Whitney Pastorek
August 12, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

My Old, Familiar Friend

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Brendan Benson
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

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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