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4.0 out of 5 stars
Take A Trip Down Lonely Avenue, 18 Jan. 2011
Whilst calling Ben's last album, Way To Normal, a "letdown" would probably be a little harsh, there most certainly were a few songs that weren't up to the standard of his best work (solo or with The Five). Lonely Avenue, on the other hand, is songwriting and playing of the beauty his fans have come to expect from pretty much start to finish. Songwriting shared, of course, by Nick Hornby. Not that you'd really guess the words weren't written by Folds if you didn't know. Hornby's wonderful lyrics come out of the pianists mouth just as effortlessly and heartfelt as any that Folds has written himself.