Ben Folds Five is back baby! Today they release The Sound of the Life of the Mind, their first record since 1999's The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. It certainly won't be long until it's blaring on my speakers.
So while the Five have been away doing their own thing (I saw Darren Jessee's Hotel Lights play, good band) Ben Folds was certainly prolific as a performer and producer. My favorite solo record of his though is the first, Rockin' The Suburbs. And while I could have easily posted the video for the sentimental Still Fighting It, I had to go with the hilarious video for the title track, a song that obviously pokes fun of rap metal bands and their fans. Enjoy!