Song of the Moment

J. Cole - Lost Ones

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ben Folds - Songs For Silverman

Let me start by saying, I'm a Ben Folds fan. When they were the Ben Folds Five I enjoyed their stuff, and then when they dropped the 'Five', I enjoyed their first record 'Rockin' the Suburbs'. One thing irks me a little bit though, everytime they come up in coversation - I feel like people act like they're gods. Seriously, they're good, don't make them out to be The Beatles or something. The songwriting is clever, they put on a good show, they keep making really good tuneage. That's about it. I don't think Mr. Folds even thinks he needs to be your favorite artist ever. Anyway, this is a pretty solid album. If you've never tuned into Ben, check him out. His arrangements are typically second to none. There is always some great vocals and some great piano and some great background beats. I personally have to be in the right mood for Ben Folds, and maybe you do too - but check them out. Especially the Top 3 here as I think I'll give you a pretty good indicator what he's all about. I can finally say - Enjoy! and make your Monday disappear with music!

1. Bastard
2. You To Thank
3. Jesusland
4. Landed
5. Gracie
6. Trusted
7. Give Judy My Notice
8. Late
9. Sentimental Guy
10. Time
11. Prison Food

Listen To Samples

1. Landed
2. Late
3. Bastard

3 out of 5 stars


  1. have you seen the youtube clips of ben folds performing whilst surfing chatroulette? awesome.

  2. I have not seen those videos. Perhaps I'll give them a whirl.

    Thanks for the post!