What a tragically beautiful song. It really is moving and tells quite a story.
This is a great album and I have enjoyed listening to your music for a while now. Don't listen to all these haters who don't like the music because it's too "different". It's great. keep up the great work.
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I'm more than impressed, people hating against this album listen to the lyrics to Working Day, it's about how people just don't forgive him for being Ben Folds and not Ben Folds Five. the bands far gone and doing their own thing, and Ben is packing serious punches on this album. Levi Johnson's Blues, Doc Pomus, Claire's Ninth, and From Above are instant hooks. Songs like Picture Window and Belinda are softer and have deeper meaning when you listen to the beauty of it. For Ben Folds, a man that has written i think 8 albums of original material, he's still got it. you will not be dissapointed in buying this album
I Love it!
By Babylon Reviewer
I'm surprised that so many people don't like this album. Sure....it's different from his other records. And sure "Way to Normal" wasn't his best.....(but I still think it was great). But I really think this is ONE of his best albums. Lyrics are genius (Nick Hornby). The first song, "Working Day", I first heard, and I said "Oh No!". Then I listened to it again, and again....and again. Then I realized the genius behind. I still don't what it is. But it's great. "Picture Window" is probably my favorite song off the album. It's one of Ben Folds' best songs. And Nick Hornby was a genius for writing the lyrics. And Paul Buckmaster's parts are awesome. "Levi Johnston's Blues" is also a great song. The music and melody is amazing. And Paul Buckmaster's parts are amazing. Makes it sound like it should be in a James Bond movie. Doc Pomus is also a great song. The lyrics are amazing. "Your Dogs" is probably one of my favorite songs off the album. I think everybody can relate. Oh those dogs.......The lyrics are genius....but the song wouldn't be good with out the melody that Ben put to it. Practical Amanda is just a beautiful song. Claire's Ninth has a great story behind it. I love the lyrics. Password is also one of the best songs on this album. It's genius. The lyrics are great. From Above is a Ben Folds classic pop song. Saskia Hamilton is probably one of the worst on this album, but is still a great song. I just think it's a little too much. Belinda is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! The lyrics are the most amazing thing I've heard. Who else could think of that idea for lyrics? The melody is perfect. Goes perfect with the lyrics. Couldn't hear any other way. I CAN'T GET "THINGS YOU THINK" OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT THOUGH!!!!!!! IT'S AMAZING!!!!! Makes me laugh every time I hear it. Nick Hornby is awesome. This album also proves that lyrics don't always constantly have to rhyme!!!!! That's the genius behind this album.
Sleazy cover anytime soon?!
I really really really want to download the cover Ben Folds did of Ke$ha's "Sleazy." I would buy it in a heartbeat!! PLEASE!
Ben! What has happened to you?!
I'm a huge Ben Folds fan but this album is sad compared to his earlier music. What is with this electronic stuff? Not loving this album, especially knowing how awesome he once was.
By App Vuer
My favorite author + my favorite musician = my favorite CD. Thanks Ben for another great one. Best of all his records!!!!!!
None of the songs are labeled explicit but many of them should be. I was pretty disappointed about that.
Another Great Album! I am a huge Ben Folds fan and this album definitely holds it's own. I understand why some people don't like this album, b/c it has a different sound than previous albums. His music never lacks the soulfulness though. Quality stuff, you can't go wrong with Ben Folds.
This took balls. You made a huge leap as a composer taking on such a co-write as this, knowing it could blow up in your face, but you nailed it.. I'm a songwriter too, and have tried to stretch myself artistically, but you my friend have balls. Great big Ben Folds Balls. Masterful.