10 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Selling more than a million copies in the U.K. and earning the pensive singer/songwriter a Mercury Prize nomination, Ben Howard's 2011 debut was no slouch—but it's his sophomore album that brings his talents into sharp focus. From the dub ambience and electric curlicues of the opener, producer Chris Bond judiciously flanks Howard's reedy tenor with light percussion and bright guitars. "Rivers in Your Mouth" sizzles like Springsteen's "I'm on Fire," and the skipping notes and vocal dips of "She Treats Me Well" recall Nick Drake. This is a thoughtful, meditative record, taking its time to create a uniquely melancholy mood. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Selling more than a million copies in the U.K. and earning the pensive singer/songwriter a Mercury Prize nomination, Ben Howard's 2011 debut was no slouch—but it's his sophomore album that brings his talents into sharp focus. From the dub ambience and electric curlicues of the opener, producer Chris Bond judiciously flanks Howard's reedy tenor with light percussion and bright guitars. "Rivers in Your Mouth" sizzles like Springsteen's "I'm on Fire," and the skipping notes and vocal dips of "She Treats Me Well" recall Nick Drake. This is a thoughtful, meditative record, taking its time to create a uniquely melancholy mood. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
366 Ratings
366 Ratings
Ascjfjcndx ,

Mind-Blowing

So this is my third time writing a review (hopefully this one survives XD)
To make a long story short, Ben Howard's music is happiness. It's bliss. It's worth hours and hours of solitude just to hear this album as many times as you need to.

I can't speak for anyone else's music tastes, but for mine, the two available songs on this album and the entire album/EPs before it have been nothing but awe-inspiring.

rachelpierce12 ,

BEN, where do I even begin?

Ben does it again. He truly captivates me through his words and pure passion that no other artist can surpass. I have already heard five of the ten songs on this album, and amazing doesn't even begin to describe the content. I cannot wait for the release of this album, so I can hear the other five songs that I'm sure will blow me away. I am fully prepared to lock myself in my room for a week straight with only this album to grace me with its delectable presence.
Obsessed with Ben Howard? Well, that's putting it mildly.

zacrodibok ,

Ben Howard

I can't even wait. The album cover, the single, everything is so promising for this album. It seems all the artists have lost it and have totally changed they're music style trying to "change things up", sometimes change is good, but it seems all the latest changes have ruined great artists. But Ben Howard, the amazing, has shined a ray of hope in a dying music world. We seriously CAN NOT wait for your album.

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