71 Songs, 4 Hours 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For The Best Imitation of Myself, Ben Folds compiled his sneering work with Ben Folds Five and his poppier solo output up to 2011. Of course, there’s the early (and stirring) “Brick,” which tells the story of a high school girlfriend having an abortion; the unstoppably rollicking jam “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces”; and old-school rock ‘n’ roller “Kate.” “Landed” makes an appearance with a sweeping string section, and the vibrant “From Above” zooms along on sparkling piano riffs.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For The Best Imitation of Myself, Ben Folds compiled his sneering work with Ben Folds Five and his poppier solo output up to 2011. Of course, there’s the early (and stirring) “Brick,” which tells the story of a high school girlfriend having an abortion; the unstoppably rollicking jam “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces”; and old-school rock ‘n’ roller “Kate.” “Landed” makes an appearance with a sweeping string section, and the vibrant “From Above” zooms along on sparkling piano riffs.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

illidoquitous ,

How can you not love Ben?

I highly doubt that I'm the first to review, even though iTunes says I am, but if so, YAY! Anyway, if you love Ben you're going to get this even though you have a lot of the songs, like I do. I'm very excited. I will get anything he puts out forever.

Hydroplosion ,

Best $20 I've ever spent on music...

period. 66 songs and 5 music videos. You can't beat it, even if some of the songs on disc 1 are duplicates from other albums or EP's.

La. Dude ,

"Cologne" or No Cologne - a seriously sizable compilation

I agree with Mr. Thames, I would have liked to have seen "Cologne" on the track list; or better yet, "Before Cologne/Cologne" as a single track. Nonetheless, it's great to see Ben get a career-spanning release of at least most of his most excellent tunes. Keep up the good work, Mr. Folds!

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