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number7
(Far side of nowhere)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 18:12
 

Love this guy, Thanks rp.
Once again you have enriched my musical taste.
I am only 3 songs in so far but if it holds up I will be very happy, if it gets better, I cannot wait.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGfWLWqkshg   Ben Howard - Glastonbury Festival 2015 Full Show.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Jan 23, 2018 6:34
 

It might have happened like this....

God is an Astronaut were in the next recording studio and when Ben's session musicians didn't turn up at the allocated time slot Ben tapped the window to next door and mouthed... "Guys can you help me out on this track?".
rlr511
(Philadelphia)
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 9:41
 

love this song
whomhow
(changeable)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 6:08
 

 8->9

mesmerizing peace of art, never tired of it
 


eroz
(Boston)
Posted: Oct 04, 2017 11:15
 

 kimschoice wrote:
When this song comes on, I have clicked to see who it is multiple times....but still not sure if I enjoy the song.  Perhaps its just his voice.
 

 
Same here, but definitely because I do enjoy the song.
rlr511
(Philadelphia)
Posted: Jun 21, 2017 10:28
 

really good song
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 6:17
 

 jbuhl wrote:
{#Bananasplit}

 
heyduke2 wrote: 
Damn good song imo (doesn't cause banana splits though)

LOL we do agree on the song. but i was  just being facetious.
kimschoice
(Bosstown)
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 6:12
 

When this song comes on, I have clicked to see who it is multiple times....but still not sure if I enjoy the song.  Perhaps its just his voice.
 
ericeobrien
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 10:49
 

Transitioning into this song from Mike Scott's "Bring 'Em All In" was thematically clever and inspiring.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jan 14, 2017 10:54
 

 jbuhl wrote:
{#Bananasplit}

 
Damn good song imo (doesn't cause banana splits though)
trevc
(Wincanton, UK)
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 6:55
 

Just garbage really.
DigitalJer
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 15:29
 

Wow, really great stuff
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 15:27
 

Fabulous. Definitely channeling Robin Trower on the guitar.
sfyi2001
Posted: Nov 14, 2016 5:41
 

Man this is good.
kcar
Posted: Oct 11, 2016 22:58
 

 CaffeineSam wrote:
This song made me quite sad about the potatoes I was putting in the oven.

I felt like I was committing a terrible injustice, an act of cruelty, a despicable heresy...

 
And then you chopped the broccoli, didn't you? Bastard!

Maybe it's just my hunger talking but this sounds like indigestion echoing in my gut... 
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 10:31
 

 fussel78 wrote:

so true. 8 with an edge to 9.
have to hear it again to know for sure :-)

 
I MADE THE CALL TODAY. 9 IT IS.
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 16:23
 

I've heard this a hundred times and today it hits me like I'm just hearing it for the first time.
ProjectGemini07
(SC)
Posted: Jul 11, 2016 16:14
 

"Has the world gone mad
Or is it me?
All these small things
They gather round me
gather round me
Is it all so very bad
I can't see
Oh all these small things
They gather round me
Gather round me
and I can't see"

Seems especially prescient given the events of the past week here in America.{#Frown}{#Cry}
fussel78
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 13:05
 

 MayBaby wrote:
Beautiful. Perfect for the days we've been forced into living.

 
so true. 8 with an edge to 9.
have to hear it again to know for sure :-)
easmann
(Standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: May 31, 2016 14:14
 

 davboz wrote:
It has AND it's you! Gawd, the sampling and build-up to nothing.
  
 
On_The_Beach wrote:
Huh?
 
davboz is referencing the lyrics:

"Has the world gone mad
Or is it me?" — Ben Howard, Small Things

Fits in this playlist very nicely for me. Good segue from Neil Halstead's Full Moon Rising.
nealperkins
Posted: May 10, 2016 18:11
 

Wear it out already....variety please!!
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: May 06, 2016 11:17
 

{#Bananasplit}
itstamzin
(United Cringedom)
Posted: Apr 04, 2016 11:15
 

Earlier I said that I like it, but now I lurve it!  It's eerie, beautiful, deep, moving. 9 from me!
deepwoodskev
(Somewhere West of Chicago)
Posted: Mar 24, 2016 14:28
 

Boooooooooooooring.
BBoyes
(Utah: Gateway to Nevada)
Posted: Mar 15, 2016 16:38
 

Very unlikely, un-melodic tune which would probably be largely intolerable on its own, but which happens to work very well with the vocals and ends up being quite stirring if darkly moody. I wonder how someone creates such a combination? It would be interesting to observe the process.
dc_zee
Posted: Mar 03, 2016 17:38
 

 arserocket wrote:
I like it and I liked most of his stuff, non-live - — live he is depressing and morose... we walked away crying early from his headline show last summer. Mind you, at least there were trained therapists on hand to help you out (ex-hedge fund managers or bankers) and into special ambulances with ATMs installed..... GRAND!

