- Summary: Long championed by the White Stripes' Jack White, fellow Detroit singer-songwriter Brendan Benson follows his 2002 disc 'Lapalco' with this set co-produced by Tchad Blake.
- Record Label: V2
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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Perhaps it doesn't have the kinetic energy or sense of adventure that mark the genre's true classics from No Dice till Girlfriend, but Alternative to Love also exists in an era that's enamored with the past and doesn't take many risks, and on those terms, it's the perfect power pop album for its decade.
[Anonymous]Mar 25, 2005One of the best pop albums i have ever heard.
katiebJul 2, 2005Go buy it now, a well crafted alternative, rock, pop(but how pop should be) album. Very good record, has some flaws (wasn't sure of Go buy it now, a well crafted alternative, rock, pop(but how pop should be) album. Very good record, has some flaws (wasn't sure of Tchad Blake's mixing, but it gets better with more listens). Thought the songs sounded better when I heard them at an acoustic gig and they had more pace and the lyrics punched out. I was a bit disappointed when i heard the album initially. However it still a great record, he just sets unbelievably high standards. Lapalco, and One Missippi exceed it, they sound effortless (more like live brendan benson) and have a better pace.… Expand
BenBMay 21, 2006Just give it a few spins see if you can resist.
sunkilmoonMar 22, 2005His previous two albums have been pure pop perfection, this however, fails to reach those heights despite providing some of the most His previous two albums have been pure pop perfection, this however, fails to reach those heights despite providing some of the most infectious songs of 2005.… Expand
mattaMay 26, 2005There are some really great tracks on here (Spit it Out, Cold Hands, What I'm Looking For) but there are also some severely There are some really great tracks on here (Spit it Out, Cold Hands, What I'm Looking For) but there are also some severely underdeveloped songs that are just that much disappointing because of the obvious potential that they exhibit. Overall though, a fun album with some great tunes.… Expand
DanB.Jun 26, 2005Not as good as the previous disc. :o/
JohnoMar 24, 2005Boring and repetitive. Though his previous album, 'Lapalco', boasted some superior pop, this offering is far too predictable. Boring and repetitive. Though his previous album, 'Lapalco', boasted some superior pop, this offering is far too predictable. Don't be fooled by the general critics. His links with Jack White seem to earn him far too much respect.… Collapse
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