Just want to play devils advocate, because if I read the other reviews here then bought the album, I would've been really disappointed. Ben traded in one of the best live bands ever (the Innocent Criminals) for this pub band. The drummer is great, the bass player is non-descript, and the guitarist is so boring, his tone is so bland and his parts are just uninspiring, I'm sure one of the reasons for this is because he wasn't aloud to overshadow Ben. Shimmer And Shine is a great rock/pop song and the album could've used a few more like it. I really get the impression that Ben is trying too hard to be too many things, when actually he should just go off by himself and find his sound, not Jimi's, not Zeppelins, Not Marvin's but Ben's sound.
As far as I'm concerned Ben has been on a downward spiral for his last two albums, and this is really the bottom. This album sounds rushed & mishmashie.
"Boots Like These" is a nice little jam but they could've done so much more with it.
I've been a Ben fan since the Beginning, and I can safely say that this is his worst album, and he's a fool if he makes anther album with Relentless 7.