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Customer Reviews

Simply the best

I've followed these guys since the beginning and I have to say this is simply the best they've done. They've come back from their solo careers and proven they not only can still work together, but that they all grew as musicians in their time apart.
The songs are still the fun, lively, fun-to-sing-along-to storytellers they always have been, but more refined and daring.
Simply love.

Had to Listen a few Times

There are songs like "Erase Me"that are probably the best they've ever written! A few I really had to listen to appreciate! This is not like any other album they've done before which is ok. You don't want every bands album to sound the same anyway. Ben seems to have been revived espescially with his piano playing on this one, and Darren and Robert's beat has been a missing ingredient. Four stars and keep up the good work boys!!

$#!+ sauce some

Had to go get the CD at Newbury Comics. It's tradition. Can't wait to see you guys in Boston!


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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