Song of the Day #2,310: ‘Levi Johnston’s Blues’ – Ben Folds

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Best Albums of the 10s So Far
#9 – Ben Folds – Lonely Avenue

 
When I first learned of 2010’s Lonely Avenue, it sounded too good to be true. Ben Folds, one of my very favorite musical artists, had teamed up with Nick Hornby, one of my very favorite authors.

This is the sort of collaboration you dream up in a fanboy fever dream. I knew Hornby was a fan of Folds (I recall one essay of his about the song ‘Smoke’ that was particularly full of praise) but I had no idea he had aspirations as a lyricist.

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