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Brendan Benson

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July 25, 2012 The Raconteurs' singer returns with his fifth solo album, out on his own recently launched label.

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Discover Songs

Brendan Benson

September 11, 2009 Benson's kiss-off anthem "Don't Wanna Talk" reveals layers of the wrecked relationship at its core.

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Brendan Benson Master 4:3

August 4, 2009 Hear the new album from The Raconteurs' singer-guitarist, My Old, Familiar Friend, in its entirety.

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June 5, 2008 Before playing these five tracks in the car, set the cruise control to something reasonably safe.

November 2, 2005 New urban soul from Stevie Wonder; Reunited with his old songs: John Fogerty; Detroit power pop ...

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Brendan Benson

September 11, 2009 Benson's kiss-off anthem "Don't Wanna Talk" reveals layers of the wrecked relationship at its core.

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  • Released: 2002
 

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  • Album: My Old Familiar Friend
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  • Label: ATO
  • Released: 2009