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Rockin the Suburbs

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An album by Ben Folds

On the evidence ofRockin' the Suburbs, Ben Folds's decision to jettison the two-piece Five that had backed him on four largely excellent albums has not resulted in any significant shift in trajectory. The Ben Folds Five were only getting better, … see full wiki

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really surprised

  • May 31, 2002
I'll admit stright off the bat that I'm not a fan of Ben Folds Five. I've tried a few times to get into them, but couldn't. However, I've always been drawn to Ben Folds' voice and songwriting, and the beautiful piano parts of their music.

When Ben Folds' solo release came out, I was tempted to buy it, but put it off because I was worried some of the jokey stuff would still be there. After hearing a few songs off the CD, I just went ahead and got it. All I can say is "WOW". This is one of my favorite CDs of the year. There's still a lot of wit to it, but the lyrics are more provocative, and the songs a little more serious. "The Luckiest" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. "The Ascent of Stan", "Annie Waits", and "Fred Jones" are probably my other favorites on the CD.

If you are putting off buying this CD because you don't like BFF, don't hesitate. I know there are a lot of huge BFF fans out there, and that's great, but I like Folds' solo stuff *much* better. I can't wait to hear what he puts out next.

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Rockin the Suburbs
Label: Sony
Artist: Ben Folds
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: September 11, 2001
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