Sollee, Ben / Half Made Man
Album:Half Made Man Collection:General
Artist:Sollee, Ben Added:Sep 2012
Label:Tin Ear Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-01-12 Pull Date:2013-03-17 
Week Ending:Mar 17Mar 10Mar 3Feb 24Feb 17Feb 10Feb 3Jan 27

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 27, 2015:Time Traveler
The Maestro
4.Apr 24, 2014:The Peninsula Sings
Roam In The Dark
2.Jan 23, 2015:Time Traveler
The Maestro
5.Oct 25, 2013:Time Traveler
The Maestro
3.May 09, 2014:Time Traveler
6.Oct 11, 2013:Time Traveler
The Maestro

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2013-01-02 
“Half Made Man” Ben Sollee
Ben Sollee’s third album finds the 29-year-old singer/songwriter taking his art in some new directions. The highly accomplished indie folk cellist has created a CD that isn’t easy to categorize, as Sollee experiments with a variety of genres. Indie folk-rock. Southern rock. Alt country. Americana. Maybe even a little pop rockabilly. His vocals are expressive and his musicianship evident on everything from the octave mandolin and guitar to his trademark cello. Sollee produced this campaign-funded release, making Half Made Man a very personal project indeed.
— Francis

Recommended: 2, 8, 5, 9, 4, 1, 10, and 3. No FCCs

1. (2:51) Whole Lot to Give — Shimmering start transitions into a catchy pop-rock number, with just a dash of fiddle. ***
2. (3:06) The Healer — Bouncy, up-tempo tune with syncopated beat and bright, ringing guitar. ****
3. (3:02) DIY — High-energy pop and rootsy rockabilly. Rudder bass drives an up-tempo pace with fiddle touches adding a bit more country flavor. **
4. (2:55) Roam in the Dark — Sweet and soft ballad. Steel guitar cries in the distance. Excellent vocals. ***
5. (3:40) Unfinished — Could be title track — “I am unfinished…I am a half-made man.” Driving alt country or folk rock. Strong performance. ***
6. (3:22) Get Off your Knees — Alt country with big, slapping backbeats and chugging bass throughout.
7. (3:08) Slow Down — Leisurely walk through the woods, with steel guitar floating freely in the background.
8. (4:50) The Maestro — Beautiful storytelling style highlighted by Sollee’s emotive vocals over spare acoustic guitar. Cello adds lovely touches. ****
9. (5:10) The Pursuit of Happiness — Down-home Southern rock characterized by Carl Broemel’s (My Morning Jacket) edgy guitar and Sollee’s Neil Young-like vocals. ***
10. (3:56) Some Lovin’ — Nice lilting melody. Prominent rhythm guitar and drums. Some excellent cello riffs and vocals by Sollee. **

Track Listing
1.Whole Lot To Give 6.Get Off Your Knees
2.The Healer 7.Slow Down
3.D.I.Y. 8.The Maestro
4.Roam In The Dark 9.The Pursuit Of Happiness
5.Unfinished 10.Some Lovin'