Graceland (studio album) by Paul Simon
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Graceland is ranked as the best album by Paul Simon.
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Bouncy, Bubbly, Beautiful
Lyrically, this album covers faith, love, loss (and lost love), race, celebrity, technology, and aging.
Musically, we hear rock, folk, jazz, blues, and traditional African influences.
In other words, I know of no record that better captures the modern American experience. A classic from the moment it was released.
A classic Simon, a reboot for his career, clearly
Hermosa fusión entre música occidental y un folk que viene desde Sudáfrica. Muy acertadas algunas canciones. Ninguna me ha parecido una obra maestra pero es de valorar lo de Paul Simon en este album. Algunas partes a capella le quedan interesantísimas y esa decisión de inmortalizar la cultura zulu en Graceland le ha quedado precioso. No es necesario que sea uno de tus discos favoritos, pero es uno que definitivamente tienes que escuchar al menos una vez en tu vida.
Gran disco de Simon, pero creo que en los 70 tiene algunos incluso mejores.
I really need to listen to more Paul Simon, because everything I've heard from him, including his work with Garfunkel, has been stellar. This album freaking rules! It has a bit of that 80s sound, but unlike some music from that time, it's aged very well. The blending of American pop/rock/singer-songwriter sounds with believable South African elements is so beautifully done, and Paul also brings wonderful songcraft to bear here. I love the abstract lyrics that seem to deal more in the sound and feel of the words rather than their literal meaning. This thing is always a joy to listen to and a real pick-me-up when I'm feeling down in any way.
No me dice gran cosa. Disco con mucha influencia de música africana
In my top ten albums of all time. I agree with those who've said there is nothing quite like it.
Lyrically abstract, and the fusion of African-beat and folk rock is a nice touch. Paul Simon sets an optimist worldbeat album that opens boundaries. Nothing quite like it. The melody is so wonderful.
This was my dad's favorite album, and the first time I listened to it, I understood why.
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