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Customer Reviews

The boys are back

Back when Ben Folds Five split up, I was a different person. To even try and figure out who I was is still a challenge. That is until this album came out. Memories of my teenage innocence have begun to resurface, but along with it a certain maturity.
This album is the mature Ben Folds Five album I wanted. It's not gloomy like Reinhold Messner and isn't preachy like Folds' solo efforts.
If you're weary, fear not; this is Ben Folds Five.
As with all Ben Folds Five albums, this album only gets better and better with repeated listenings. Robert Sledge's fuzz has a restrained, experienced sound, Darren Jesse never ceases to amaze with his catchy beats and his surprisingly 10cc inspired great song "Sky High".
Folds sounds like he's returned home, and I must say "Welcome home Ben, we were waiting for you for 13 years".

Worth the wait

I have been waiting for a new album for a long time and I am very satisfied. Good work BF5

Love it!!

Have Ben and the boys for a long time!! Worth the wait :)


Born: September 12, 1966 in Winston-Salem, NC

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Led by the pop-minded prowess of their namesake frontman, Ben Folds Five dispelled any misgivings about a band's ability to rock without guitars. Calling themselves "punk rock for sissies," the Chapel Hill natives were often grouped with the nerd rock movement of the mid-'90s, although their debt to jazz music -- not to mention Ben Folds' acerbic spin on the classic pianist/songwriter tradition -- ensured the trio a long-lasting legacy after their split in October 2000. The band also provided a launching...
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