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The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective

by Ben Folds

The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective by Ben Folds

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The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective

by Ben Folds

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Label: Epic/Legacy
He's got a couple dozen songs better than "Brick," y'know, and this three-layered beast lets alt-rock's reigning piano man unload them all, from his Ben Folds Five years ("Don't Change Your Plans") to his subsequent decade of solo work ("Still Fighting It"). The second disc focuses on his raucous live shows, while disc three dips into b-sides and oddities, most inconsequential, but a few either appealingly goofy (a straight-ish cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit") or profoundly sad (the guest-star-studded "Because the Origami") or a bit of both. "The Luckiest" is a wedding-dance classic.

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He's got a couple dozen songs better than "Brick," y'know, and this three-layered beast lets alt-rock's reigning piano man unload them all, from his Ben Folds Five years ("Don't Change Your Plans") to his subsequent decade of solo work ("Still Fighting It"). The second disc focuses on his raucous live shows, while disc three dips into b-sides and oddities, most inconsequential, but a few either appealingly goofy (a straight-ish cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit") or profoundly sad (the guest-star-studded "Because the Origami") or a bit of both. "The Luckiest" is a wedding-dance classic.

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About This Album

He's got a couple dozen songs better than "Brick," y'know, and this three-layered beast lets alt-rock's reigning piano man unload them all, from his Ben Folds Five years ("Don't Change Your Plans") to his subsequent decade of solo work ("Still Fighting It"). The second disc focuses on his raucous live shows, while disc three dips into b-sides and oddities, most inconsequential, but a few either appealingly goofy (a straight-ish cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit") or profoundly sad (the guest-star-studded "Because the Origami") or a bit of both. "The Luckiest" is a wedding-dance classic.