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My Old, Familiar FriendThere's no way to prove Jack White was holding Brendan Benson hostage in the Raconteurs, but, boy, is it nice to have him back as a solo act. My Old,...My Old, Familiar FriendRockThere's no way to prove Jack White was holding Brendan Benson hostage in the Raconteurs, but, boy, is it nice to have him back as a solo act. My Old,...2009-08-12
Brendan Benson
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My Old, Familiar Friend

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Brendan Benson; Status: In Season

There’s no way to prove Jack White was holding Brendan Benson hostage in the Raconteurs, but, boy, is it nice to have him back as a solo act. My Old, Familiar Friend is one warm power-pop bath ?after another, a cornucopia of oceanfront harmonies, plunky keys, and psychedelic marginalia, plus some Love Unlimited Orchestra-style strings thrown in for grins. Should not be consumed by the melody-averse. A?

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Originally posted August 12 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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