Ben Folds Five   The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
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Ranking: #114 for 1999

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5.0 classicAtavanHalen | May 7th 12

Right before the turn of the century - and right before their own implosion as a band - Ben Folds Five threw in an incredibly late contender for the best album of the nineties. Few records hit quite as close to home as The Unauthorized Biography: a stunning, honest portrayal of life's unfairness; complete with internal struggles, failure and the responsibilities that come with dealing with all of this. Perceived as the band's most mature and serious work, it still brought out the very best in these three musicians and provided a soundtrack to anyone looking for answers when they've run out of questions. Make this album your most valuable posession.

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4.0 excellentbionprogramme | January 7th 12

Standout tracks like lullabye, magic and don't change your plans really highlight Ben Folds Five and what they're good at: being down to earth guys with down to earth problems and feelings. All expressed in such a real and creative way. Although I do like some songs versions on the Ben Folds Live album better (Narcolepsy, Army etc.). I think the band actually detracts from the intimacy of the songs.

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