Ripe (album)

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Ripe
Ripe (Ben Lee Album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Ben Lee
Released 18 September 2007
Genre Indie pop
Label Inertia, New West
Producer John Alagia
Ben Lee chronology
Awake Is the New Sleep
(2005)Awake Is the New Sleep2005
Ripe
(2007)
The Rebirth of Venus
(2009)The Rebirth of Venus2009

Ripe is the sixth album by Australian musician Ben Lee, released on 18 September 2007. The first single from the album was "Love Me Like the World Is Ending".

Produced by John Alagia, the album features guest appearances from Mandy Moore, Benji Madden, Benmont Tench, Rachael Yamagata, Rooney, Sara Watkins and Charlotte Martin.[1]

It entered the ARIA Albums Chart at No. 11 on 24 September.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic62/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Time Off3.5/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Me Like the World Is Ending" (featuring Rachael Yamagata) – 3:46
  2. "American Television" (featuring Rooney) – 3:40
  3. "Birds and Bees" (featuring Mandy Moore) – 3:09
  4. "Is This How Love's Supposed to Feel?" (featuring Charlotte Martin) – 4:17
  5. "Blush" – 3:55
  6. "Numb" – 2:57
  7. "What Would Jay-Z Do?" – 2:54
  8. "Sex Without Love" (featuring Benji Madden) – 3:31
  9. "Home" – 2:39
  10. "So Hungry" – 3:34
  11. "Just Say Yes" – 5:24
  12. "Ripe" – 3:05

Personnel[edit]

  • John Alagia - guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, tack piano, organ, shaker, tambourine, background vocals
  • Matt Chamberlain - drums, tambourine, percussion
  • Mark Goldenberg - electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Nic Jones - piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harmonium, Wurlitzer organ, Mellotron, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, vibraphone
  • Charlotte Martin - piano, background vocals
  • Mandy Moore - vocals, background vocals
  • Todd M. Simon - trumpet
  • Sara Watkins - background vocals
  • Ben Lee - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Singles[edit]

  • "Love Me Like the World is Ending" (2007)
  • "Numb" (2007)
  • "American Television" (2008)

Charts[edit]