Graceland (album) by Paul Simon
In total, there are 17 music albums by Paul Simon which appear in the greatest album charts and Graceland is ranked as the best.
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Graceland track list
|1.||The Boy In The Bubble||83/100 (62 votes)|
|2.||Graceland||84/100 (71 votes)|
|3.||I Know What I Know||80/100 (56 votes)|
|4.||Gumboots||77/100 (43 votes)|
|5.||Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes||83/100 (65 votes)|
|6.||You Can Call Me Al||83/100 (73 votes)|
|7.||Under African Skies||80/100 (53 votes)|
|8.||Homeless||79/100 (51 votes)|
|9.||Crazy Love Vol. II||77/100 (45 votes)|
|10.||That Was Your Mother||78/100 (41 votes)|
|11.||All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints||77/100 (46 votes)|
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Just now heard this record start to finish. I understand what the fuss was all about. Absolutely brilliant.
Pretty good. I think it gets kind of old after a while, but there are some really sick basslines on here.
A legendary album of the 80's when Simon went back to his old style.
I only heard this album for the first time a couple years ago, not really knowing what to expect. I just knew it was Paul Simon's most highly praised solo effort. I've always liked Simon and Garfunkel's music but really haven't heard that much of Paul Simon's solo work.
I can totally see how this album is era defining between Simon's descriptive lyrics "The Mississippi Delta was shining like a national guitar. I'm following the river down the highway through the cradle of the civil war. I'm going to Graceland." Great lyrics. The music is great throughout this album as well whether its the South African influenced music on Gumboots, I know What I know, and Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, the Cajun/Zydeco influenced music at the end of the album or even the a capella on Homeless, this is a magnificent album that should be listened to by everyone that appreciates music.
I'd heard You Can Call Me Al, before but didn't know that was the name of it, nor that Paul Simon sang it, but that is on this album too and that's probably his most known solo song. Because of his work with all the South African musicians, given what was going on with apartheid at the time, the fact that he used these musicians to make a groundbreaking album really even if it wasn't a successful album would've made it worthwhile. The fact that he was able to share these musicians gifts with the world and bring to America a sound unique to us while still making lyrics that without question sounded Paul Simonesque is great.
I like how it bounces around from poppy to a little more country sounding to the African sounding songs, it's really all over the place musically and I think it's great. My favorite tracks on the album are The Boy in the Bubble, Graceland, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, You Can Call me Al and Under African Skies.
Just awesome. Ray Phiri and the bassist made this album so great in my opinion.
I was literally raised on this album... forget wheaties...
Ray Phiri was an outstanding guitarist, whoever was on bass was innovative, everyone else sounded funky and Paul Simon is a genius. This is a supergroup to the level of Cream. Pity they didn't do anything else and there was so much controversy about Paul Simons visit. It was worthwhile and did not harm anybody.
Brilliant Bass throughout, and still sounds so modern! One sign of a great album.
I wonder if my opinion of this album has been affected by the fact that it was such an integral part of my childhood. My parents loved Paul Simon, and they played this track as much as I played Raffi. Consequently, while still acknowledging the song-craft and groundbreaking collaboration with African music, this album is like a warm blanket. So nostalgic and comforting.
In the 80s, peter gabriel and talking heads incorporated "world music" into their own, but Paul Simon's "Graceland" was the most successful at blending in african and other world beats (with fine harmonies) into a pop/rock album for songs both rich and catchy.
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