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My favorite of his

Ben Harper has had one of the most amazing careers in music history ever. I honestly can’t name an album from him I don’t like. But there is something about this album holds a special place in my heart over any of his other works. I strongly recommend it to anybody who loves folk and soul music. This album makes this cruel world a step closer to be better world.


So much heart put into this album. I listen to it all the time when I'm feeling down or just want to listen to something mellow and conscious.


Born: October 28, 1969 in Claremont, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Combining funky, groove-laden soul with handcrafted acoustic folk-rock, Ben Harper enjoyed cult status during the course of the '90s before gaining wider attention toward the decade's end. As a young artist, he drew his influences from classic singer/songwriters, blues revivalists, guitar slingers, and jam bands like Blues Traveler and Phish, which meant he was embraced by critics and college kids alike. Despite finding commercial success with the radio single "Steal My Kisses" in 2000, Harper continued...
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