Album Review: I Forget Where We Were // Ben Howard

The Indiependent

Its got to that time now where we’ve said our goodbyes to summer for another year, and school, college or university is back in full swing. But there’s no need to get too down about all the work that might be piling up around you, just keep your head up as the release of Ben Howard’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album I Forget Where We Were is just around the corner.

Back in 2011, he wowed us all with virtually unassailable mastery of the acoustic guitar, to such a level that stalwarts of the playing style like Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) and Jeff Beck would be proud. However, with this new collection of songs, Ben has chosen to expand his stripped-back resonance into the electrical world of effects and tones, relying less on the intricate runs and anthemic choruses that were crux of his full-length debut Every Kingdom, but by…

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