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  1. On Lapalco, Brendan Benson enlists help from like-minded popster Jason Falkner for a golden power pop record reminiscent of Matthew Sweet's best work on albums like Girlfriend. Five years in the making, Benson 's sophomore effort was long-awaited by the devoted fans of his debut, One Mississippi, which Esquire writer Jeff Gordinier listed among "the greatest overlooked pop masterpieces of the decade."9/
  2. Apr 02,  · Lapalco. Unfortunately, Virgin's mishandling of the album squandered whatever commercial success Benson was poised to achieve and precipitated a number of label disputes, delaying the recording of a proper follow-up for years on end. Die-hard fans-- and there actually were a handful-- wept. Luckily, their wait was not in vain, /
  3. Sep 21,  · Lapalco is one of those strange little albums that I've spent far too much time thinking about how I am going to review it. Benson is one of the few artists in recent years that has managed to successfully combine singer-songwriter confessionals with the fizzing energy of power-pop/5(24).
  4. Years before “Detroit” was the first word on the lips of taste-fakers, hype-stokers, scene-stealers and fame-lords the world over, Brendan Benson’s sheep-in-wolves’ clothing debut album “One Mississippi” was the unassuming first shot fired from the city and players that would soon become feted beyond their wildest imagination.
  5. Feb 17,  · Brendan Benson is well known for his singing and songwriting with the Raconteurs. His solo work is as good if not better. Lapalco can be found in many Top Albums of the Decade lists and his release, My Old, Familiar Friend is another masterpiece.4/5(40).
  6. 10 rows · Jul 16,  · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Brendan Benson /5(69).

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