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Album Review: Ben Folds, ‘So There’

Allan Amato
Allan Amato

On his new album with the chamber group yMusic, the former Ben Folds Five leader blends pop and classical while retaining the qualities that made him famous.

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20 Years Ago: Ben Folds Five Release Their Self-Titled Debut

Bob Berg, Hulton Archive
Bob Berg, Hulton Archive

In 1995, rock was filled with self-important bands who took themselves too seriously. Ben Folds, however, has never seen a trend he couldn't completely ignore.

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12 Non-Christmas Songs That Mention Christmas

Getty Images
Getty Images

The mere mention of Christmas evokes such vivid imagery that it's risky referencing it in a non-Christmas song.

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Ben Folds Five to Reissue ‘Whatever and Ever Amen’ On Vinyl

Ben Folds Five
Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

Ben Folds Five have announced details for an official reissue of ‘Whatever and Ever Amen,’ set to drop on Jan. 27, 2015.

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News Bits: Ben Folds Five Announce Live Album, Summer Tour With Barenaked Ladies + More

Ben Folds Five
Autumn de Wilde

Ben Folds Five will support an aptly titled new 'Live' album with a summer tour alongside the Barenaked Ladies.

'Praxis Makes Perfect' is a terrible name for an album -- does Neon Tree's new one live up to it?

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Ben Folds Five Play ‘Conan,’ Perform ‘Draw a Crowd’

Ben Folds Conan O'Brien
TBS

The Ben Folds Five reunion continues. Ben and his two Five mates made a visit to Conan O'Brien last night (Jan. 30) to bust out a pair of songs off their 2012 comeback album, 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' and the performance was loose, lighthearted and full of life. The trio opened with 'Draw a Crowd,' a song that, given the lyrics, benefited from the fact that 'Conan' is now on cable TV now. ("If you’re feeling small/ And you can’t draw a crowd/ Draw d---s on a wall," he sang repeatedly.)

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Ben Folds Five, ‘The Sound of the Life of the Mind’ – Album Review

Ben Folds Five
Autumn de Wilde

Since the breakup of Ben Folds Five a dozen years ago, the trio’s piano-pounding frontman has balanced his time making overly earnest solo records, producing Kickstarter millionaire/cheap boss Amanda Palmer, collaborating with ‘High Fidelity’ author Nick Hornby, serving as a judge on the TV show 'The Sing Off' and hanging out on Chatroulette, making up songs for people in their underwear. This long list of achievements goes a long way in explaining Folds’ ups and downs, his ambitions and comfort zones and, most importantly, his quirks and seriousness.

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Ben Folds Five, ‘Do It Anyway’ – New Video

Ben Folds Five
YouTube

Ben Folds Five's comeback album 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind' hits stores tomorrow (Sept. 18), and one day ahead of that comes the video for its first single, 'Do It Anyway.' The trio -- yes, for the uninitiated, Ben Folds Five are actually a three-piece -- has teamed up with Jim Henson's 'Fraggle Rock' for the clip, which features the adorably fuzzy creatures joining the band in the studio after the pounding music causes a minor quake down in the Fraggles' underground lair.

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Filed Under: Category: News, Official Music Videos, Videos

Ben Folds Five, ‘Do It Anyway’ – Song Review

Ben Folds Visits fuse Studio

We think it's pretty safe to call this one a comeback -- and a comeback of epic proportions. After a 13-year hiatus, Ben Folds Five have regrouped and will release a new album, 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' on Sept. 18. The disc's first single, 'Do It Anyway,' has been floating around the Internet for a few months, but now it's getting its official release ahead of the album, which is their first since 'The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner.' Yes, that one really came out all the way back in 1999.

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Ben Folds Five Announce 2012 Album Release, Tour Dates

Ben Folds
Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

After a twelve-year break, Ben Folds Five are back with news of a brand-new studio album. The recently-reunited trio plan on releasing 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind' this fall.

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