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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 ...

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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.

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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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