Finn's first album since 1993's Before and After finds him enlisting the help of Nashville producers and various alt-country-credible musicians, but despite the presence of Wilco's Ken Coomer and various pedal steels and ukuleles, Say It Is So is an unabashed pop record.
Carefully constructed, reliably reminiscent of the Beatles in its clean melodicism, Say is likely Finn's finest since 1983's little-heard Escapade. There's not much here that wouldn't have sounded new in 1995, but such tracks as the chugging "Currents" and "Underwater Mountain," a string-laden gem of a song, demonstrate Finn's growing mastery of the three-minute pop song, even if he never exactly reinvents the wheel.
6.Need to Be Right
8.Big Wave Rider
9.Death of a Popular Song
10.Some Dumb Reason