Liam Finn's solo disc "I'll Be Lightning" is a great set from this young musician whose style is not far afield from his famous father Neil and Uncle Tim Finn. Finn fronted a band Betchadupa that had several CDs such as Move Over & Sleepy News. This CD is going to make those discs collector's items in fast form. His songs become stronger with repeated listenings. On "Second Chance" his busy arrangement alone makes you take notice including what sounds like tubas floating in the mix. "Gather to the Chapel" is my current favorite with its sweet midtempo melody, gorgeous harmonies and what sounds like a crazy violin that keeps interjecting itself almost like it's out of control and short circuiting, "Your photo over the alter, old friends dressed in black, first time that I've seen you in ages." "Lead Balloon" may be a rocker or a bit of whimsy, "A free man is a happier man." "Night is just the day giving in," Liam sings on the nearly all-vocal track "Lullaby." It's so different that it's riveting. Liam actually brings to mind Paul McCartney on "Energy Spent" with its sweet melody and soaring harmony, "I'm not broken, just a little energy spent & it's a long way from here." "Remember when you made another friend and I knew what he was up to, but I know that I can trust you; Eventually I ached with jealousy and I don't know what came over me," is deeply personal, astonishingly moving, on the brilliant "Remember When." The title track is meticulously detailed with a little laugh and glowing harmonies. "Turn away from me, I can't stay to see you look at me in that way," Liam sings on the moody closer "Shadow of Your Man" with a lovely melody and a stately piano. Liam Finn's disc is incredibly good, not to be missed by any that like to marry melody, intelligent lyrics, lovely harmonies and detailed and varied musical instrumentation. It will take your breath away! Bravo!