a Capella Genius
So far this is one of my favorite Ben Folds albums. It is definitely a different type of music for him, but allows the listener to see his flexibility as a musician. Many of the choirs used gave me a great outlook on what some of the songs truly mean to Ben Folds. Definitely a must for Ben Folds' fans!
Just give it a chance.
I'm a die-hard Ben Folds fan. I know his music really well and was extremely apprehensive about this album. I mean, the glory of Ben Folds is partially the man himself, right? And I'm not even a fan of a cappella! But. Landed (which is a song so important to me I rarely listen to it) caught me so off guard that I cried. This album is absolutely incredible. Evaporated isn't great, ok, but everything else is. Ben Folds did this, even if he didn't sing it. For any true Ben Folds fan, this is an important addition to your collection; I swear. Enjoy it!
Maybe this was planned?
So having seen the show "sing off" I now know why maybe Ben did the album. Sony will give someone a record deal and he just happens to be one of the judges with Sony as his record label. I STILL LOVE BEN and all of his music! Keep it real Ben, and make more jokes on the sing off.
By You, Me, and the Alien
This Album is so so Good. The dynamics are killer, harmonies and out of the world, and the beat boxing will blow your mind! Now I know why Ben Folds is one of the judge's for the show The Sing Off! on n.b.c! :)
This is seriously one of the best things I've heard in a while. At first I was skeptical since Ben Folds is known for his great piano skills but I'm completely impressed.
The geeks from the A/V club came to the conclusion...
...that they could sing, erroneous as that is. This is the equivalent of nails on the chalkboard, added with cats getting their tails stepped on. Excruciatingly bad, by choir kids who think they are hip but who fall way, way short of the mark. Avoid at all costs.
By Stormin' Mormon
It's really cool to hear all the parts in Ben's songs distinctly and just hear how well they're put together. Ben Folds compiled all these songs by different colleges and even sang with some of them. It's a great album with some songs that aren't in any of his other albums.
Every song is unique, and it's always great to listen to. I'm constantly listening to this album, it's been in my cd player since I got it a few months ago. Being a singer who loves a cappella, it's great to listen to incredible songs put into intense vocal harmony lines. Each singer and group is different and has a uniquely beautiful voice. I love this album! And so will any musician or person who loves to listen to music that still sounds new after every listen. Enjoy :)
Mona Lisa with a moustache
By Mini caesar
Look, the album is alright, but I'd rather see some new work. The songs are great originally so making this rendition does not really improve them. I'd recomend this cd to hardcore Ben folds fans but beyond that not much else.
Ben + Choir = Awesome
What a brilliant idea - this cd is great for every Ben Folds fan, and perfect for every collegiate choir member out there. A quick heads up - Ben only sings on a couple tracks, the rest he leaves to the choirs. Don't let that keep you from listening though, it works so well!
You will not be disappointed!