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Whatever And Ever Amen (album) by Ben Folds Five

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Whatever And Ever Amen
Whatever And Ever Amen by Ben Folds Five (1997)
Overall rank: 1,040th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 205 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1997 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (221st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,040th)

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Whatever And Ever Amen is ranked as the best album by Ben Folds Five.

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90/100
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From Ben4
I can't not sing along to most of these songs. Favorites are tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, & 10, but the rest are still decent.
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Phenomenal piano playing, but just didn't strike a chord with me.
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80/100
Great fun a joy to listen to. Picks me up every time I listen to it. He makes the piano rock. Song For The Dumped made me laugh out loud "Give Me Money Back You Bitch !" brilliant.
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From dlemond
Great music, great lyrics, a lot of fun. And not a guitar in sight. Ben Folds best.
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From benpaco
While all over the place, it feels somehow to move and flow naturally. Great album.
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From junodog4
Easily Ben Folds' best. Packed with winners.
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I love this album. It lacks polish, and the subject matter is mostly juvenile, but its high energy and has a great straight-ahead rock sound mixed with a jazz-influenced harmonic vocabulary.
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Packed with fun piano-based tunes with nary a clunker in sight, "one angry dwarf" starts the disc off like a raucous party which "Fair" ("all is fair in love") continues (where Ben concludes "Not only am I right / I'm lonely and I'm right") with a nice bass fadeout, but most people know it as the album with the hit, "brick". (You know: "she's a brick and i'm drowning slowly...") Like "lightning crashes" (by Live), it's another catchy tune about abortion, reflecting his feelings over one he & his HS gf had. "smoke" ("all the sadness, all this rage / throw this book away") and "evaporated" have just as beautiful, if not better, arrangements. No need for guitars, because "song for the dumped" RAWX blasting an ex (like "so you wanted to take a break / slow it down some and have some space? / F*CK YOU TOO! / Give me my money back, you b*tch!"..."and don't forget / to give me back my black t-shirt". HAHA. i love the rolling piano in "selfless, cold and composed" and the playful piano in "kate" and the delicate piano accompanying ben's vocal haze in "cigarette". But Ben shines in the playful numbers as well, like "steven's last night in town" (with fun harmonies) and "battle of who could care less".
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Graceful and Mellow for its type. I love "Whatever And Ever Amen"
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