Four Stars from Maverick Magazine

Ben Glover hails from Glenarm, Co Antrim; a little village 30 miles from Belfast in Northern Ireland. He splits his time between his home in Ireland and Nashville, Tennessee where he does very well touring the clubs as well as recording his albums. This album was produced by Neilson Hubbard and recorded at Mr Lemons Studio—same as Amy Speace’s LAND LIKE A BIRD, and in fact Amy has co-written two of the songs with Ben on this album. The first of those co-writes is the bouncy beat driven “Uncomplicated,” with fine drum rhythm from Evan Hutchings (who also did a fantastic job on Amy’s CD). The other is one of the livelier tracks, “War To Believe (All This Time),” with Ben’s breathy and warm voice soothing the pains, accompanied by super guitar and lap steel from Kris Donegan.
Although, “No Means Yes” is given a very slow and soft musical delivery; the lyrics are by no means weak and in fact are very hard-hitting, with a very impacting and powerful message. Ben has been making many friends and gaining new fans since his first album release back in 2008, one of those being folk singer, Mary Gauthier who co-wrote the wonderfully reflective “Rampart Street” with Ben. He also shows a greater freedom with his vocals on tracks such as the jaunty “Memo.” So far, that is   four out of four very good albums. David Knowles - Maverick Magazine

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