Benjy Ferree, 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee' (Domino)

6
Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee
Critical Mass
Label: Domino

by Josh Modell

Benjy Ferree either worships Jack White or just happens to interpret remarkably similar influences -- Queen, Zeppelin, T. Rex, Delta blues -- in remarkably similar ways. On the D.C. rocker's second album, the sonic parallels (especially in the vocals) are almost jarring. Ferree even shares White's sepia-toned nostalgia: Bobby Dee is a loose concept disc about '40s child star Bobby Driscoll. But with songs as strong as bluesy snarler "Great Scott!," the gospel-leaning "Fear," and stomp-along "Tired of Being Good," the musical debts are easier to forgive, if not ignore.

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Stalley — Jackin' Chevys (Prod. by Rashad) " 03:26
  • 2 Emile Haynie — A Kiss Goodbye (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, Sampha) " 03:46
  • 3 Rusko — I Wanna Mingle (ft Pusher) " 02:37
  • 4 Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL — U KNOW " 03:57
  • 5 Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL — WHITECAPS " 03:43

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA