So last night when I got home after a few beers I had this post written and as I was about to publish it my dog managed to literally pull the plug on my computer! I now start this again but I can't imagine it'll be the same without the influence of some beers and the high of a new music purchase. :-)
For those of you that know me, or read CubikMusik regulary, will know that I don't buy albums too much at all. I have stuck with individual songs and compilations pretty much for 10 years and I can't remember when the last time was that I bought a complete album by an artist. They just don't appeal to me at all.
Anyways-that changed last night as Ben Westbeech's album, Welcome to the Best Years of Your Life, came out. What a cracking album it is.
I've posted on Ben before on the amazing tune, Get Closer. Pure infectious music does Ben and the band of talented musicians that play with him deliver. A drum 'n' bass classic.
Check out this live clip.
I first came across Ben Westbeech back when the first (of many?) Brownswood Bubblers compilation came out with his song, Nothing Else. His soulful voice, honest words and upbeat melodies captured my attention. The along came 'So Good Today'- a top summer tune that cannot fail to get you in the mood for hanging with your mates way into the late night.
Last week I also got Hang Around from iTunes so I managed to benefit from their new 'Complete My Album' deal that credits you when you buy a song from an album.
Man-I just can't get over the tunes from this guys.
This post goes out to P. who I know will just love this stuff. Enjoy P. :-)
Buy the CD here.
Buy the tunes here.