 
Thanks for amusingly stated 'heads up'.  Some studio loveliness turns out to be sleep-inducing. (Sorry Calexico.) And I've had surprisingly sad experiences at shows but, alas, no therapy afterwards. 


Ydesign
(Cornwall)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 23:19
 

BIG FAN. Let's have more BH  

Burgh Island would be my choice. So atmospheric    
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Feb 08, 2016 7:41
 

It sounds like Tyco were in the recording studio next door and helped him out on the backing track.
arserocket
(S.O.B in an S.U.V)
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 8:01
 

I like it and I liked most of his stuff, non-live - — live he is depressing and morose... we walked away crying early from his headline show last summer. Mind you, at least there were trained therapists on hand to help you out (ex-hedge fund managers or bankers) and into special ambulances with ATMs installed..... GRAND!
MayBaby
(Savannah, Georgia)
Posted: Jan 21, 2016 7:46
 

Beautiful. Perfect for the days we've been forced into living.
Ishwara
(Bermuda)
Posted: Jan 21, 2016 7:42
 

He always make me  take notice
Karhu
(Munich)
Posted: Jan 18, 2016 12:27
 

8 -> 9 {#Clap}
ShamanManu
(somewhere in between)
Posted: Jan 12, 2016 11:08
 

10 {#Heartkiss}
walchenbach
(Puget Sound)
Posted: Jan 04, 2016 19:56
 

 Stephenater wrote:

Totally agree, 7 -> 8!

 
i too agree, bumping it up from a 7 to 8.
Stephenater
(Marin County, CA)
Posted: Dec 31, 2015 15:14
 

 MrCreepy wrote:
The more I hear it the more I like it.

 
Totally agree, 7 -> 8!
MrCreepy
(....from the bushes)
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 10:50
 

The more I hear it the more I like it.
Hey_Porter
Posted: Nov 19, 2015 13:30
 

The build up in this song is impressive.  It sneaks up.  What seemed to be a quiet song gets really busy and intense.
djblitz
(Boston, MA)
Posted: Oct 19, 2015 7:32
 

First listen and I'm loving everything about this.  Solid 8 so far.  
Athyrius
Posted: Oct 16, 2015 12:02
 

Work of art.
twoplain2sea
(By my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Sep 17, 2015 22:50
 

   Thanks God for the small things.
       Small letters, mmm
Scrolling down like there's no tomorrow.
Dosequis
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 13:37
 

Too much drone.
BBoyes
(Utah: Gateway to Nevada)
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 13:36
 

This grabs my attention... also some really low bass in the second half. Interesting instrumental texture.
twoplain2sea
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 17:51
 

hem isch Zeitgeist.
nicolewe
Posted: Jun 28, 2015 7:35
 

Grooovy, moody, deeper vibe. A bit Dan Auerbach-ish.
Djoy
(rural north central Alabama)
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 19:30
 

Yep, Tracy Chapman influence.  I had to come look to see who was singing but nowhere close as good for me.
do love the music though
 
CaffeineSam
Posted: Jun 19, 2015 20:14
 

 Toke wrote:


AND did you cruelly peel them alive ????

 
No of course not.

The nutrients are all in the peel.

However I did slice them into nice little cubes and covered them in oil, spices and herbs.

Boy were they baked ! 
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Jun 02, 2015 12:52
 

 CaffeineSam wrote:
This song made me quite sad about the potatoes I was putting in the oven.

I felt like I was committing a terrible injustice, an act of cruelty, a despicable heresy...

 

AND did you cruelly peel them alive ????
CaffeineSam
Posted: May 30, 2015 13:37
 

This song made me quite sad about the potatoes I was putting in the oven.

I felt like I was committing a terrible injustice, an act of cruelty, a despicable heresy...
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: May 28, 2015 14:14
 

Not familiar with him, but like this track!
Marcuse
(Ouilmette)
Posted: May 20, 2015 18:20
 

 walchenbach wrote:
Does anyone else hear a strong Tracy Chapman influence? 

 
That's who I thought it was but knew it wasn't.  Great song.