Ben Folds Five – The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind (Sony Music Canada)

After more than a dozen years apart, Ben Folds Five manage to successfully pick up where they left off in 1999. This isn’t an easy task for just any band yet the group embraces the opportunity to show they’ve still got some bite left in them after all. There are no major detours with their sound; Folds vocals and piano continue to be front and centre throughout these 10 pop songs. After hearing Folds solo material over the past 12 years, one realizes how much fellow band members Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee add to the mix for the best.