Hey You. Yes You.

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All Music Guide - Jason Damas
When Grand Royal folded after the release of Ben Lee's third album, he was thrown into artistic limbo in the U.S., incapable of building on the momentum from his sorta successful third album, Breathing Tornados. Despite a few low-key tours in 2001 -- when he debuted most of the material from what would become his fourth album -- he dropped off the radar, relegated to the status of "Claire Danes' boyfriend" and little else. But when Hey You, Yes You, his fourth record, finally did appear at the tail end of 2002 as an Australian import, it showed that Lee didn't stop growing even though he couldn't release any records. Hey You, Yes You takes the sonic experimentation that Lee...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Damas
When Grand Royal folded after the release of Ben Lee's third album, he was thrown into artistic limbo in the U.S., incapable of building on the momentum from his sorta successful third album, Breathing Tornados. Despite a few low-key tours in 2001 -- when he debuted most of the material from what would become his fourth album -- he dropped off the radar, relegated to the status of "Claire Danes' boyfriend" and little else. But when Hey You, Yes You, his fourth record, finally did appear at the tail end of 2002 as an Australian import, it showed that Lee didn't stop growing even though he couldn't release any records. Hey You, Yes You takes the sonic experimentation that Lee sketched out on the polished, shiny Breathing Tornados and expands it into trippier, more beat-heavy territory, due largely to producer Dan the Automator. The two are a perfect match, since Dan the Automator creates an adventurous sonic landscape for Lee's pleasant but typical songs, making the record sound for all the world like a much more tuneful version of the Gorillaz record. If Lee hadn't started down this path with Tornados, Hey You, Yes You might've sounded forced, but instead it sounds perfectly natural; Lee wants to write simple, basic, guitar-oriented pop songs, but he wants enough musical bric-a-brac around to make things colorful and interesting. Like his previous efforts, Hey You, Yes You is delightfully unpretentious and incessantly catchy, whether it's on typical Lee power poppers like "Running With Scissors" or gorgeous power ballads the Jason Schwartzman co-penned "Chills", or when he's playing with his newfound grooviness, such as on the spacy "Dirty Mind" or the intense "Something Borrowed, Something Blue."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: F-2 Music
  • UPC: 829299090321
  • Catalog Number: 903
  • Sales rank: 373,189

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Running With Scissors (3:32)
  2. 2 Aftertaste (3:16)
  3. 3 Dirty Mind (4:15)
  4. 4 Something Borrowed, Something Blue (4:02)
  5. 5 Run (3:31)
  6. 6 Chills (3:26)
  7. 7 Music for the Young & Foolish (3:15)
  8. 8 No Room to Bleed (3:48)
  9. 9 On & On (3:59)
  10. 10 Shine (4:08)
  11. 11 In the Morning (3:00)
  12. 12 Still on the Line (5:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Lee Primary Artist
Larry Gray Keyboards
Jason Schwartzman Keyboards
Technical Credits
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Dan the Automator Producer
Dan Estabrook Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    I hadn't even heard of Ben Lee before his EP with Ben Kweller and Ben Folds. I bought this CD out of curiosity and was amazed by it. It's perfect to drive or just mellow out with. I was skeptical about it after hearing the first song (a little too pop-ish) but about 30 seconds into "Chills" I was hooked. The majority of the songs are slower with great rythmn. I highly recommend this CD to anyone.

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