Ben Folds Five – The Sound of the Life of the Mind

Thirteen years?! Thirteen years??!! That’s an incredible amount of time between albums for a band. Talk about much anticipated. Suddenly once I put on the album it was like no time had passed. They were still all about broad melodies, catchy melodies and lyrics that everyone can relate to. The vocals are tight and the piano is a pounding. Every song feels the natural next step from where they left off. All with a retro kind of groove to it. The lyrics of the songs are what stood out for me. Plenty of food for thought and depth to them. While Ben Folds is good on his own the chemistry of this band is off the charts. Bottom line – good, old fashioned music that attracts fans of a wide variety of musical genres and will stand the test of time.

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