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  • Summary: A true solo effort, this self-titled release finds the 25-year-old Kweller handling all of the instrumentation himself for the first time.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
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  1. This is the 25-year-old singer-songwriter at his most personal. [Oct 2006, p.208]
  2. 82
    Effortless pop with an undenaible solo-era Stephen Malkmus quality that just makes you want to go on a long drive. [#22, p.100]
  3. When the music is this good, it just doesn’t matter much how many times you’ve heard this style before. [#15]
  4. He finally seems to be getting the hang of things. [Oct 2006, p.122]
  5. A beautiful, touching collection of songs, and one which marks an important rite of passage in one man’s career, even if it doesn’t always feel like his best work.
  6. Ben Kweller may not sum up Kweller, but it’s a worthy personal statement from a popster whose chops keep getting better.
  7. It seems to me that this album has already been made countless times by countless bands.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. tonioV
    Dec 15, 2006
    I could count on one hand 2006 music albums that i could listen from start to end. This is one of them. Thanks M. Ben Kweller !
  2. Dany-JackM
    Sep 28, 2006
    Excellent disque, avec de superbes sonorités ! On est content d'écouter ces morceaux, et l'on est étonné de savoir que l'auteur chante et joue de tous ces instruments. Expand
  3. d.hoov
    Oct 21, 2006
    He plays all the insturments and puts music together as well as anyone. "13" is a quiet song, that is lyric driven but if your patient you'll be in for a romantic, fun, and feel good song. Overall the cd can't be beat, it's got a little bit of everything. Expand
  4. SearcyF
    Sep 26, 2006
    Songs great. It was awesome. I went to the Tempe show. Music was inspiring, and made me feel sensual and sexy...
  5. FStorr
    Oct 6, 2006
    I got Kweller's first album when it came out and really didn't like it. I didn't bother with the follow-up, but decided to take a chance with this one as the reviews were so good. I'm really glad I did as it's an excellent album of great pop music. Well worth ponying up the cash for. Expand
  6. Scott
    Oct 9, 2006
    A great disc. While not as wonderful as "Sha Sha," it is a marked improvement over the mediocre "On My Way."
  7. claudep
    Oct 14, 2006
    superbe !! chaque nouvelle écoute fait apparaître de nouveaux trésors et l'on sait que l'on tient là un des meilleurs albums de 2006 ! Expand

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