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Ben Folds Five: Whatever and Ever Amen (Sony)

Chris Ingham, MOJO, March 1997

Piano/bass/drums trio whose 'Underground' was a summer Top 40 hit. This is their second album, their first for Sony. They are, wouldn’t you know, big in Japan.

THE REVERBERATIONS OF INNUMERABLE PIANO-LED rock moments remain. The intro to 'Without You', the interlude to 'Something In The Air', the outro to 'Layla', Elton, Billy, Freddie, Tom. Ben Folds embraces this baggage, comments upon it, does it better, extends it. The BFF are welcome indeed.

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