- Summary: Folds' second solo outing actually finds him working once again in trio format, now joined by drummer Lindsay Jamieson (Departure Lounge) and bassist Jared Reynolds (who, like Folds, contributed to the recent William Shatner album).
- Record Label: Sony
- Genre(s): Rock, Adult Alternative, Singer-Songwriter
- More Details and Credits »
|We'd hit the bottom I thought it was my fault And in a way I guess it was I'm just now finding out What it was all about Moved to the west coast...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Entertainment WeeklyHis most evenly measured album. [20 May 2005, p.75]
Mojo[A] consistently crafted and stimulating set. [Jun 2005, p.100]
Alternative PressPlays out like a sequel to BF5's last album... with one key element missing: humor. [May 2005, p.172]
Ben Folds has finally taken the focus off of his ever-evolving cast of inspired characters, and has finally written an album that centers on himself; unfortunately, it seems entirely possible that his trademark humility has finally gotten the best of him, as he has fashioned himself the least interesting of any of his own characters.
WillyMSep 11, 2006Ben's best album, and that's saying a lot.
abMay 22, 2005Fantastic. Brilliant. Ben Folds back to his brilliant best. "Landed" superb although 1st clip disappointing.
HannahJul 24, 2005To me, if you haven't heard Ben Folds you haven't heard music. His songs are pure genius and He's very talented. I love this To me, if you haven't heard Ben Folds you haven't heard music. His songs are pure genius and He's very talented. I love this album. I just don't see a reason not to like this album. I mean.. whats not to like? The songs all have a great melody and great lyrics and they are all nicely arranged.… Expand
SébDApr 28, 2005This album is simply stunning. Very different from all his other previous material, but had changed direction. Simply stunning harmonies, and This album is simply stunning. Very different from all his other previous material, but had changed direction. Simply stunning harmonies, and great tunes. Only reason I'm not giving a 10, is so he has a chance to better himself yet again next time!… Expand
TristanHMay 12, 2005A great CD; doesn't have any of the great rock songs like were on Rockin the Suburbs, or any of the Five albums, but it's still A great CD; doesn't have any of the great rock songs like were on Rockin the Suburbs, or any of the Five albums, but it's still great standing on its own. Amazing piano, as usual.… Expand
RandyBJun 20, 2005While in my opinion Folds needs to work on coming up with more cohesive directions for his voice to go, he
Jun 29, 2013Ben Folds has entered the boringly bland arena of adult comtemporary pop balladry with its ho-hum top 40 singles like Jesusland where middleBen Folds has entered the boringly bland arena of adult comtemporary pop balladry with its ho-hum top 40 singles like Jesusland where middle aged white suburnanites will gobble this up.
Where Rockin the Suburbs politely and comically winked at the 1st world problems many of us experience, Songs for Silverman embraces the lifestyle.
I remember when Wilco entered this phase right after a "Ghost was Born" and that smelled of stank too.
I give this a three because it has 3 good songs; "Bastard", "You to Thank", and "Landed"
It's a shame too because I love Elliott Smith and his tribute on "Late" does little.… Expand
|Metal Box [Super Deluxe Edition] - Public Image Ltd.|
|The Early Years 1967-1972 [Box Set] - Pink Floyd|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|Singles: The Definitive 45's Collection - Sun Ra|
|Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings - Otis Redding|
|Box - Gas|
|The 1966 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|The Order of Time - Valerie June|
|Fuzzy Logic [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - Super Furry Animals|
|50 Song Memoir - Magnetic Fields|
|Arca - Arca|
|Obituary - Obituary|
|Black America Again - Common|
|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|More Scared of You than You Are of Me - The Smith Street Band|
|What in the Natural World - Jake Xerxes Fussell|
|Forever - Code Orange|