn brothers. Can't say one is better than the other. (in my opinion)

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Apples and oranges really, also in that regard that they may a great taste together, but you cannot compare them.

For instance, Tim's voice has qualified him as a lead singer in the band, a position which (from what I hear) Neil was not too keen on when it was his turn. The two have a different range and therefore a different perspective when it comes to the importance of *singing* as an end to itself. "I Hope I Never" is not too complex in its content, but the emotions come across in the singing. "Distant Sun" hides its complexities in the chords and the lyrics, but it is not that much of a "showcase" when it comes to the lead vocals.

I would really stay away from any comparisons in terms of quality. There are things that the one excels in that the other does not even try to emulate. So why bother?

Thanks for the reply Dorthonion. I agree Neil and Tim are both different and that's another reason why you can't compare them. I prefer Tim's voice (a greater vocal range) although Neil has a stronger, more resonant one. Their songwriting is also different although as I wrote they are equally brilliant. Thanks again for the feedback. Have a good day 🙂

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