Ben Folds By Track – Track #12

See here for the idea behind this series of blogs. Here we go onto the next tracks from the Ben Folds (Five) catalog. As this is the last entry in this series, I would like to thank you all for reading these little blog posts. If you like what you have read, feel free to read some more of my writing and leave comments (once I actually figure out how to turn them back on and avoid Chinese spam comments). I also encourage you to go find you some Ben Folds on iTunes or Amazon or, if you still live in the 20th century, a music store, and listen with my comments in mind. On with the show.

Note: As previously mentioned, only three of the seven albums “rated” have Track Twelves, so all ratings at the end are the average ratings over however many tracks that they have.

  1. “Boxing” from “Ben Folds Five” – For some reason, this song mentions Howard Cosell, but I still think is one of the stronger BFF tracks, if not Ben Folds overall. The a capella version that he put on that album is also excellent.
  2. “Evaporated” from “Whatever and Ever Amen” – Good song in its own right, but I think it is number two mainly because of my feelings toward the next song. Call me petty, but this is my list. Make your own list if you want to hate.
  3. “Luckiest” from “Suburbs” – This song used to be among my favorites. It was even chosen as the song that I danced with my new wife when I got married. Had all sorts of great meaning to me. Then that marriage ended and I don’t think I’ve listened to the entire song since. Such is life. However, I still do like the song. It has all sorts of great imagery and what not. I just have a hard time listening to it.

Average ranking by album to this point:

  1. Rockin’ the Suburbs” – 2.8 (33)
  2. “Whatever and Ever Again” – 3.5 (42)
  3. Way to Normal” – 3.8 (42)
  4. Lonely Avenue” – 4.2 (46)
  5. “Ben Folds Five” – 4.2 (50)
  6. Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner” – 4.4 (48)
  7. Songs for Silverman” – 4.7 (52)

Until next time…

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