eye WEEKLY Review of Ben Folds Five

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 Subject: MUSIC: So you wanna be a modern rock star
 Date: 3 Jan 1996 21:51:17 -0500
 Organization: eye -- Toronto's Arts Newspaper

eye WEEKLY                                              January 4 1996
Toronto's arts newspaper                      .....free every Thursday
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* BEN FOLDS FIVE/Ben Folds Five (Virgin/EMI) ODDS: 9 to 2

The rock critz were just using the wrong angle on these dapper North 
Carolinans. Though acclaimed along with Sub Pop's Eric Matthews as the 
highly evolved, orchestral-pop spawn of the exotica/cocktail scene 
(like Combustible Edison... but with vocals!), Mr. Folds' group sound 
uncannily like two more commercially viable precedents: Squeeze and 
Night And Day-era Joe Jackson. According to Billboard's Hottest Hot 
100 Hits, Squeeze's "Hourglass" is the 4574th biggest hit of all-time! 
C'mon, Ben, you can beat that!

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