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Go Fly A Kite

Ben Kweller

Go Fly A Kite

Austin indie rocker Ben Kweller releases his first album since 2009 and his first on his own label, Noise Company

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Noise Company
UK Release date
14/02/2012
US Release date
07/02/2012
  1. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Spirited, energetic and competent power-pop
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Kweller is a disarming presence and an unpretentious sonic architect. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Rich, well-crafted and darned fun
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  4. 8.0 |   Blurt

    Like nothing else that is being produced right now
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  5. 7.0 |   Pop Matters

    Intricate, solidly crafted pop-rock
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  6. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Hooky, melodic, and sappy power pop
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  7. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Straddling the border of alt-country and indie rock
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  8. 6.0 |   A.V. Club

    He hones his best Cars, Harry Nilsson and Wilco moves into a personally revealing breakup record
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  9. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    He might be rightly questioned whether the relative safety of his style has been wise, but it's certainly kept his fan base happy
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  10. 6.0 |   Q

    Retaining the sunshine vocals and buzzing guitars blueprint that's served him well thus far. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Kweller’s talent as a pop-rock songwriter is plainly evident, but despite the consistent cheeriness that’s offered across Go Fly A Kite, it never manages to shake off the feeling of being merely an appetiser for a main course that never materialises
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  12. 6.0 |   DIY

    A likeable album, but it sounds like Jet at its worst times and like an American alt-rock band past their sell by date at its best
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  13. 5.5 |   Pitchfork

    The most disappointing aspect of Go Fly a Kite is that it sounds so satisfied, almost smug, in its complacency
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  14. 5.0 |   BBC

    Resting on laurels may please some, but in a period where established artists need to make their most exciting and progressive music yet to stand out, just being oneself isn’t always good enough
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Ben Kweller: Go Fly A Kite

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  • 6. Full Circle £0.99
  • 7. Justify Me £0.99
  • 8. The Rainbow £0.99
  • 9. Time Will Save The Day £0.99
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