On My Way (Ben Kweller album)

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On My Way
Studio album by Ben Kweller
Released April 6, 2004
Recorded 2004 at Sear Sound, NYC, NY
Genre Indie, Rock
Length 42:24
Label ATO Records
Producer Ethan Johns
Ben Kweller chronology
Sha Sha
(2002)
On My Way
(2004)
Ben Kweller
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (6.4/10) [2]
Robert Christgau (choice cut) [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]
Stylus A− [5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 2/5 stars [6]

On My Way is the second album released by Ben Kweller. All songs were written by Ben Kweller.

Recording Process[edit]

On My Way was recorded at the same studio (Sear Sound) as Sha Sha, but the approach was completely different. "I really wanted to capture the band that had been backing me up for the past year and a half. We recorded everything live, in one room without headphones and hardly any overdubs. I'm very proud of On My Way's spontaneity and honesty. I'm especially proud of the song "On My Way". I feel it's one of my best."

Touring[edit]

The touring band for the album featured John Kent from Radish and Jason Roberts on guitar. On My Way was their first headlining tour in France. Ben Kweller also co-headlined with Death Cab For Cutie and Incubus in the US. Kweller also performed in Japan with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the White Stripes. Towards the end of touring, Kweller opened for The Black Crowes at one of their Hammerstein reunion shows.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Need You Back" – 3:17
  2. "Hospital Bed" – 3:37
  3. "My Apartment" – 3:57
  4. "On My Way" – 3:54
  5. "The Rules" – 2:37
  6. "Down" – 4:08
  7. "Living Life" – 4:02
  8. "Ann Disaster" – 3:08
  9. "Believer" – 4:59
  10. "Hear Me Out" – 3:44
  11. "Different but the Same" – 5:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Ben Kweller - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Art Direction
  • Josh Lattanzi - Bass guitar, Vocals
  • Mike Stroud - Guitar, Vocals
  • John Kent - Drums
  • Fred Eltringham - Drums
  • Steve Mazur - Engineer
  • Steve Ralbovsky - A&R
  • Brett Kilroe - Art Direction
  • Greg Calbi - Mastering
  • Ethan Johns - Percussion, Mixing, Engineer, Producer

Album chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Billboard 200 83
Top Internet Albums 83

References[edit]