Way to Normal On "Hiroshima," the opening track of his third solo studio LP Way to Normal , Ben Folds jauntily recounts a bloody tumble off the stage.… Way to Normal On "Hiroshima," the opening track of his third solo studio LP Way to Normal , Ben Folds jauntily recounts a bloody tumble off the stage.… 2008-09-30 Ben Folds Rock
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Way to Normal (2008)

Ben Folds | MINUS FIVE Ben Folds continues his solo career with his third one-man show Way to Normal
MINUS FIVE Ben Folds continues his solo career with his third one-man show Way to Normal
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2008; Lead Performance: Ben Folds; Genre: Rock

On ''Hiroshima,'' the opening track of his third solo studio LP Way to Normal, Ben Folds jauntily recounts a bloody tumble off the stage. Injuries aside, the piano man pounds the ivories with undiminished fervor — and lyrical venom, as on the New Age–skewering ''Frown Song'' and ''Bitch Went Nuts,'' an ode to a vengeful ex. Thankfully, Folds shows off his gentler side on the confessional tune ''You Don't Know Me,'' a duet with fellow pianist/singer-songwriter Regina Spektor that could come in handy if they ever decide to make a '70s Mad Men. B+
Download This: Listen to ''You Don't Know Me'' on the musician's official website

Originally posted Sep 23, 2008 Published in issue #1014 Oct 03, 2008 Order article reprints