Whatever And Ever Amen (studio album) by Ben Folds Five

Whatever And Ever Amen
Whatever And Ever Amen by Ben Folds Five
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 1,240th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 224 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1997 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (238th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,240th)
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Whatever and Ever Amen by Ben Folds Five (CD, Mar-1997, Sony Music Distribution
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Ben Folds Five ‎– Whatever And Ever Amen CD Album 550 Music 1997
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 75.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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90/100
From 04/24/2020 13:35
That feeling when you're in quarantine and want something that you know will light you up and make you smile.

This album is never not fun. At a very boring desk job I had I listened to this a ton. I would imagine my desk a piano and couldn't not move to it, and somehow it made me more productive? Every song is a winner - Brick kinda body slams me emotionally and feels disruptive given the nature of most of the other tunes, but that's fine. Really such a good time.

Song for the Dumped? One Angry Dwarf? Selfless, Cold and Composed? Stone cold classics here. Recommended for anyone who likes fun and wants to have a good time in their ears.
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From 05/10/2017 02:42
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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From 05/22/2016 17:58
Phenomenal piano playing, but just didn't strike a chord with me.
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From 02/01/2015 13:24
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 07/22/2014 20:16
Great music, great lyrics, a lot of fun. And not a guitar in sight. Ben Folds best.
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From 01/14/2014 04:58
While all over the place, it feels somehow to move and flow naturally. Great album.
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From 01/05/2014 19:22
Boring.
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From 10/27/2013 21:20
Easily Ben Folds' best. Packed with winners.
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From 06/03/2013 16:50
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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From 12/12/2011 19:42
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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