I have been fortunate enough to see Ben Folds 'Five' (the band does not, in case you were wondering, consist of five people). Surely the best live show ever. The audience really loved seeing Ben Folds playing two pianos at once, and playing the piano strings with the microphone during one particularly rousing crescendo.

Ben Folds Five is also the name of their (fantastic) debut album.

  1. Jackson Cannery
  2. Philosophy
  3. Julianne
  4. Where's Summer B?
  5. Alice Childress
  6. Underground
  7. Sports & Wine
  8. Uncle Walter
  9. Best Imitation of Myself
  10. Video
  11. The Last Polka
  12. Boxing
From this album, everybody knows Underground. Philosophy is just as good. In fact, the whole album is brilliant.

Whatever and Ever, Amen is nearly as good
while The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner is maybe even better.