The Next Ben Folds??

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The Next Ben Folds??
« on: April 22, 2006, 08:03:53 AM »
I've been searching the internet for new talent for years, and I came across this young guy, "Jay McCarrol" who is getting pretty damn popular in Toronto, Canada.  But I wanna know what you guys think....he's certainly got the ben folds influence (I hear radiohead in there too...) but will he follow in Ben's footsteps?

you be the judge: www.myspace.com/jaymccarrol

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Offline mr.t

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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2006, 10:06:08 AM »
No. He sucks.
poop.

Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2006, 12:32:12 PM »
i think he's good.

Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2006, 01:49:40 PM »
I think he sounds pretty good.

No. He sucks.

You're entitled to voice your opinion and to say you don't like the music but I think to say "he sucks" is a bit harsh in this instance. Sounds to me like the guy's a decent songwriter, singer and musician who's creating music that's not run-of-the-mill indie shite and I can understand why Gordon55 posted the recommendation.


Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2006, 05:50:15 PM »
I've been searching the internet for new talent for years, and I came across this young guy, "Jay McCarrol" who is getting pretty damn popular in Toronto, Canada.  But I wanna know what you guys think....he's certainly got the ben folds influence (I hear radiohead in there too...) but will he follow in Ben's footsteps?

you be the judge: www.myspace.com/jaymccarrol

Yeah, he sounds pretty good to me. Nice recomendation!

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Offline Walter_Smidge

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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2006, 07:47:12 PM »
he's got talent... and definatly is influenced by the ben.... not someone i would listen to but good nonetheless...
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Offline general_apathy (Chloe)

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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2006, 07:52:27 PM »
he's alright. not very original, but he's definitely got some talent. would rather hear him on the radio more than that rap and emo shit.
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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2006, 01:36:47 AM »
Now i know what that guy was going on about when he was getting pissed off at the countless randoms who keep posting this 'amazing new band.'
'nuff said.

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Offline Brian Golley

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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2006, 02:00:29 AM »
'nuff said.

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Offline elements_of_rock

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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2006, 02:41:27 AM »
I just finished listening to all his songs.  I can't say his lyrics are anything special.  I agree with general apathy that he's not that original.  Just a question though, Gordon... Why are you looking for new talent?  Giving up on Ben?  He's not retired yet.

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DrAlexHaleIII

Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2006, 03:16:15 AM »
He ain't the next Ben, that's for sure.

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samfoster88

Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2006, 03:52:52 AM »
His songs are good but its missing the Ben Folds/ Ben Folds Five fun which would make him the next Folds. Good recommendation though, hes a talented guy.

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Offline Brian Golley

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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2006, 04:34:06 AM »
is he as talented as you sam?

Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2006, 06:57:02 AM »
He ain't the next Ben, that's for sure.

That's for sure. I don't think anyone ever will really be the next Ben Folds. Ben Folds is who he is. He's kind of almost too original to duplicate, I think.

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Re: The Next Ben Folds??
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2006, 12:26:59 PM »
ohh boy more reccomendations by people we dont know! im not even bovvered!
Can we stop this ?  really its so transparent!  hows about posting bout yourself or other things before you start trying to reccomend other stuff?

PLEASE!!!