Bookends (studio album) by Simon & Garfunkel

Bookends
Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 330th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 733 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (46th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (330th)
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SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Bookends - CD album (Brand new & sealed)
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Time left: 1h 12m 21s
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SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Bookends - CD Album *2 Bonus Tracks*
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1h 44m 9s
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Simon And Garfunkel Bookends 12" Vinyl Album LP. 1968 CBS S63101
Condition: Used
Time left: 2h 30m 9s
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Simon & Garfunkel bestography

Bookends is ranked 2nd best out of 20 albums by Simon & Garfunkel on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Simon & Garfunkel is Bridge Over Troubled Water which is ranked number 117 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,635.

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Bookends track list

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 733 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.5/100, a mean average of 81.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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85/100
From 09/26/2020 23:26
83/100.

Best songs: America, Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter
Worst songs: Overs, Punky's Dilemma

A really great album overall. One of my personal favorites from S&G.
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80/100
From 09/18/2020 15:18
Nicely Done boys! Rating (80.42)
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75/100
From 07/14/2020 16:36
Bookends's brevity works in its favor as a majority of the tracks are largely uninteresting. The highlights (Save the Life of My Child, America, A Hazy Shade of Winter, and especially Mrs. Robinson), though, are monstrous peaks.
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From 06/02/2020 16:20
Great songwiriting, i like it very much. My favorite songs are America, Fakin' It and At the Zoo. Favorable.
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From 02/21/2020 21:29
not their best but still really great
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From 06/17/2019 22:23
Another really good Simon and Garfunkel album. Not as good as Sounds of Silence, but better than Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme. Standouts are Save The Life Of My Child and (of course) Mrs. Robinson.
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From 05/17/2018 22:42
Here Paul Simon begins to mature his songwriting, delivering some of his best contributions to folk music.
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90/100
From 02/22/2018 05:58
Damn I just don't know what it is, but Simon and Garfunkel just have a certain magic that no other artist has. From the heartbreaking lyrics of "Old Friends/Bookends" to the bouncy acoustics in "The Zoo" and "Mrs. Robinson," this album is beautiful.
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65/100
From 02/13/2018 19:14
La colonna sonora dei bravi ragazzi di un'intera generazione. Tutto bello e pulito; troppo pulito,per me...
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From 01/17/2018 03:59
Love Simon & Garfunkel and some of their very best material is on this album. But there's some definite filler here too.
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