History YMMV / BenFolds

31st Dec '15 10:22:54 AM StFan
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** His [[PopStarComposer songs]] for ''OverTheHedge.''

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** His [[PopStarComposer songs]] for ''OverTheHedge.''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge.''
14th Aug '15 3:58:19 PM NWolfman
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* HilariousInHindsight: "Rockin' The Suburbs" has a line about going to the store for some Preperation H after feeling someone "sending dirty vibes my way." In other words, he's pretty "[[StealthPun butthurt]]" about it.
30th Nov '14 2:38:43 AM robogabriel
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* BreakupBreakOut: Subverted. Despite being reasonably successful, Ben's not much more of a star than he was when he was with his original band.

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* BreakupBreakOut: Subverted. Despite being reasonably successful, Ben's not much more of a star solo than he was when he was with his original band.
30th Nov '14 2:37:49 AM robogabriel
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* OldShame: Discussed in "One Down," where he claims that [[DoingItForTheArt he never wants to write a song he isn't proud of]] in reference to some songs he was contractually obligated to write for a music publishing company. When introducing the song live, he mentions that he ''[[HypocriticalHumor doesn't even remember]]'' [[HypocriticalHumor the songs he ended up writing!]]

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* OldShame: Discussed in "One Down," where he claims that [[DoingItForTheArt he never wants to write a song he isn't proud of]] in reference to some The 4.6 songs he was contractually obligated had to write for a music publishing company. When introducing the song live, he mentions company, discussed in "One Down," were so awful that he ''[[HypocriticalHumor doesn't he's made no effort to even remember]]'' [[HypocriticalHumor remember how the songs he ended up writing!]]go.
30th Nov '14 2:36:14 AM robogabriel
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* OldShame: Discussed in "One Down," where he claims that [[DoingItForTheArt he never wants to write a song he isn't proud of]] in reference to some songs he was contractually obligated to write for a music publishing company. When introducing the song live, he mentions that he ''[[HypocriticalHumor doesn't even remember]]'' [[HypocriticalHumor the songs he ended up writing!]]
29th Nov '14 11:58:48 PM robogabriel
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* MindScrew: The WeirdAlYankovic-directed video for "Rockin' The Suburbs."
29th Nov '14 11:43:24 PM robogabriel
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* BreakupBreakOut: Subverted. Despite being reasonably successful, Ben's not much more of a star than he was when he was with his original band.
29th Nov '14 11:40:24 PM robogabriel
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\n* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: "Brick", about a girlfriend of his getting an abortion, decidedly takes no stance on abortion itself and sticks solely to Ben's melancholy recollection of the events described.

29th Nov '14 11:18:35 PM robogabriel
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* BaseBreaker: His collaboration with NickHornsby, "Lonely Avenue." Some say it's the best collection of songs he's ever written, while others feel that Hornsby's writing isn't musical enough.

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* BaseBreaker: His collaboration with NickHornsby, Nick Hornsby, "Lonely Avenue." Some say it's the best collection of songs he's ever written, while others feel that Hornsby's writing isn't musical enough.
29th Nov '14 11:18:27 PM robogabriel
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* BaseBreaker: His collaboration with NickHornsby, "Lonely Avenue." Some say it's the best collection of songs he's ever written, while others feel that Hornsby's writing isn't musical enough.
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