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Ben Folds Five With its spare production and self-consciously referential songs, you might think North Carolina-based Ben Folds Five is just another...Ben Folds FiveRock With its spare production and self-consciously referential songs, you might think North Carolina-based Ben Folds Five is just another...1995-07-28
B+

Ben Folds Five

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Caroline, Passenger

With its spare production and self-consciously referential songs, you might think North Carolina-based Ben Folds Five is just another slacker band. But this piano-led trio favors the early-’70s blue-eyed soul of Todd Rundgren and Elton John. Even if they are sometimes derivative, their energy and earnest charm will win you over. B+

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