Songs For Silverman

Album Review of Songs For Silverman by Ben Folds.

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Songs For Silverman

Ben Folds

Songs For Silverman by Ben Folds

Release Date: Apr 26, 2005
Record label: Sony
Genre(s): Rock, Adult Alternative, Singer-Songwriter

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AllMusic - 80
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Ben Folds is at his best when he melds the acerbic with the heartfelt, a balancing act that he's honed to perfection on the warm and ballad-heavy Songs for Silverman. Opening track "Bastard," with a fuzzed-out bassline right out of 1995, kick-starts a record that plays like a show in reverse. The meat's all upfront, so those expecting a show-stopping encore will just have to listen to it backward, as this is Ben Folds the family man, not the embittered youth who joined the "Army" on 1999's Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner.

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