My Old, Familiar Friend

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My Old, Familiar Friend
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Studio album by Brendan Benson
Released August 18, 2009
Recorded Nashville, TN and London, England
Genre Rock
Length 40:25
Label ATO Records
Producer Dave Sardy, Gil Norton
Brendan Benson chronology
The Alternative to Love
(2005)The Alternative to Love2005
My Old, Familiar Friend
(2009)
What Kind of World
(2012)What Kind of World2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 5/10 stars[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Paste Magazine (7.4/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 3/5 stars[10]

My Old, Familiar Friend is the fourth album by American musician Brendan Benson, released August 18, 2009. The first single, "A Whole Lot Better", was released on the same day. The album debuted at No. 110 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums in the US.

My Old, Familiar Friend was recorded in 2007, in between Benson's work on Broken Boy Soldiers and Consolers of the Lonely, as a member of The Raconteurs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brendan Benson, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Whole Lot Better"   3:23
2. "Eyes on the Horizon" Benson, Andrew Higley 3:54
3. "Garbage Day"   3:21
4. "Gonowhere"   3:47
5. "Feel Like Taking You Home" Benson, Dean Fertita 3:33
6. "You Make a Fool Out of Me"   3:31
7. "Poised and Ready"   3:11
8. "Don't Wanna Talk"   3:48
9. "Misery"   3:53
10. "Lesson Learned"   4:29
11. "Borrow" Benson, Higley 3:38

iTunes bonus track[edit]

No. Title Length
12. "I'll Never Tell" 3:14

Limited edition[edit]

No. Title Length
12. "New Words of Wisdom" 2:59
13. "I'll Never Tell" 3:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My Old, Familiar Friend by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1621066
  3. ^ "Album Review: Brendan Benson - My Old, Familiar Friend". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Dave (20 August 2009). "Brendan Benson: My Old Familiar Friend". Retrieved 19 September 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  5. ^ "Brendan Benson: My Old, Familiar Friend". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Brendan Benson: My Old, Familiar Friend Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Brendan Benson: My Old, Familiar Friend". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Album Reviews". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Slant Magazine". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Brendan Benson, ‘My Old, Familiar Friend’ (ATO) - SPIN". 17 August 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2016.