Brendan Benson – You Were Right

American singer-songwriter Brendan Benson’s sixth full-length studio album, You Were Right, was released on his own label, Readymade Records, in 2013. Released that same year in Europe under Lojinx, the disc is a compilation: originally, industrious Benson’s (long term) goal was to release one song per month for a year. Then the goal shifted toAmerican singer-songwriter Brendan Benson‘s sixth full-length studio album, You Were Right, was released on his own label, Readymade Records, in 2013. Released that same year in Europe under Lojinx, the disc is a compilation: originally, industrious Benson’s (long term) goal was to release one song per month for a year. Then the goal shifted to include compiling all of the released singles into an album, and releasing said album. As vividly crafted as the Middle Ages-tapestry-inspired snarling wolf painted on the album’s cover, You Were Right is quintessential American rock and roll, with occasional subtle nods to country & western. You Were Right is nicely sequenced, with a cohesive, easygoing flow. The songs on the album are sequenced differently then how they were released as singles, so there’s a bit more stylistic cohesion on the full-length then ‘as released as singles’. Due to a competent engineering and mastering job, the album doesn’t seem to present itself as ‘a collection of singles’: it sounds like a singular work composed for a typical full-length album recording session. Benson’s vocals have a charismatic “plain, everyday” timbre that unveils a practiced voice with an outstanding range. One of the stand-out features, on both You […]

Continue reading on Brendan Benson – You Were Right.

Advertisements