My Old, Familiar Friend 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… My Old, Familiar Friend 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… 2009-08-18 Brendan Benson Rock
Music Review

My Old, Familiar Friend (2009)

Brendan Benson | SOLO AGAIN Brendan Benson
SOLO AGAIN Brendan Benson
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 18, 2009; Lead Performance: Brendan Benson; Genre: Rock

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 Aug 12, 2009 Published in issue #1061-1062 Aug 21, 2009 Order article reprints