Album Review: "Gravity Stairs" by Crowded House (7/10)


Producers: Crowded House, Steven Schram

Fans of ‘80s Australian pop-rockers Crowded House don’t have to dream it’s over. Sophisticated, atmospheric, dreamlike, and melancholy all capture the album’s essence. Opener “Magic Piano” serves as an overture (even lending the imagery of falling up the “gravity stairs”).

While some tracks blur into banality, standouts like “All I Can Ever Own” and “Oh Hi” are upbeat, socially and morally conscious. “Some Greater Plan (for Claire)” is a poignant waltz, encapsulating love, loss, and moving on—a motif for the record.