"Being prolific is easy. Maintaining consistency and quality is another animal altogether . . . for a lot of musicians not named Robb Benson. A veteran of Seattle's diverse singer-songwriter community, the Mount Vernon native has morphed admirably over the last decade from leader of Nevada Bachelors and Dear John Letters (which he's still in) into a witty, endearing, one-man lo-fi anthem factory. His vocal repertoire conjures equal parts Michael Stipe, Ben Gibbard, and Rocky Votolato, a perfect match for his introspective lyricism and penchant for sweeping '70s hooks. Benson delivers the instantly agreeable, inoffensively quirky pop that Pinback formerly cornered the market on."