Monday, August 26, 2013
Ben Kweller - Sha Sha
Sha Sha is as much a testament to Ben Kweller's greatness as anything in his catalog. Every song is a hand-crafted piece of perfect power pop. The arrangements are constantly interesting and varied. "Family Tree" could easily be a Jonathan Richman tune, "Wasted and Ready" sounds like a great Weezer song, and Kweller actually sounds a little like Rivers Cuomo on this track. "Walk on Me" could be a hit on any Ben Folds album. "Falling" could have been an Elton John hit in any decade. The album is almost its own mix tape.
Baleeted? No. But I should listen to this album again, and soon.