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

ben-folds-five-revThe Sound of the Life of the Mind is the first album of new music from Ben Folds Five in 13 years, making it something of an event for fans.

With first single ‘Do It Anyway’ already doing the rounds, the good news is that all the elements that once made this band so special are still intact. Folds’ stellar piano work, the fantastic rhythm sections, the harmonies, the humour and the flat-out brilliant song writing are all there in spades.

So welcome back to the best numerically incorrect band around. It’s been too long.

dec-sm.jpg Declan Murphy is the music buyer at Readings St Kilda