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by The Mike Benign Compulsion

The Milwaukee-based alt pop combo pours out a melodic cup of sweet and sour goodness.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beauty & Pedigree & Bank
3:13 $0.99
2. Bonafide Americans
2:56 $0.99
3. Let It Rain or Let It Be
3:55 $0.99
4. The Bombs Rain Down
3:25 $0.99
5. Heaven Knows What
3:12 $0.99
6. These Heroes
3:19 $0.99
7. Olivia Rainmaker
3:18 $0.99
8. Bobby May's Holiday
2:44 $0.99
9. I'm Sorry for Everything
2:53 $0.99
10. Manchild
2:48 $0.99
11. End of the World Kind of Feeling
4:25 $0.99
12. Set for Demolition
3:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Melodic, well-crafted, driving alt guitar pop that rocks. That's the blueprint for Milwaukee-based The Mike Benign Compulsion. And it works.

"Not unlike the writers he admires, especially Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and Crowded House’s Neil Finn, Benign’s songs are built from surprises—bridges in unconventional places, refrains that don’t follow expectations, along with irresistible choruses, lyrics in the form of intriguing character sketches and distant echoes of ’60s rock at its most concise." (Milwaukee Shepherd Express)

"Top-notch Squeeze-meets-Elvis Costello pop." (Absolute Powerpop)

In 2019, The Compulsion returns with "Bygones": the band's fifth full-length album, available on vinyl LP, CD, and digital download. The 12 tracks on "Bygones" run the gamut from the shiny, lush, big and bouncy "Olivia Rainmaker," to the joyfully defiant rebuke of MAGA Nation in "Bonafide Americans," to the wistful french horn on closer "Set For Demolition."

Fans of artists like XTC, Crowded House, Jellyfish, Squeeze and a certain four Liverpudlians will approve heartily.



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