September 24, 2012 1:46 PM

Ben Folds brings his Five back together again

The combustible trio of singer-songwriter and pianist Ben Folds, bass player Sledge and drummer Jessee a unit again. Their first album since 1999, “The Sound of the Life of the Mind,” is out this week and they’ll be on tour this fall. Why they broke up in the first place isn’t easy to explain.

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