Saturday, February 11, 2012
Ben Kweller: "Go Fly A Kite" (mini-review)
This collection of songs is pretty typical Kweller fare. They are indie pop/rock with a hint of twang. Sure, there are moments that a more rockin' than we're used to ("Mean To Me", "Time Will Save The Day") and there's a maritime sway to "Full Circle", but it's truly the hooks and melodies that rule the day.
Kweller always has a naive childlike quality to the way he approaches relationship songs. It makes a track like "Out The Door" so much more charming than it would be if it were done earnestly.
It all makes Kweller incredibly easy to listen to. I know I'll be reaching for the comfort of this album when I'm in need of a little pick me up.
Verdict: Buy It