What Kind of World - Brendan Benson
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  • Summary: The fifth solo album for the Raconteurs band member is his first on his own label, Readymade Records.
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  1. May 14, 2012
    80
    As far as songcraft is concerned, this may be Benson's most consistent record, and What Kind of World will induce ecstasy in the faithful and shocked delight in newcomers.
  2. Apr 24, 2012
    75
    The new set, Benson's fifth, is as solid as its predecessors.
  3. Apr 19, 2012
    70
    To make the perfect album, we suppose, that elusive thing that the beauteous hooks on "The Light of F=Day" and "Met Your Match" certainly makes strides toward. [#86, p.53]
  4. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    His fans will lap this up for being another solid Brendan Benson album.
  5. Apr 20, 2012
    60
    Benson's fifth solo album rarely deviates from his established modus operandi. [May 2012, p.67]
  6. Apr 24, 2012
    60
    Makes a perfect case for music as therapy. [May 2012, p.91]
  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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