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  • Summary: This is the sixth full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter who previously was a member of The Raconteurs.
  • Record Label: Readymade
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop
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  1. Dec 6, 2013
    80
    The songs on You Were Right are orthodox but unusually clever, evocative of fellow wry strummers such as Nick Lowe and Old 97's' Rhett Miller. [Jan 2014, p.71]
  2. Dec 18, 2013
    80
    A winner from top to bottom. [Jan 2014, p.100]
  3. Jan 13, 2014
    80
    Benson’s created an album that stands as his best thus far, a vivid, emphatic encapsulation of pure pop coupled with unabashedly enthusiastic execution.
  4. 70
    Benson may jump at a Raconteurs reunion should it ever appear, but with a release as strong as You Were Right, he deserves to be playing mid-sized halls as a headliner in his own right.
  5. Dec 2, 2013
    60
    It's all fetching, if tough to fully love--which may have been Benson's intent all along.
  6. You Were Right pretty much fulfills all the criteria for being a successful radio rock record, apart from the one about having a chorus you can actually remember 12 hours after hearing it.
  7. Dec 2, 2013
    45
    At best they rattle along, with toe-tapping intensity ("I'll Never Tell"), pretty Beatles-esque melodies ("Swimming"), or interesting spectral acoustics ("New Words of Wisdom"). At worst they feel like tired, half-sketched ideas that never really take off; the showcase for a huge talent stuck in a low gear.

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