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    Quote Originally Posted by Carey View Post
    Benjiamin is... well nice, kinda like toodles mr jim or something, but not very interesting. Not cringeworthy, though.
    Omg no, they are not the same at all !
    It's not bad but will not be my favorite of the album for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by soignee View Post
    Benjamin > Wings





    I really like Wings, in a different way, but yeah, Benjamin is much better!

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    Omg! Benjamin is by far the closet to Kate Bush Tori has ever gotten. Seriously it could easily fit on Lionheart. I love love love it!!! Kind reminds me of wedding list to for some reason. Dayum this is going to be great guys!!! Edit...strange phenomena is what I'm hearing, maybe a hint of wedding list
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    It's not as sonically interesting as Happy Phantom, it sounds a bit complacent

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpantazo View Post
    Its like a modern version of her old LE Happy Phantom type songs, and I LOVE those type of songs from Tori, quirky, smart, and yet light but addressing serious topics. Much, much, MUCH better than tracks like Giants Rolling Pin, Programable Soda, etc.
    I don't know, it's still too early to say, but Happy Phantom and Wednesday, to name a few, had interesting shifts from playful to meditative, while Benjamin seems kinda flat and samey. It sounds similar in mood to Bachelorette, Ode to Banana King and Daisy Dead Petals, but it's missing those infectious hooks ("You're a car girl, you're a star girl...there's a window"; "Gotta crack in strange places"). I'm not much interested but it's ok, I suppose.
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    This album is not LE and this is not Happy Phantom. This album appears to be more about melody and songs that move along quickly - perhaps for today's generation with shorter attention spans. I am sure it may make more sense within the entire album. I'm loving it.
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    Yes! I love Benjamin! Much more than Wings after only one listen. The lyrics are not my fave, but I love love the melody. And the production is aces again.
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    Omg Benjamin is officially the 4th song from NI that I love, and I've already heard it twice it so effortless! And she has never sounded so similar to kate Bush but I don't care because it is fucking brilliant

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    I definitely prefer Wings to Benjamin, I think. They're both far from favourites, though.
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    Oh wow - this is very early Kate Bush...
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    Benjamin is .

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    Tori does Lionheart-era Kate Bush! I lovelovelove Benjamin. A+.
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    It reminds me too much of Satellite of Love...

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    At first listen, Benjamin is my least favorite of the 5 tracks.

    Also how is everyone hearing clips?

    MOD EDIT: PLEASE LET US NOT ASK ABOUT CLIPS, ALRIGHT?

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    Benjamin is my least favourite.
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