Whatever and Ever Amen The wittier pedal stompers from piano man Ben Folds' power trio pack a definite Ferrante-&-Teicher-go-moshing punch. But his real alt-pop genius emerges in pretty, apathy-defying… Whatever and Ever Amen The wittier pedal stompers from piano man Ben Folds' power trio pack a definite Ferrante-&-Teicher-go-moshing punch. But his real alt-pop genius emerges in pretty, apathy-defying… Ben Folds Five
Music Review

Whatever and Ever Amen

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Ben Folds Five

The wittier pedal stompers from piano man Ben Folds' power trio pack a definite Ferrante-&-Teicher-go-moshing punch. But his real alt-pop genius emerges in pretty, apathy-defying anthems for the lovelorn like ''Battle of Who Could Care Less'' and ''Selfless, Cold and Composed.'' Guitarless, cool, and compositionally overqualified, Whatever and Ever Amen has everything you'd want out of a rock album right now except a wah-wah pedal.

Originally posted Mar 28, 1997 Published in issue #372 Mar 28, 1997 Order article reprints
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