The Alternative to Love

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The Alternative to Love
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Studio album by Brendan Benson
Released March 14, 2005
Recorded Le Grand Studio, Detroit, MI
Genre Rock
Length 43:18
Label V2
Producer Brendan Benson, Tchad Blake
Brendan Benson chronology
Lapalco
(2002)Lapalco2002
The Alternative to Love
(2005)
My Old, Familiar Friend
(2009)My Old, Familiar Friend2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[9]
Under the Radar (9/10)[10]
Uncut 4.5/5 stars[11]

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[12] 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. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  10. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Bones Music Season 1