Two years ago I did a theme week on Barenaked Ladies and, in my final post, lamented the fact that lead singer and co-writer Steven Page had left the band. Would they be able to carry on without him in anything like the fashion they had established over the first fifteen years of their existence? And what would Page accomplish on his own?
Two years later, we have our answers. Barenaked Ladies released All in Good Time, their first Page-less album, to generally good reviews, though a couple of early pans and lack of enthusiasm over the song snippets I’ve heard kept me from buying the album.
And Steven Page released a solo album, Page One, that’s better than almost anything Barenaked Ladies ever put out.