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Brendan Benson - The Alternative To Love album

Brendan Benson - The Alternative To Love album Performer: Brendan Benson
Title: The Alternative To Love
Style: Indie Rock
Date of release: 2005
Country: US
Size MP3: 1629 mb
Size FLAC: 1280 mb
Rating: 4.8

Written-By, Recorded By – Brendan Benson. 모. Recorded at Le Grand Studios, Detroit, Michigan.

Album The Alternative To Love (2005). Labels V2, Startime International. Chris Plum, Courtney Sheedy, Faith Gazic, Tiffany Gazic.

The Alternative to Love.

His new album 'The Alternative To Love' is a collection of bittersweet and joyous, epic and memorable, highly contagious songs you can sing along with after one listen. Little does he know he's considerably helped his own plight by making an album full of them. I really like "The Alternative to Love. On it's own it is an outstanding album. I can't say enough great things about it. So with that comparison in mind, "The Alternative to Love" is a very, very good album. Out of the gate with track one (Spit It Out)Benson lays down superior power-pop music that kicks ass over anything I'm hearing on the radio.

In 2005, Benson released his third album, The Alternative to Love, and toured extensively in the US, UK, and Europe with his new touring band, The Stiff Tissues. Spit It Out" was the first single and reached the UK Top 75 for the first time (peaking at No. 75 in April), and also generated some buzz for Benson. Two further singles were released from the album. Cold Hands Warm Heart" appeared in many commercials and TV shows and "What I'm Looking For" was used in multiple national advertising campaigns  . Alternative To Love" – Brendan Benson (2005). Broken Boy Soldier" – The Raconteurs (2006). Consolers of the Lonely" – The Raconteurs (2008).

Songs from The Alternative To Love by Brendan Benson. Free download and listen The Alternative To Love. The Alternative To Love. Style: pop. Album year: 2005.


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

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – V2 Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – V2 Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Pinnacle
  • Distributed By – RMG Chart Entertainment Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Sony Music
  • Distributed By – Rough Trade Distribution
  • Distributed By – Edel Records Austria GmbH
  • Distributed By – V2
  • Distributed By – TBA AG
  • Distributed By – Edel Italia Srl
  • Distributed By – Bonnier Amigo
  • Recorded By – Le Grande Studios
  • Mixed At – Real World Studios
  • Produced At – Real World Studios
  • Mastered At – Gateway Mastering


  • A&R – Scott Graves
  • Design – Graphic Therapy, Rehab
  • Drums, Percussion – Matt Aljian* (tracks: 3, 4, 6 to 9, 11)
  • Harmonica – Chris Plum (tracks: 3, 6)
  • Loops – Chris Shaw (tracks: 2, 5)
  • Mastered By – Adam Ayan
  • Mixed By, Producer [Additional Production] – Tchad Blake
  • Photography By – Armstrong Beck
  • Synthesizer [Additional] – Tchad Blake (tracks: 2)
  • Vocals [Additional] – Chris Plum (tracks: 3, 7, 10, 11), Courtney Sheedy (tracks: 6, 7), Faith Gazic (tracks: 6), Tiffany Gazic (tracks: 6)
  • Written-By, Recorded By – Brendan Benson


Recorded at Le Grand Studios, Detroit, Michigan

℗2005 V2 Records, Inc. ©2005 V2 Records, Inc. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by V2 Records Inc.
Made in the EC.
V2 distribution: UK - Pinnacle, Eire - RMG Chart Entertainment Ltd., France - Sony Music, Germany - rough trade Distribution GmbH, Austria - edel Records Austria GmbH, Benelux - V2, Switzerland - TBA AG, Italy - Edel Italia Srl, Scandinavia - Bonner Amigo [sic].

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 033197 312125 >
  • Label Code: LC 01801
  • Rights Society (Sleeve): BIEM / n©b / mcps / GEMA / SACEM SACD SCAM SDRM / STEMRA / SIAE
  • Rights Society (Disc): MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: sonopress arvato 51380045/VVR1031212 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP 50
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0765

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
63881-27238-2 Brendan Benson The Alternative To Love ‎(CD, Album) V2, Startime International 63881-27238-2 US 2005
2983-2 Brendan Benson The Alternative To Love ‎(CD, Album) Sum Records , V2 2983-2 Brazil 2005
TR 047 Brendan Benson The Alternative To Love ‎(LP, Album) Telstar Records TR 047 US 2005
VVR1031212 Brendan Benson The Alternative To Love ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) V2 Records VVR1031212 UK & Europe Unknown
VVR1031212 Brendan Benson The Alternative To Love ‎(CD, Album) V2, Startime International, Festival Mushroom Records VVR1031212 Australia 2005