Turn It Up: September 20, 2012


The Sound of the Life of the Mind (ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment) is the first album by indie-pop trio Ben Folds Five in 13 years. The band’s namesake is best known for being a judge on the reality music show The Sing-Off, contributing music to the 2006 animated film Over the Hedge and penning the 1998 quasi-hit ballad “Brick.” This new collection of songs showcases Folds’ fusion of Billy Joel’s chops, Joe Jackson’s attitude and Todd Rundgren’s pop sense into new winning numbers like the rollicking “Do It Anyway” and the bittersweet lament “Thank You for Breaking My Heart.”

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