Thursday July 9, 2020

Album Reviews

The latest releases by Ben Folds Five, Beth Orton, Cocophone, Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight, Efterklang and Mumford & Sons.

22nd September, 2012
The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind by Ben Folds Five (ImaVeePee Records).

Ben Folds Five: The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind (ImaVeePee Records)

Ben Folds is one of those musicians who are too smart-arsey for their own good, plastering his tunes with overly fussy piano frills and putting half of his lyrics in invisible quotation marks. If he could rinse this strain of showmanship out of his work, he'd be great. But The Sound Of The Life, his reunited band's first release since 2000, falls...

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