1) The Complete Sessions at West 54th
Well, this isn't an album. It's a DVD, and it's my favorite thing here.
Watching Ben Folds play the piano is amazing. I'm glad Ben Folds Five
made this, and got a lot of their best songs recorded here before they
2) Whatever & Ever, Amen
Their second album, a huge hit with the song, Brick. But it's certainly
not one of my favorites on this cd. Lots of classics here too.
3) Ben Folds Five
Debut album, and still the best. Though low-quality audio and not as refined
as the next two, it is fresh and has the greatest number of memorable songs.
4) The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
Ben Folds Five's third studio album. It would turn out to be their last. Some
good songs, sone slow parts.
5) Rockin' the Suburbs
Ben Folds' solo album after breaking up the band. Some fast, exciting hits, some
6) Ben Folds Live
Great live cd, from the tour I saw him in. In fact, some of the songs from one
of the shows I was at are in here. If you listen really hard you can hear
7) Sunny 16
Just got this - it's very good. This is one of the three EPs he put out before his album, Songs for Sliverman. Songs of Love is excellent.
8) Super D
The second-best of the EPs. Rent a Cop is very catchy.
9) Naked Baby Photos
Miscellaneous songs and B-sides. There are several great tunes here you can't
10) Songs for Silverman
One of his newer albums. Still listening.
11) Speed Graphic
The third of his EPs.
12) Has Been
William Shatner's album. He wrote the words and Ben Folds
wrote the music. Some songs are pretty good. There are a lot of guest stars.
Henry Rollins does one! And one song was written by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby
13) I Am Sam
Ben Folds does a magnificent cover of "Golden Slumbers" on this Beatles tribute album. Yeah, that's it for him. But I also like The Wallflowers' "I'm Looking Through You," and Eddie Vedder's "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away."
14) Fear of Pop, Volume 1
Weird collection of experimental stuff - often unlistenable.