Rhapsody Originals (EP, Exclusive)
by Ben Folds
Released: Jan 2007
Pivoting between archly ironic and wincingly sincere, Ben Folds is the multifaceted reflection of Gen X's arresting ambivalence. Leave him alone in front of a piano and strip away the rock 'n' roll ornamentation and what's left is just his voice and his lyrics, both of which he wields with surprising nuance. Featuring mostly newer material played solo, this Rhapsody Original is vintage Folds, poignant and playful at the same time.