Published January 12, 2007
Pétur Ben is best known for being the accompanying guitarist to Mugison. On his first solo album, he steps out of Mugison’s shadow with his own songs and lyrics. It is a slow, introspective album for the most parts – citing Dylan, Neil Young and Radiohead as influences. It is at always well done but never exceptional – the opening track Look in the Fire is excellent and so is the last one, Make Way for the Flood. Overall, this is a good album, certainly a great debut, but it never manages to reach great heights. Pétur has proven he´s a great songwriter and guitar player. If he continues on this track, the next album will be great. Wine For My Weakness is not quite there yet.