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Thursday, October 7 2010

Ben Folds and Nick Hornby: Lonely Avenue

Lonely Avenue is a very strong album for Ben Folds, and a successful debut for Nick Hornby as a lyricist. Folds tries to do justice to Hornby's lyrics by staying in his own musical comfort zone and writing great melodies.


Tuesday, September 28 2010

A Working Day: An Interview with Ben Folds

Collaborating with friend and literary hero Nick Hornby, Ben Folds has taken a break from his schedule of reality-TV shows, production of a capella albums, and recording with classical piano prodigies to discuss every angle of Lonely Avenue, his latest work ...


Thursday, May 6 2010

Ben Folds: 20 April 2010 - Chicago

It’s evident how much he loves being a musician when he can take the stage, just Ben Folds and His Piano, and literally become a one man band.


Sunday, February 14 2010

Motion City Soundtrack: My Dinosaur Life

Don't let the cartoon dinosaurs fool you. Motion City Soundtrack can do serious, too.


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Monday, September 29 2008

Ben Folds: Way to Normal

Way to Normal is about the realization that the very concept of "normal" may well be a myth.


Thursday, May 12 2005

Ben Folds: Songs for Silverman

A disarmingly mature Ben Folds imparts his nuggets of easily digestible wisdom on the masses. The masses shrug.


Monday, October 28 2002

Ben Folds: Ben Folds Live


Monday, September 10 2001

Ben Folds: Rockin’ the Suburbs

For most of his career, Ben Folds has thrived on examining those things that needle and surprise us from within -- even in his fictional narratives, you can sense very real experiences whispering from the shadows. Beneath the versatile Tin Pan Alley flourishes and Randy Newmanesque pop sheen of his songs, Folds's attitude ranges from heartfelt to smirking to unforgiving (sometimes all three at once).


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