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First Review

Obviously this album has gone way under the radar. From what I can tell, Mr. Benson decided to cut another solo album after The Raconteurs split up. I for one, am a huge fan of his and am extremely proud of this album. He has an incredible knack for writing upbeat, spirit-lifting music that puts listeners in a great mood. For example, just listen to the first song of the album, "A Whole Lot Better" and try to stay in a bad mood. It is impossible! I am very glad to have discovered this gem of an album and cannot wait to hear what is next from Brendan Benson.


Born: November 14, 1970 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

A Michigan-born songwriter who occupies the rockier end of the power pop spectrum (more indebted to the Who than the Raspberries, that is), Brendan Benson debuted at the age of 26 with a sterling first album, 1996's One Mississippi. He continued working as a solo artist for the better part of a decade, releasing three albums of his own while occasionally appearing on other artists' records. However, Benson remained a minor part of the musical mainstream until 2005, when he began collaborating with...
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