Lapalco is the second album by American singer-songwriter Brendan Benson, released in 2002. The name "Lapalco" is in reference to Lapalco Boulevard, a major highway which runs through Harvey, Louisiana, where Benson spent part of his youth. The street name is an acronym of "LouisianA Power And Light COmpany", the former name of the power company that owned the right of way to the property that the highway was built on. Cover and design was done by Roe Peterhans and photography by Andy Kemp.
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While Brendan Benson may be best known for receiving the fervent patronage of fellow Detroit natives the White Stripes, the songs on his second album display little of Jack and Meg's garage roar. Rather, Lapalco recalls power-pop groups such as Fountains of Wayne and Teenage Fanclub. Benson and longtime musical colleague Jason Falkner write ornate, Technicolor-bright songs. On "Folk Singer," Benson directly references one of his idols: "She says, 'Stop pretending you're not John Lennon.
Brendan Benson has created a near-perfect indie pop album with Lapalco, a collection of upbeat, fun tracks mixed with just a few dull, slow ones. Like indie music" Definitely check this album out. Like pop" Get Lapalco. Need guitar solos and double-bass drumming" Go elsewhere, because Lapalco is just a goofy, poppy, hook-laden gem. Pros - Catchy! - Almost every song is good -Excellent vocal harmonies.