- Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee is a master of amiable acoustic pop that makes no grand statements but touches the heart and mind and leaves behind light, sugary fingerprints. This second album made good on his promising and widely lauded debut, continuing the formula of catchy three-minute pop songs rendered with folkie sincerity, indie wit, and lo-fi production values.
Spin (7/97, pp.113-114) - 7 (out of 10) - "...has that stripped-down Guyville sound, which suits these first-person, a-boy-and-his-acoustic-guitar confessions just fine....Lee has a keen sense of his own mortality, and such people often tend towards the apocalyptic; if they're going to die, we're all going down with them..."
Entertainment Weekly (5/23/97, p.64) - "...On his second solo outing, he strums and croons sweet acoustic pop songs about preadolescent love and fame's fickleness with a winning ingenuousness, offering an appealing alternative to the dire noise of other Aussie teens like Silverchair..."
- Rating: B
Magnet (7-8/97, p.71) - "...It's scary to think that Lee has already left his grunge years behind (with Noise Addict) and honed his singer/songwriter chops to even finer perfection than on GRANDPA WOULD..."
Option (7-8/97, pp.114-115) - "...rails about love, life, ambition and puberty...feels like an almost grown-up record....first rate, bouncy acoustic pop..."
Melody Maker (11/1/97, p.44) - "...imagine a soft-voiced Billy Bragg wrapped in Beasties cool, that's Ben Lee."