Ben Folds Five
by Scott Hefflon
Chapel Hill, NC brings us yet another great alternative to the bland soup we’ve been swilling for quite some time. With only a piano, a bass, and a drum set, Ben Folds Five blows most guitar rock bands away (not to mention softies like Billy Joel and Elton John). Imagine Squeeze with a definite punk edge. Sweeping energy, memorable songs, and great lyrics make this album a total, absolute must get.