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Brendan Benson

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 fellow Michigander Jack White of the White Stripes, forming a partnership that quickly turned into a four-piece band named the Raconteurs. The supergroup fared well on both sides of the Atlantic, with 2006's Broken Boy Soldiers and 2008's Consolers of the Lonely both cracking the Top Ten in the U.K. and America. Benson returned to his solo career in 2009, as the Raconteurs took an indefinite break and Jack White shifted his focus to the Dead Weather.

Brendan Benson worked alongside songwriter Jason Falkner, former member of Jellyfish and the Grays, during the creation of his debut album. Falkner co-wrote over half the songs and produced the first version of One Mississippi, but Virgin Records rejected the album and sent Benson back into the studio with a new producer, Ethan Johns. Meanwhile, several of the Falkner-produced tunes were released via a limited-edition EP called The Wellfed Boy, which appeared not long after the revised version of One Mississippi came out. As major-label power pop albums are wont to do, One Mississippi sold fairly poorly despite receiving positive reviews, and Benson spent the next several years extricating himself from his Virgin contract while producing and appearing on other artists' records.

Released in 2002, Lapalco marked his independent debut, and its critical success spurred Benson's return to the majors in 2005 with The Alternative to Love. Benson then joined with Jack White in forming the Raconteurs. The group released the aforementioned albums Broken Boy Soldiers and Consolers of the Lonely, and scored a number one single with "Steady as She Goes," which topped the modern rock charts in 2006. After playing with the band for several years, however, Benson struck out on his own with 2009's My Old, Familiar Friend, his fourth solo effort. In 2012, Benson returned with his fifth studio album, What Kind of World. Featuring the single "Bad for Me," the album was Benson's first release on his own Readymade Records label. He followed in 2013 with the rootsier tones of You Were Right. ~ Stewart Mason
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Selected Discography

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Track List: You Were Right

1. It's Your Choice

2. Rejuvenate Me

3. As Of Tonight

4. Diamond

5. Long Term Goal

6. I Don't Wanna See You Anymore

7. I'll Never Tell

8. Swallow You Whole

9. She's Trying To Poison Me

10. Purely Automatic

11. New Words Of Wisdom

12. Oh My Love

13. The Fritz

14. Swimming

15. Red White And Blues

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Track List: What Kind Of World

1. What Kind Of World

2. Bad For Me

3. The Light Of Day

4. Happy Most Of The Time

5. Keep Me

6. Pretty Baby

7. Here In The Deadlights

8. Met Your Match

9. Thru The Ceiling

10. No One Else But You

11. Come On

12. On The Fence

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Track List: My Old Familiar Friend

1. A Whole Lot Better

2. Eyes On The Horizon

3. Garbage Day

4. Go Nowhere

5. Feel Like Taking You Home

6. You Make A Fool Out Of Me

7. Poised And Ready

8. Don't Wanna Talk

9. Misery

10. Lesson Learned

11. Borrow

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Track List: The Alternative To Love

1. Spit It Out

2. Cold Hands (Warm Heart)

3. Feel Like Myself

4. Alternative To Love

5. The Pledge

6. Them And Me

7. Biggest Fan

8. Flesh And Bone

9. Get It Together

10. Gold Into Straw

11. What I'm Looking For

12. Between Us

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Track List: One Mississippi

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Track List: Lapalco

1. Tiny Spark

2. Metarie

3. Folk Singer

4. Life In The D

5. Good To Me

6. You're Quiet

7. What

8. Eventually

9. I'm Easy

10. Pleasure Seeker

11. Just Like Me

12. Jetlag

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Track List: New Words Of Wisdom (Single)

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Track List: Oh My Love (Single)

1. Oh My Love

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Track List: Swallow You Whole (Single)

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Track List: Swimming (Single)

1. Swimming

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Track List: What I'm Looking For (Ad Version) (Single)

1. What I'm Looking For (Ad Version)

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Fe ey.draFt
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emhbon73
This works
Friday you will be kissed
Tomorrow best day of life
Post 3 different songs or die in two days
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well that solves my life's problems
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coolmusiczon e _ 3 3
Awesome I love Brendan Benson
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Easily ties with Noel Gallagher as my favorite solo artist.
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its just cause he formed the raconteurs with the w stripes
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I'm not sure I would have them as a similar artist to The White Stripes
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aint aint a word
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mattsstuff
rock on
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this song aint on youtube...
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I like him, he has a lot of enegry
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Being Michigan born makes you a Michigander, not a Michiganian.
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kiddywonyov
Amazing voice, catchy melodies and harmonies, and just wonderful albums. => Wonderful musician.
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Great voice
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