Review of Brendan Benson – You Were Right (Dine Alone / Readymade)

Brendan BensonThough he might be better known to some as a Raconteur, Detroit native Brendan Benson has been one of the most consistent purveyors of power pop since his 1996 debut record. You Were Right brings together a number of singles Benson released after his 2012 effort What Kind Of World. While the track Swimming might owe a small debt to The Beatles, Rejuvenate Me, Long Term Goal and She’s Trying To Poison Me are all prime examples of Benson’s undeniable knack for melody. As Benson so capably continues his musical evolution, You Were Right only serves to confirm what I have known for years.