I think Neil's two solo albums are actually better than the Crowded House records.
Interesting...I think you might be half right. I think his two solo discs are indeed stronger and have a much better sound than the first two Crowded House albums, both of which suffer from some dodgy late eighties production. The second two Crowded House, particularly Woodface, sound great and benefit from a snappy collection of songs, and in Woodface's case the band's augmented by the company of Tim Finn. And if we're going to split hairs here I'd venture and say that Neil's first, Try Whisteling This, is the more adventurous and robust of his two. But remember opinions are nothing more than opinions.