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Fear of Pop Vol 1

Ben Folds, Fear of Pop Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (17 Nov 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B00000FC65
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,867 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Slow Jam '98 4:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Blink 1:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. In Love 4:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Interlude0:210.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Avery M. Powers Memorial Beltway 5:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Paid My Money 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Rubber Sled 4:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Root to This 5:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Still In Love 1:260.99  Buy MP3 


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Fear Of Pop (Ben Folds) ~ Fear Of Pop: Vol. 1

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good addition to your BF5 collection 29 Jun 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A funny exploration of alternative sounds from lead Ben Folds Five man Ben Folds. He experiments with a collection of music and spoken word which comes off nicely. The voice of Willaim Shatner features on a couple of tracks and gives the record a humourous addition. A good buy that needs a second listen before making sure it is actually good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ben Folds finally flips 6 Dec 2005
By Donaldo
Format:Audio CD
Hmm, slightly different from the usual easy-going grown-up pop Ben Folds usually produces. This was a pretty low key release - In Fear of Pop Vol 1, Ben is making this for himself, a kind of extended musical joke. All the tracks are different in style and sound, some are for laughs, some are just plain weird. It's kind of like a musical freak-out after years of producing tightly-written pop songs.
The most memorable is William Shatner on 'In Love'. Ben Folds did the right thing here resurrecting Shatner's frankly hilarious spoken word approach to music. This is the funniest thing I heard until Shatner covered Common People by Pulp. Most of the rest of the tracks are pretty strange, and aren't exactly the sort of thing you would want to have on in the background. It's more of a talking point really, like having King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table by Rick Wakeman. So if you feel you have been listening to too much conventional music recently, buy this. Or if you just can't get enough of William Shatner's spoken word songs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun side project. 22 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Well this is a fun 70s funk side project.

But let's face it only a few of these songs will make it onto your Ipod, although in private you may put it on and really do some white boy dancing.
Ben said the whole point of this album was just to put some words to music and most importantly to have.

The standout tracks are
*In Love, A fantastic little story, about a womanizer told to perfection by William Shatner.
*Fear of Pop, So I don't see any great lyrics, but when Ben screams "FEAR OF POP" you'll definitely be head banging.
*Paid My Money, Is funny as hell, as a moany movie goer laments his pain.
And 'Blink' which as Kaufman once said "Blink" sounds like background music at a planetarium laser light show.

Definitely worth getting if you want to complete your Ben Folds collection like me. However if you're not it would be best to just download 'In love'.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Experimental album by Ben Folds 22 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wildly eclectic from dance experiments to duets with William Shatner "Fear of Pop" is Ben Folds veering way outside his usual musical stylings. Quality control gives way to wilful eclecticism but it has it's moments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 7 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As a sideline for Ben Folds, Fear of Pop really is something fantastic. It features William Shattner on a couple of tracks. It's experimental. It would appeal to any BFF fan, and rock/indie folk as well as those into experimental dance.
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