What Kind of World

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Q Magazine
    Apr 24, 2012
    60
    Makes a perfect case for music as therapy. [May 2012, p.91]
  2. 60
    Through '70s power pop and honey-soaked, AM radio vocals, Benson offers a worthy argument to view him as a peer rather than a protégé to Mr. White.
  3. Uncut
    Apr 20, 2012
    60
    Benson's fifth solo album rarely deviates from his established modus operandi. [May 2012, p.67]
  4. Apr 19, 2012
    60
    What Kind of World won't cause the goodwill to dry up, but it never reaches the heights of 2002's Lapalco, still Benson's high-water mark.
  5. Apr 24, 2012
    50
    Polished, tuneful, and utterly unmemorable.
  6. Apr 23, 2012
    50
    The romantic air around the self-defeating, love-seeking male feels out of place for a songwriter of Benson's talent and maturity, and as a result What Kind of World falls well short of being the kind of great pop record it could be.
  7. Apr 23, 2012
    50
    A strangely rockist album that ignores the importance of hooks and melodies and then makes the mistake of equating lo-fi production with seriousness.

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