Ben Kweller

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
On his third, self-titled effort, Ben Kweller takes the notion of "solo album" to the extreme, playing all of the instruments himself. For many artists, this would result in an album that's quiet and insular. However, Ben Kweller is nearly as immediate and direct as Sha Sha and On My Way were, but with a little more focus. Kweller's eternally boyish voice is perfectly suited to his tales of young love, hanging out, and heartache, whether he frames them in giddy, impatient pop like "Run," earnest tone-poems like "Thirteen," or a sound somewhere between the two, as on the single "Sundress." To his credit, though, Kweller sounds a little more mature on several songs, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
On his third, self-titled effort, Ben Kweller takes the notion of "solo album" to the extreme, playing all of the instruments himself. For many artists, this would result in an album that's quiet and insular. However, Ben Kweller is nearly as immediate and direct as Sha Sha and On My Way were, but with a little more focus. Kweller's eternally boyish voice is perfectly suited to his tales of young love, hanging out, and heartache, whether he frames them in giddy, impatient pop like "Run," earnest tone-poems like "Thirteen," or a sound somewhere between the two, as on the single "Sundress." To his credit, though, Kweller sounds a little more mature on several songs, particularly "Penny on the Train Track" and "Red Eye," which asks the surprisingly direct question, "How long will it take before I have your heart to break?" Equally divided between thoughtful ballads such as "Until I Die" and good-natured, chugging power pop like "Gotta Move" and "Magic" -- with the occasional feisty rocker like "This Is War" thrown in for good measure -- Ben Kweller treads the same path as Kweller's other work, but fortunately, it still sounds genuine, not formulaic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 880882155926
  • Catalog Number: 21559
  • Sales rank: 17,812

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Run (3:07)
  2. 2 Nothing Happening (3:53)
  3. 3 Sundress (4:06)
  4. 4 I Gotta Move (3:10)
  5. 5 Thirteen (4:17)
  6. 6 Penny on the Train Track (4:28)
  7. 7 I Don't Know Why (3:05)
  8. 8 Magic (3:08)
  9. 9 Red Eye (4:20)
  10. 10 Until I Die (4:07)
  11. 11 This Is War (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Kweller Primary Artist, Vocals, Various
Technical Credits
Roger Greenawalt Demo Engineer
Gil Norton Producer, Audio Production
Steve Mazur Engineer
John Dunne Engineer
Ray Lego Cover Photo
Brian Dawson Live Sound Engineer
Richard Woodcraft Engineer
Ben Kweller Composer, Art Direction, Instrumentation
Matt Boynton Digital Editing
Charles Attal Management
Brian Thorn Engineer
Jakub Blackman Publicity
Ken Weinstein Publicity
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb

    Ben Kweller is an amazing artist! This album shows just how talented he truly is. I have been following Ben from the beginning of his career and he keeps getting better. His songs are fun and upbeat yet they're so mature for his age. He has an amazing voice as well as instrumental talents. This album is definitely worth getting! As well as Ben's other albums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ben Kweller is freaking amazing

    Buy the album its amazing, he is an amazing song writer and he knows how to wow you with every song, pure genious

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