You Should Be So Lucky - Benmont Tench
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  • Summary: Produced by Glyn Johns, the debut solo release for the Heartbreaker member includes support from Don Was, Ethan Johns, Jeremy Stacey, and Blake Mills.
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  1. May 1, 2014
    80
    Producer Glyn Johns captures a laconic, organic vibe throughout, aided by such top-notch players as Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, on an album that oozes good taste and effortless class.
  2. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    You Should Be So Lucky is tailor-made for connoisseurs of musicianship at its headiest and most tasteful--the kind of record you're proud to own, matching the pride of all those who participated in its creation. [Mar 2014, p.68]
  3. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    You Should Be So Lucky is distinguished by that casual professionalism, and the album is so comfortable, so easy to enjoy that it can take a few listens to realize how deeply Tench's original songs sink in--it's not just that ballads like "Today I Took Your Picture Down" start to resonate, but the pop hooks on "Veronica Said" and the title track seem stronger and cannier -- and how soulful this whole affair is.
  4. Mar 13, 2014
    80
    Though his songwriting skills have rarely come to the fore, the quality of the material here--all of which he wrote, save a pair of covers--makes these tunes first rate.
  5. 60
    There is lots to enjoy here as long as you keep your expectations in check and aren’t looking for a rollicking new Heartbreakers release.
  6. May 15, 2014
    60
    Sung tentatively, a la Randy Newman. [Jun 2014, p.98]
  7. Feb 21, 2014
    60
    Naturally, his solo debut is about impeccable piano and organ.
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