Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CD Review 22: Ben Folds

Artist: Ben Folds
Album: Lonely Avenue
Label: Nonesuch
Yays: 4, 5, 9, 11, 7
Nays: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8

Genre: ROCK – Piano Driven Alt Pop
RIYL: Elvis Costello, Ben Kweller, Joni Mitchell

Words by: Nick Hornby, Music by: Ben Folds

In order to accurately accompany Nick Hornby’s lyrics each one of Ben Folds’ songs has its own personality. Some are upbeat and quirky (5), some have a smooth jazz/R&B flavor (8), some are like ballads (11), and some are slow and dreamy (6). Don’t be afraid to stray from the picks! (Just don’t wander too far into the no-plays.)

To find out more about the inspiration behind each song read Hornby’s blurbs in the liner notes. They’re short and interesting.

Also, if you give this a private listen, try track 3 about Levi Johnson. You know, the guy that knocked up Bristol, Sarah Palin’s daughter. LAWL

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