Artist: Brendan Benson Track: "Tiny Spark" Album: Lapalco Listen

My love of The White Stripes and the laidback alt-rock of Brendan Benson make my complete lack of interest in The Raconteurs, their collaborative project, somewhat odd. I don't detest that band; I just think that it combines the duller parts of those songwriters, rather than the most exciting. For Benson, his flash is in writing outstanding melodies with a background track that never gets in the way of his easy-going delivery and clever turns of phrase. This track, one for a slow, top-down drive to the beach, is a perfect example.

["Tiny Spark" video] [The Raconteurs]