This 1995 debut album is full of Tin Pan Alley showmanship, with a touch of Something/Anything? era Todd Rundgren meets Look Sharp! Era Joe Jackson and an alternative rock sensibility. Witty, offbeat, piano-based songs helped Ben Folds Five receive almost universally positive reviews, and spawned five singles. The record failed to chart, but caused an intense bidding war among the majors eventually won by Sony Music. On Translucent Gold vinyl.