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YMMV: Ben Folds
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Epic Instrumental Opener to "Narcolepsy," and the beginning of "Erase Me."
    • Also, see Ear Worm.
    • "Steven's Last Night In Town" combines the trio with the Klezmer group the Klezmatics, making it epic.
  • Don't Shoot the Message: In song example. "Jesusland" is about Jesus returning and becoming appalled at the people who claim to believe in him.
  • Ear Worm: "You Don't Know Me", with Regina Spektor.
    • BRICK.
    • Do It Anyway
    • "Draw A Crowd."
  • Epic Riff: Ben frequently does a piano version; notable ones include "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces", "Annie Waits", and "Philosophy".
  • Face of the Band: Even some hardcore BFF fans would be hard pressed to name one other member of the band (Robert Sledge is the bassist and Darren Jessee is the drummer, for the record). This despite Darren writing or co-writing several of their songs. Some even think there's five of them.
  • Signature Song: Ben Folds Five's is "Brick", while Ben's solo would probably be either "Landed" or "Rockin' the Suburbs".
  • Strangled by the Red String: Discussed and inverted while still played straight in "From Above", a song about two people who keep running into each-other, know that they should be together, but end up marrying other people and living unfufilling lives.


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