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One Mississippi (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about One Mississippi (Deluxe Edition) by Brendan Benson. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:08:09 minutes.

Artist: Brendan Benson
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:08:09
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No. Title Length
1. Tea 1:08
2. Bird's Eye View 1:28
3. Sittin' Pretty 2:53
4. I'm Blessed 3:00
5. Crosseyed 4:22
6. Me Just Purely 2:44
7. Got No Secrets 3:22
8. How 'Bout You 3:02
9. Emma J 3:49
10. Insects Rule 3:08
11. Maginary Girl 3:05
12. House in Virginia 3:49
13. Cherries 3:20
14. The Swamp 5:10
15. Jet Steam 2:32
16. Crosseyed (Demo) 3:30
17. Me Just Purely (Demo) 2:44
18. Cherries (Demo) 2:43
19. I'm Blessed (Demo) 2:46
20. Sittin' Pretty (Demo) 2:30
21. Christy (Demo) 4:21
22. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie 2:43



Brendan Benson probably knew his time in the majors was doomed even before 1996's One Mississippi came out: he had recorded a full version of this album with producer Jason Falkner that was rejected by Virgin in favor of this more straightforward effort. (Falkner's fingerprints are all over this album regardless; he co-wrote over half of the songs, which sound like a more rocking version of tracks from his own major-label bow, Author Unknown. Several of the Falkner-produced tracks were eventually released by Virgin on the vinyl-only promo Well Fed Boy.) Still, you have to give him credit for trying. An album whose catchiest tune's chorus involves a woman tied to a chair and which opens with a heartfelt song called "Tea" (about the hot beverage, not the outdated slang term for marijuana) is not a record that will set charts afire. That said, Benson's gifts as a tunesmith in the Todd Rundgren-meets-Alex Chilton mode are undeniable; the hooks are plentiful and catchy and his appealingly rough voice puts over the relentlessly smart-alecky lyrics well. There are a couple of duff tracks, but the power pop charms of a song like the snarling "Me Just Purely" mostly make up for occasional blunders like the underwritten "Bird's Eye View."