The Alternative to Love

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The Alternative to Love
Studio album by Brendan Benson
Released 14 March 2005
Recorded Le Grand Studio, Detroit, MI
Genre Rock
Length 43:18
Label V2
Producer Brendan Benson, Tchad Blake
Brendan Benson chronology
Lapalco
(2002)
The Alternative to Love
(2005)
My Old, Familiar Friend
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
Mojo 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[8]
Under the Radar (9/10)[9]
Uncut 4.5/5 stars[10]

The Alternative to Love is the third album by American singer-songwriter Brendan Benson, released in 2005. The song Cold Hands (Warm Heart) was featured on the Bones episode A Boy in the Tree[11] and the Smallville episode "Exposed". The song "What I'm Looking For" was sampled on an iPod touch commercial, as well as in the film Ghost Town. This is the last solo album Benson released before beginning the project band The Raconteurs with fellow Detroit native Jack White of The White Stripes.

The track "Flesh And Bone" was used in series one of the E4 drama Skins.

Track listing[edit]

All songs on the record written by Brendan Benson.

  1. "Spit It Out" – 3:20
  2. "Cold Hands (Warm Heart)" – 3:25
  3. "Feel Like Myself" – 4:16
  4. "Alternative to Love" – 4:35
  5. "The Pledge" – 2:55
  6. "Them and Me" – 4:00
  7. "Biggest Fan" – 3:45
  8. "Flesh and Bone" – 2:55
  9. "Get It Together" – 3:32
  10. "Gold into Straw" – 3:43
  11. "What I'm Looking For" – 3:31
  12. "Between Us" – 3:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ The Guardian review
  4. ^ Mojo review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Q review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  9. ^ Under the Radar review
  10. ^ Uncut review
  11. ^ Bones Music Season 1