Lee, Ben / Rebirth Of Venus, The
Album:Rebirth Of Venus, The Collection:General
Artist:Lee, Ben Added:Apr 2009
Label:New West Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-24 Pull Date:2009-07-26 
Week Ending:Jul 26Jul 12Jul 5Jun 28Jun 21Jun 14Jun 7

Recent Airplay
1.May 20, 2016:Time Traveler
What's So Bad (About Feeling Good)?
4.Jul 10, 2009:Time Traveler
What's So Bad (About Feeling Good)?
2.Jul 24, 2009:Time Traveler
5.Jul 09, 2009:The Songsmith Show
Rise Up
3.Jul 21, 2009:thats not bluerass
Rise Up
6.Jul 07, 2009:Time Traveler
What's So Bad (About Feeling Good)?

Album Review
Truc Nguyen
Reviewed 2009-06-21 
Ben Lee – Rebirth of Venus
Male vocals, singer-songwriter. Saccharine lyrics and upbeat sound. Acoustic guitar and piano driven. Most songs are unmemorable and kind of blurs together. Picks are 5, 7 10, 12.
FCCs: 6 (fuck)

1. Mid-tempo. Starts out with tapping on tin cans, pots and pans. Upbeat, consistent rhythm carried by the bass.
2. Chorus throughout. Gets quiet at 1:56 but picks up again. Clapping hands. Flourish at the end and fades out.
3. Staccato-y piano response to Lee’s vocals. Xylophone plays sweet melody at parts. Innocent and childish, anthem for a sunny day.
4. Talks and sings to a consistent beat. Slight electronic layer of dull beepings. Female vocals.
5. * Soft, slow acoustic guitar and vocals with female accompaniment. Piano melody repeats.
6. Faster paced, more energetic.
7. ** Weird, funky electronicy beat. Half talks/half sings with really wispy, sweet chorus.
8. Mushy ballad, female vocals.
9. Clapping to the beat, humming the melodies. Self-aware with people talking in the background at times.
10. * Synthy chords at beginning. Lee reads some lines like poetry interspersed with a chorus that sounds like it could be background music of a Coke commercial.
11. Sweet, unmemorable track.
12. ** Begins with slow electronic sounds reminiscent of The Postal Service. Very vocal driven until 1:30 when drums and piano comes in. Guitar solo in the middle, gets soft then abruptly gets louder at 3:20 with chorus joining in.
13. Drums and clapping carry the song. Sounds like a church song with call and response from chorus

Track Listing
1.What's So Bad (About Feeling Good)? 7.Boy With A Barbie
2.Surrender 8.Bad Poetry
3.Sing 9.Blue Denim
4.I Love Pop Music 10.Wake Up To America
5.Rise Up 11.I'm A Woman Too
6.Yoko Ono 12.Families Cheating At Board Games
 13.Song For The Divine Mother Of The Universe