Ben Folds is a piano virtuoso, amazing lyricist, talented songwriter, and an overall clever, funny, emotional, likeable artist. So why have so many people not heard his music? It's a mystery, but one thing that is not is the clear quality of this album. Everything about it has a masterful, professional, raw quality about it. As mentioned, Folds' piano is amazing. His lyrics, when not hilarious, are so emotional and moving, it's almost tangible at times. Each song on this album is self-contained. None sound like, or deal with the same subjects, as the others. There is comedy, tragedy, comfort and a strange, underlying depressing nature all in the same great record. There are so many reasons to pick this record up, that I can't name them in 1,000 words but that should be enough for you to give Ben Folds a shot.