Lonely Avenue - Ben Folds & Nick Hornby

Lonely Avenue

Ben Folds & Nick Hornby

  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 2010-09-24
  • Explicitness: explicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 11

  • ℗ 2010 Nonesuch Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company.

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
A Working Day Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 1:49
2
Picture Window Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 3:42
3
Levi Johnston's Blues Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 5:13
4
Doc Pomus Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 4:13
5
Your Dogs Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 3:21
6
Practical Amanda Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 3:52
7
Claire's Ninth Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 3:48
8
Password Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 5:21
9
From Above Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 4:04
10
Saskia Hamilton Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 3:06
11
Belinda Ben Folds & Nick Hornby 6:13

Reviews

  • Oh, Ben…

    3
    By SomeRamdomReviewer
    C'mon, Ben, you're better than this! While I will say, this album spawned some of Ben Folds' best solo work (Belinda, From Above, Password), it also produced some of his worst, too (Claire's Ninth, Picture Window, Practical Amanda). And, to give him some credit, it was Nick Hornsby who wrote the lyrics, which is my major complaint here- the music is almost always beautiful, even for stuff like Claire's Ninth. But, pretty sounds does not a good song make. But, I will say this; Nick Hornsby is a very hit and miss lyricist. When he misses, he misses by a mile. But when he hits, he hits HARD. Like I said, this album spawned a few gems, Belinda being the most… gem-ish, I guess, and I'd even go as far as to say it's one of Mr. Folds' best songs, solo or not. But, we must remember, it nonetheless has quite a few songs that were most craptacular- I'm looking at you, Picture Window.
  • Where's Christian Life?

    4
    By LegoStarWarsBuilder
    I've been listening to Ben folds for a long time, and I really like this album. But the first time I bought this album there was a twelfth song called Christian life that I really liked! Come on iTunes!
  • A Great Experiment

    5
    By Moodyfood
    Picture Window might be Ben's best song. Strike that: It IS his best song. It's odd how Ben-esq the lyrics sound even though they're written by Nick. A great collaboration!
  • it will probably grow on you. support Ben.

    5
    By thesametoyou
    i have a feeling i'm really going to love this album. it's got a bit of different sounds to it, some not palatable at first, but i think they will grow on me alot. the first time I heard Ben Folds about 15 years ago I hated him. i thought he was a goon. but all of my favorite bands and artists start that way. mainly because they're so different. then i slowly realize that I'm listening to them nonstop and before I know it I argue with people that don't like them. I do the same thing with Fiona Apple albums. I recommend buying this album because on the first listen of the previews, you won't get as much out of it because it's one of those recordings that sells itself as a whole package and not just a collection of unrelated songs. (the main reason I never buy "best of" albums.
  • A good try (revised)

    4
    By Tigerhiker
    Its amazing what time and a few more listens can do to change your heart. Maybe thats Ben's intent to have music that grows on you. Lonely Avenue is still not his best album, but most of the songs are good (some are great such as Levi Johnston's Blues), but I guess every album can't be a homerun. The album still sounds forced and tired, but Ben has always been a good song writter. Just like Way to Normal, give it another listen or two. If you are a true Ben Folds fan, he deserves it. I'm still a huge fan, and will always purchase anything that he releases, but maybe its time for Ben to take a break, grow a beard, and return to his roots: Just him, a piano, a bass, and drums. Nothing else.
  • The album is the BEST.

    5
    By Sinney Weasley
    I love Ben Folds, he's my favorite recording artist EVER. This album is great. It is totally worth buying it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Josh Estep
    This album is amazing.
  • Great Stuff

    5
    By Share&Enjoy
    I'm a huge Ben Folds fan, and as someone who thought Way to Normal was by far his worst work, it was nice to see him back in top form (although there are a lot of musical similarities to Way to Normal, just done a lot better). Hornby's lyrics are very similar to Folds', though maybe a bit more sophisticated. Same tone though. There isn't a single song I don't like, though Working Day is probably my least favorite, considering it seems mainly to be an introduction to the sounds of the album. Critics don't really like Levi Johnston's Blues, but I think it's one of the best, along with Doc Pomus, Claire's Ninth, and Saskia Hamilton. Not my favorite by Mr. Folds, but still a very satisfying album.
  • Wow

    5
    By Tay Swift Fan
    Wow...just Wow. One of his best albums ever. Ben Folds remains the best! I love working day, Claires ninth, and picture window.Wow
  • very diverse but its growing on me

    4
    By HBB322
    doc pomus. doc pomus and picture window. get them, if not the whole album.