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The Sound of the Life of the Mind
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Ben Folds Five

The Sound of the Life of the Mind by Ben Folds Five

Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind
CRITIC SCORE
62
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Ranking: #609 / 708
USER SCORE
61
Based on
6 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
A.V. Club

Mind sounds exactly what a mature Ben Folds Five record should sound like: hard-won wisdom and withering observations with an unabashedly sentimental core. 

70
PopMatters

Folds’s songwriting has aged marvelously, and he, conveniently, is in top form on his old band’s first new recording in over a decade. 

70
Consequence of Sound

After all this time, the freewheeling Ben Folds Five still do the best imitation of themselves.

70
musicOMH

This is a solid, if unspectacular, comeback and fans will be crossing their fingers that The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind is a new beginning, rather than a one-off cash-in.

60
Drowned in Sound

Sadly, perhaps even inevitably, it’s a reunion which is ultimately infected by everything there is to lament about Folds’ ten year solo career

35
Pitchfork

It's a reunion as obligatory and joyless as that damn "Fraggle Rock" video, and Folds' pop chops sound diminished.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 18, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: ImaVeePee
PRODUCER: Joe Pisapia
GENRE: Alternative Rock
WEBSITE: www.benfolds.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 33 - American Songwriter
TRACK LIST
  1. Erase Me 
  2. Michael Praytor, Five Years Later 
  3. Sky High 
  4. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind 
  5. On Being Frank 
  6. Draw A Crowd 
  7. Do It Anyway 
  8. Hold That Thought 
  9. Away When You Were Here 
  10. Thank You For Breaking My Heart
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Added on: September 13, 2012