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anyone like ben lee?

Old 06-05-04, 12:18 PM
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anyone like ben lee?

i just saw him at the knitting factory last night. i loved him. i didn't hear any of his stuff before that show, but now im a fan. a warm, wonderfully heartfelt and funny performance.

what album of his should i pick up>?
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Old 06-05-04, 02:12 PM
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i saw him several years back opening for luscious jackson. i was surprised as well, and thought he was a great live act. unfortunately, i wasn't ever able to digest any of his albums. they didn't compare to the live show.
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Old 06-05-04, 04:27 PM
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Funny...I was just listening to some old Grand Royal samplers today that had several of his songs on them. I haven't kept up with him since Grand Royal went under, but I had all of his stuff with them. I really liked his first solo album Pop Queen (I think). Very acoustic, some catchy lovelorn songs on there. I didn't relate too much to his other two albums.
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Old 06-07-04, 04:18 PM
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His newest album, "Hey You, Yes You," is actualy quite good. It's produced by Dan the Automator of Dr. Octagon/Deltron 3030/Gorillaz fame, and it kinda like pop with a hip-hop beat. Pretty cool, actually.

I loved his first album, but also couldn't really digest his second a third records.
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Old 06-08-04, 08:56 AM
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His first record is a classic, Grandpaw Would (that's the one that has Pop Queen on it). All his other albums have tried too hard, IMO.

I saw him years ago performing at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago, right around when he started dating Claire Danes, and yes she was there, and yes she was a cutie.
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