"So There" Album Review

Alpha101 Now for a newer album. Let me just say, this album blew me away whenever I first heard it. I didn't know that it was out until I looked up Folds on Spotify, and saw his newest album. So I then rushed to the nearest music store, immediately found it, and rang it up. I never owned an album by him, but I love a lot of his songs, so I thought I'd give it a try. Well, I didn't waste my time.

"Capable of Anything" is a great opening track for the album. It's very happy sounding, with flutes, pianos, and violin in the background, along with Folds' fantastic singing.

"Not a Fan" is my second favorite. It's a slow song, but I can relate to it easily. It tells the story of a boyfriend who's significant other is in love with a boy band, and how they are not his "cup of tea." It also includes one of my favorite lines in history, "I was raised on sugar cereal and T.V."

"So There" is a good track, but nothing really special. It's fun to listen to, and Folds does a great job on it, but it feels lacking compared to the two above. It is still an interesting song.

"Long Way to Go" is the best on the album. I will admit that I teared up a little at the end. Folds' voice goes from hammering and stern, to smooth like silk, and back again many times in the song, which I loved. The chorus is delightful, and it's lyrics are beautifully written.

"Phone in a Pool" is another fantastic song off of the album. It's chorus always has me singing along to it! "I've thrown my phone in a pool, in New Orleans."

"Yes Man" is, like "So There," good, but not what I really expect from Folds. It's fun for the first few times you listen to it, but it never really grew on me like the others did.

"F10-D-A" is so catchy that it's annoying, but in a good way. Lyrically, it's not a masterpiece, but it's still a fine song.

"I'm Not the Man" is superb! This song really grew on me because I often wonder what people will think of me whenever I'm dead. Folds' singing makes the song that much better, and it's one of the best on the album.

Overall, this is the best album of the year. Also, it's one of my favorites that I've ever listened to. While a few songs are weaker than others, they compliment each other perfectly, and the ones that do stand out are some of the best songs that I've heard in a very long time. Also, the movements in this song were very well done.

9.2/10 - Great Album