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Beta Male Fairytales

5 May 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 May 2008
  • Release Date: 5 May 2008
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Relentless 2006 Ltd trading as Relentless Records under exclusive licence to Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 20
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  • Total Length: 47:04
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  • ASIN: B001L2D66Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,587 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chipstick on 23 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album on the strength of their single 'Let it out' and because it came out as an Amazon recommendation for me (another bulls-eye for my music collection!) and I have not been disappointed.

The songs (often guitar based) contain some beautiful lyrics and arrangements and all the songs have an immediate impact. I think Ben's Brother are going to be very big...I hope so.

I agree with the other reviewers - there are echoes of both the Stereophonics and Keane in terms of style, and the lead vocalist's voice does sound reminiscent of Rod Stewart. But in spite of this, Ben's Brother have very much their own sound!

Highlights on the album for me are the delicate and beautiful 'Bad Dream' and, of course 'Let it out'.

I highly recommend this!!!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rodney_Mullen on 12 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This album captures the listener from the start, it sort of draws you in and is instantly calming, a great album to chill out to after a stress-filled day. The melodies are great, virtually every song is catchy and will be with you for days even after only one listen. The album is full of well-written tunes combined with good melodies and a great croaky-style voice, the overall effect works really well and the album flows majestically from one track to the next. Although this album is excellent there are a couple of dodgy tracks near the end of the album which really prevents the album from being of 5-star standard. I disagree completely with a previous reviewer, this is exactly what the british music industry needs, a band that writes and performs their own stunning ballads, what we dont need are more talentless pop groups and artists that emerge from talent shows and then disapear within 3 months, this group are here to stay.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Meadows on 4 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Heard this group play one track a while ago on TV & so I pre-ordered the cd, (which when it eventualy came out after several date changes) I was not dissapointed with it.
I love the album, only one thing the tracks seems so familiar that I feel I have been listening to it for ages (not a bad thing).
The sound very much reminds me of Rod Stewart and Stereophonics.
I love to play this really loudly, it has some great tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andy Sweeney TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Feb. 2008
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'Beta Male Fairytales' by Ben's Brother (so called because singer Jamie Hartman has a brother called Ben whom he always felt caught in the shadow of whilst growing up) is an unashamed piece of radio-friendly, quality mainstream pop/rock. Jamie's vocals have been compared with Rod Stewart's and, while I can see why that is the case, they're not quite as throaty and croaky - thankfully.

This is yet another album without any tracks that you'd absolutely die for, but instead has a consistently good, easy-paced, quality all throughout the album, making for a rewarding and enjoyable listen. In fact, when I first listened to 'Beta Male Fairytales', I almost wanted to not like it, given it's gentle pace and obviously mainstream appeal, but I just couldn't pass it by, given the beauty and craft of the songwriting. Songs such as 'Let Me Out' have an assurance of a band who could quite easily be on their fifth release and yet this is their debut. That fact alone makes this collection of songs all the more remarkable.

There just isn't a bad song on this album and I can see my affection for Ben's Brother growing with each listen. I wouldn't recommend this to indie snobs, but for people who readily enjoy the likes of Paul McCartney, Crowded House and, yes, early Rod Stewart, I would urge them to give Ben's Brother a spin. I warn you, though, you may not want to enjoy this, but you most probably will.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BeautifulThings on 24 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I am only prompted to add my thoughts after so many reviews because I hadn't noticed that anyone had mentioned what my daughters (14 and 12) and I spotted as soon as we put the CD on. This is a tremendously spiritual album. They go straight into it with Rise, and keep right on going. We scoured the notes for a reference to a Higher inspiration, and it's there all right, but don't let that put you off. If anything, it adds an extra layer.
I bought this for Stuttering, and find that it isn't my favourite. In any album, that is always a treat.
All the songs require listening to to really appreciate. And the lyrics? Clever, sometimes funny, moving. Yes, the songs are catchy, but they have the depth to grow as you listen.
I hope their record company has faith in them and will continue to support them - reissuing BMF with Stuttering as an add-on doesn't bode terribly well. They are such a refreshing change from manufactured pop/pap that I hope they can Carry On.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Teasdale on 22 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album on the strength of the single and it is so good the single doesn't even stand out. All the songs on here are excellent. Normally when you but an album you get one or two good songs and the rest you just skip through. Well I haven't skipped this yet. Brilliant!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By polly on 2 Jun. 2009
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Ok, iam a 50 plus lady who had never heard of Ben let alone his brother but after 20 odd years working in retail and listening to the music piped through the store only one song has made me go and buy the cd. That was Stuttering i love this song and was prepared to just be skipping to this track each play. HOW WRONG I WAS, i love every track on this cd the lyrics are beautiful Jamie Hartman's voice is unique and soulful the tunes beautiful.I can't wait to find out what other cd's they have out that i have been missing out on.
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