USA, 2001, piano rock / pop rock / singer-songwriter
Ben Folds – Rockin’ the Suburbs: This is an impressive debut. He’s already a dad, and he’s already got his life going, so he already knows his voice, highlighted on songs like “Still Fighting It”. He’s down to earth with nothing to prove. Just him and his life reflections, and of course his acerbic wit. After all, y’all don’t know what it’s like being male, middle-class, and white. So let’s take a vote: Ben Folds, William Shatner, or Michael Jackson?