For Curious Ben Lee fans...

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For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« on: July 10, 2007, 01:21:01 PM »
You can hear his new song, "Love Me Like the World Is Ending" from his new cd (due September 18th!) called Ripe, here:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/sc/sc070708faithless

it starts at about 1:27:14. give thanks to very dead, but helpful Ben-Lee.com boards.
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 07:45:58 PM »
i've ripped it from the site.  it sounds pretty good but i think i'll like blush and the rooney song better.  not cause it's rooney, just cause of what i heard on his video blog.

does anyone have his itunes originals and is willing to post it?  please????
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 08:17:47 PM »
i have been asking constantly for that, and no one is willing...
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 12:59:20 PM »
selfish bastards... hey chloe how do you like the new song
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 03:46:39 PM »
I like the new song, solid stuff.  Is that photo on his mySpace (for the song) the actual album art for Ripe?  My friend thinks he looks slightly scrubby.  I personally am amused by the shoulder pad-ness, haha.
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 04:19:27 PM »
i sorta like it. i mean, of course old Ben Lee will always hold a special place in my heart, but i do like it. blush looks good too, from the little video we got from that...overall, i'm pretty excited for the new cd.

and i dont know if thats the album art or not...it looks nice whether it is or not though haha
My new philosophy is that a crappy tape deck somewhere plays a greatest hits collection of strange and tender moments, lost, stranded, and forgotten. I'll meet you there.

Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007, 08:27:17 PM »
anybody else think that its kind of got a snow patrol like vibe at the beginning?

I don't know how i feal about that. But I'm pretty optomistic for the rest of the album.

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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007, 09:02:13 PM »
snow patrol were good before they got famous. so basically when chasing cars came out. final straw is a pretty good cd. i bought it at a flea market for five before knowing who it was a few years ago, and i really liked it.
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007, 10:38:35 PM »
yeah, i've been knowing Snow Patrol for ages. 
the older stuff is definitely the best.
and i'm so high not even you and all your love could bring me down

http://www.last.fm/user/foldsisgod/

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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2007, 07:45:45 AM »
yeah it's like the same interval or notes or something... except ben lee's is: duh duh DIH duh and snow patrol's is duh DIH duh DIH over and over....

the bridge doesn't sound like the usual ben lee bridge either.  and the entire drums for that part seem way off. not ben lee like at all.
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2007, 06:46:46 AM »
Just got an advance of the album - it's pretty good. Typical for Ben Lee - poppy while talking about depressing things. A couple of tracks stand out - "Numb" and "Birds & Bees". Another solid addition to his catalog.

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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2007, 11:54:06 AM »
I just got it too, and so far I'm lovin "Birds and Bees" (I like the Mandy Moore collaboration on that one), "Blush", "Numb" (cool beat!), and "Ripe" (who else can make "your jokes got worse each afternoon, like bacon at a bar mitzvah" sound cute?)
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2007, 02:40:51 PM »
"Is This How Love's Supposed To Feel?" is my favorite so far.  but blush is a close second.  some of the others are pretty great, but "Is This How Love's Supposed To Feel?" is the standout for me.
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2007, 01:03:05 PM »
http://www.last.fm/music/Ben+Lee

apparently i'm the second highest listener to ben lee last week
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Re: For Curious Ben Lee fans...
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2007, 02:09:42 PM »
He's got some Aussie dates out at whatever your UP! festival is....

Okay, come on, United States (preferably Iowa.)
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