"This collection of songs very easily could have never seen the light of day, having been available already on four separate online-only releases. However, it is a great assistance to connoisseurs of fine music that this work is now available in one easily-accessible disc. Supersunnyspeedgraphic represents the creative work of Ben Folds over the last few years in a better manner than could have been done otherwise, and it fits perfectly alongside his other flawless productions. The album contains tracks that are well-written lyrically, as well as a number of songs displaying masterful musical technique. The album is worth purchasing for the cover of Dr. Dre's "B****es Ain't S***" alone, but you'll be equally surprised by the number of fine quality tracks that exist in addition to the slow rap extravaganza."
Daniel E. Fox | Phoenix, AZ | 12/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a rabid fan since Whatever and Ever Amen (Ben Folds Five). Here's the thing: you COULD go and buy the 3 EP's, and I have all of them, but I also bought this (Supersunnyspeedgraphic) and believe it or not I am glad I did. Unlike another reviewer here, I actually thought the remixing and addition of bass and extra piano and some other instrumentation really helped most of these songs, gave them a more "full," professional sound. And I gotta say, as a whole this album is much more fun than Songs for Silverman, which should have been a lot better given how good these Internet-only EP's were. Anyhow, as you can tell, I will buy anything and everything with Ben's name on it, and I found enough good stuff on this one to justify the purchase. Unlike others, I love "All You Can Eat"'s social commentary. The Dr. Dre cover, of course, is hilarious and memorable, while the Cure cover is near perfect. Buy this, it's a lot of fun, and even though the other reviewers are right about the album feeling disjointed, song for song it's better than Silverman....that's gotta be worth something."
Not the best Ben Folds ever, just the best released this mon
D. V. Beck | Minneapolis | 11/02/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With a great, Krupa-esque drum groove and swingin' horns, "Rent a Cop" is a blast. "All U Can Eat" is another story. Where the earlier "Uncle Walter" was real, knowing, and very funny, "All U can Eat" is the kind of smug, simplistic cant about SUVs and Wal-Mart that you'd expect to hear from the tote-baggers down at Starbucks - but the music is cool. Interesting covers - "Bitches" is amazing and weird as Folds proves that the emotional content of a song comes at least as much from the music as from the lyrics.
Yeah, it gets a 3, but remember: A Ben Folds 3 is most people's 5."
Alain Blanc | Kuching, Malaysia | 12/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first couple songs are a bit mediocre on the first go. However the rest of the album makes up for it, beginning with the infamous B.tches Ain't ..... I outgrew rap a long time ago, but hearing this song was refreshing. It's amazing how alternative rock can make such a decadent song sound so good. Along with BAS, the remaining pieces are worth listening to more than once. I must have listened to this album about 10 times consecutively. If you're down on your luck and just want to relax to laid-back humorous and inspirational music, just put in Ben Folds."
Where the heck are
John Lawler | College Station, TX United States | 11/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wandering and Kalamazoo? These are the works of genius needed to spark this baby. Kalamazoo is particularly eclectic and sad... or at least give us the original Give Judy my Notice
Adelaide is great stuff as is Rent a Cop and Bruised and Still, and B**ches is hilarious, but this compilation feels like and odds and sods. Still any Folds is good Folds. Full SuperD EP is highly recommended"