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    BBC: Ben Folds, Nick Hornby's "Lonely Avenue" Is "An Affecting and Intelligent Record"; Pomplamoose Joins Folds for Live Chat

    Lonely Avenue, featuring music and vocals by Ben Folds and lyrics by Nick Hornby, is out in one week. This week, Folds returns to the chat room for a special Lonely Interview, featuring recent collaborators Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, also known as Pomplamoose. The four teamed up for the VideoSong "Things You Think," which you can watch below. Then head to the live online chat at benfolds.com/chat tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22, starting at 7 PM ET.

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    In a new album review, the BBC is already looking forward to the next collaboration, writing of Lonely Avenue: "An affecting and intelligent record: the pair shouldn’t shy away from a sequel."

    After describing Folds as "a consistently enthralling songwriter," the BBC's Andrew Mueller suggests that Hornby's lyrics fit well into the American singer-songwriter's style. "The scenarios are Folds’ familiar palette of wry character sketches and sharply observed domestic dramas," says the reviewer, "and the vernacular is deliberately American English."

    Mueller cites among the album's "gorgeous" moments the song "Belinda," which he describes as "a sumptuous ballad with a beautifully observed lyric," and "the joyously rueful shuffle 'From Above.'"

    Read the complete album review at bbc.co.uk.

    Lonely Avenue is available for pre-order now on vinyl, CD, and in a special deluxe edition with four short stories by Hornby and images by acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include a limited-edition printed Folds/Hornby manuscript of the song "Picture Window," with a select number signed by the artists. Reserve your copy now in the Nonesuch Store.

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    Here, again is the Ben Folds, Nick Hornby, and Pomplamoose VideoSong "Things You Think":

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BBC: Ben Folds, Nick Hornby's "Lonely Avenue" Is "An Affecting and Intelligent Record"; Pomplamoose Joins Folds for Live Chat

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Lonely Avenue, the Ben Folds / Nick Hornby album due out next week, has been described as "an affecting and intelligent record" by the BBC. Folds, whom the BBC calls "a consistently enthralling songwriter," joins Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose—recent collaborators on the VideoSong "Things You Think"—for a live online chat Wednesday evening at benfolds.com/chat, as part of the Lonely Interview series.

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Lonely Avenue, featuring music and vocals by Ben Folds and lyrics by Nick Hornby, is out in one week. This week, Folds returns to the chat room for a special Lonely Interview, featuring recent collaborators Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, also known as Pomplamoose. The four teamed up for the VideoSong "Things You Think," which you can watch below. Then head to the live online chat at benfolds.com/chat tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22, starting at 7 PM ET.

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In a new album review, the BBC is already looking forward to the next collaboration, writing of Lonely Avenue: "An affecting and intelligent record: the pair shouldn’t shy away from a sequel."

After describing Folds as "a consistently enthralling songwriter," the BBC's Andrew Mueller suggests that Hornby's lyrics fit well into the American singer-songwriter's style. "The scenarios are Folds’ familiar palette of wry character sketches and sharply observed domestic dramas," says the reviewer, "and the vernacular is deliberately American English."

Mueller cites among the album's "gorgeous" moments the song "Belinda," which he describes as "a sumptuous ballad with a beautifully observed lyric," and "the joyously rueful shuffle 'From Above.'"

Read the complete album review at bbc.co.uk.

Lonely Avenue is available for pre-order now on vinyl, CD, and in a special deluxe edition with four short stories by Hornby and images by acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include a limited-edition printed Folds/Hornby manuscript of the song "Picture Window," with a select number signed by the artists. Reserve your copy now in the Nonesuch Store.

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Here, again is the Ben Folds, Nick Hornby, and Pomplamoose VideoSong "Things You Think":

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