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Album Review

While many record companies and musicians ran cowering into their closet when faced with the digital music revolution, a few astute ones like Ben Folds quickly moved to embrace it, and the new opportunities it afforded to break away from the suddenly restrictive-feeling full album format. In Folds' case this took the shape of three five-song EPs also made available through mail order via his own Attacked by Plastic imprint (and, later, partly compiled into the Supersunnyspeedgraphic, The LP CD), of which 2004's Super D was the final and arguably least fulfilling entry. After opening with a spirited, grin-inducing cover of the Darkness' "Get Your Hands off My Woman," Folds manages only mildly interesting music and confusingly vague lyrics for "Kalamazoo" before launching into the bouncy "Adelaide," pushing up both the comedy and sonic complexity on the rhythmically busy, electronically-spiced "Rent a Cop," and finally closing with a live cover of Ray Charles' "Them That Got." Flawed or not, the EP was still readily embraced by Folds' rabid supporters.

Customer Reviews

Super D is Super!

Starts off with the rough language of Get Your Hands... and rocks it. Kalamazoo starts off slow and then hits with that hard piano only BF can play. Strings on Adelaide are cool. Infectious beat along with cool and clever lyrics on Rent A Cop, my personal favorite. Defintely worth the $4.95.

Biography

Born: September 12, 1966 in Winston-Salem, NC

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

American singer, songwriter, and producer Ben Folds emerged in the mid-'90s as the leader of the power pop trio Ben Folds Five, before striking out on a successful solo career. Following a late-'80s stint playing bass for the band Majosha, the North Carolina native spent several years in Nashville working largely as a session drummer. Folds dabbled in acting after relocating to New York, while performing solo gigs around the city and further developing his piano and songwriting skills. Moving back...
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