Ben Folds Five

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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The debut album from piano-playing Ben Folds' smart-ass trio is a potent, and extremely fun, collection of postmodern rock ditties that comes off as a pleasantly workable combination of Tin Pan Alley showmanship, Todd Rundgren-style power pop, and myriad alt-rock sensibilities. The gimmick here is that not a single guitar was used on the 12 songs; but the way that Folds and his bandmates unravel their instruments piano, bass, and drums make up this combo, even the most hardened noise enthusiasts will hardly miss it it's the melodies that carry this album, and Folds has plenty of them up his sleeve. Some of it is a bit coy -- Folds plays the joker as much as he does the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The debut album from piano-playing Ben Folds' smart-ass trio is a potent, and extremely fun, collection of postmodern rock ditties that comes off as a pleasantly workable combination of Tin Pan Alley showmanship, Todd Rundgren-style power pop, and myriad alt-rock sensibilities. The gimmick here is that not a single guitar was used on the 12 songs; but the way that Folds and his bandmates unravel their instruments piano, bass, and drums make up this combo, even the most hardened noise enthusiasts will hardly miss it it's the melodies that carry this album, and Folds has plenty of them up his sleeve. Some of it is a bit coy -- Folds plays the joker as much as he does the musician -- but with the dead-on "Underground," they manage to skewer, and pay loving tribute, to the oh-so-hip indie scene from which they came.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/1995
  • Label: Passenger
  • UPC: 017046950121
  • Catalog Number: 9501
  • Sales rank: 29,501

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jackson Cannery (3:23)
  2. 2 Philosophy (4:36)
  3. 3 Julianne (2:30)
  4. 4 Where's Summer B? (4:07)
  5. 5 Alice Childress (4:34)
  6. 6 Underground (4:11)
  7. 7 Sports & Wine (2:58)
  8. 8 Uncle Walter (3:51)
  9. 9 Best Imitation of Myself (2:38)
  10. 10 Video (4:07)
  11. 11 The Last Polka (4:34)
  12. 12 Boxing (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Folds Five Primary Artist
Ben Folds Indexed Contributor, Piano
Robert Sledge Bass
Darren Jessee Drums
Chris Eubank Cello
Ted Ehrhard Violin, Viola
Technical Credits
Caleb Southern Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whoa-ho!

    OMG...don't say that ! This is an awesome CD...cooler than YOU! Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but YEAH! "Underground" is the best song ever...Jacob this is (not) for you! (oog) ~guess who...cooler than you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Amazing

    Ben Folds rocks by himself,so this is just even better. True music fans and musicians should be able to appreciate the creativity of this cd. I would highly recommend it!!!

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