11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rector’s fourth studio album, Something Like This, opens on “Let the Good Times Roll”: an uplifting and timeless tune with a gospel choir–infused chorus that sort of sounds like Motown signed Gavin DeGraw. Rector sings in a more whispered voice on “Song for the Suburbs,” an inspired anthemic standout with droning church organ, marching rhythms, and backing vocals. It’s difficult to imagine Rector singing these songs without a perpetual smile on his face, especially when the soulful “Never Gonna Let You Go” starts grooving on an old Fender Rhodes electric piano and buoyant bass lines. “Without You” takes a break from the retro accompaniment with pulsing sequenced drum beats and a dramatically romantic melody that suggests Rector may have more than one Coldplay album in his collection.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rector’s fourth studio album, Something Like This, opens on “Let the Good Times Roll”: an uplifting and timeless tune with a gospel choir–infused chorus that sort of sounds like Motown signed Gavin DeGraw. Rector sings in a more whispered voice on “Song for the Suburbs,” an inspired anthemic standout with droning church organ, marching rhythms, and backing vocals. It’s difficult to imagine Rector singing these songs without a perpetual smile on his face, especially when the soulful “Never Gonna Let You Go” starts grooving on an old Fender Rhodes electric piano and buoyant bass lines. “Without You” takes a break from the retro accompaniment with pulsing sequenced drum beats and a dramatically romantic melody that suggests Rector may have more than one Coldplay album in his collection.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Andrewissodanghot ,

YES!

Ben Rector deserves to be a million times more famous than he already is. This is amazing.

rorydmatt ,

THE WAIT IS OVER!

have been looking forward to this album for months. Ben Rector is one of the greatest musicians out there right now. Recognition for that is deserved!

jfern1 ,

BUY.THIS.NOW.

This album is without a doubt one of the best music purchases I have EVER made. From beginning to end it's the perfect composition. It all just flows so well. Ben just has such a unique voice, and he's doing big things with his music!! This album is very chill & an easy listen, I am definitely not disappointed. I suggest for everyone to buy this album & gift it to friends, whatever it is, just get this out there for more people to listen & enjoy :)

congrats Ben on another amazing album, I'm so happy for you!!

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