Ben Lee is the ultimate example of a sad little pop star who starts to believe their own myth. His music isn't very good, but it's not horrible either. It's just more of the same lame drivel that is pushed out of the pop music sphincter on a daily basis. His music is like a bowl of vanilla ice cream and coconut sprinkles served with a glass of warm milk. Bland, repetative, and truly uninteresting.
When you first see him in an interview, he's got this semi-likeable goofyness about him. However, it only takes a few minutes for that contrived juvenility to really make you want to punch him in the grill. Again, it isn't because his music is totally wretched, it's because he acts like his music is so incredibly deep and insightful, and the only people who don't like it are people who don't like it *yet*.
Get over yourself Ben Lee. Your music and lyrics are childish and aimless. You recycle the same old crap that has been pop music for the last 20 years, spit-shine it, and try to pass it off as this amazing new social awakening. What's even worse is that you try to pass it off as being your own - something that only you could have created.
Enjoy your blip on the radar screen, then take whatever money you make and go get a life you silly little bitch.
Ben Lee needs to go away. Soon!