Bookends (studio album) by Simon & Garfunkel

Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 303rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 792 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (44th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (303rd)
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Simon & Garfunkel bestography

Bookends is ranked 2nd best out of 19 albums by Simon & Garfunkel on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Simon & Garfunkel is Bridge Over Troubled Water which is ranked number 112 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,003.

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Bookends track list

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 792 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 81.7/100, a mean average of 81.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.3.

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85/100
From 01/17/2022 12:54
Very good folk rock album, their best in the 60s. Fav track: Mrs. Robinson
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From 12/27/2021 18:29
Con este brillante álbum Simon y Garfunkel dejaron de ser un simple dúo de folk.
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From 11/15/2021 19:41
I actually prefer Simon solo but there is no question about the greatness of this album. Really good stuff.
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From 11/10/2021 20:23
Wonderful album. A studio triumph and a songwriting masterclass. The old people stuff stinks but I suppose Garfunkel has to contribute something.
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From 02/18/2021 17:08
magnificent musical presentation. cross-genre melding. political statement. harmonies. brilliant.
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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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From 09/18/2020 15:18
Nicely Done boys! Rating (80.42)
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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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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
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7. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
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