Bookends (album) by Simon & Garfunkel

Bookends
Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel (1968)
Overall rank: 348th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (46th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (348th)

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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 116 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,141.

Simon & Garfunkel album bestography « Higher ranked (116th) This album (348th) Lower ranked (500th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles and The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.

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From xhitmanx 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 JimagineL 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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From BLO 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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From Sandrof1969 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 planetneutral 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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From NowhereMan 11/29/2017 12:11
''Kids have no respect for the law today ... and blah blah''.... Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From corenfro 02/02/2017 17:29
Had to bump it up to a 7 after a few listens. "voices of old people" and "old friends" made me feel 30 years older despite the awesome string section at the end.

The uninspiring middle third of this album makes me feel so un-hip for listening and enjoying the rest of this album w/ some great tunes, but I see how it fits into the "bookends" theme of the album and so I appreciate the concept even if I didn't really care for the middle third of the album.
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From discojets1 11/16/2016 19:45
My personal favorite Simon & Garfunkel album
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From lanadeleswift 08/03/2016 22:49
My third favorite S&G album is still a triumph. Their harmonies and experimenting is really unparalleled. Voices of Old People is for sure the weakest track but it's just like any other interlude on another album, i.e. it's not a song. It's crazy that all of the most prolific artists from this time period were in their 20s. Today we'd never let 25 year olds run rampant with this sort of artistic freedom. Times have changed but this album remains relevant and close.
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From nitomano 05/29/2016 18:49
Highlights: Bookends Theme, Mrs Robinson, At The Zoo, A Hazy Shade Of Winter, America
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
6. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
7. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
10. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
11. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
15. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
16. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
17. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo by The Byrds
18. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
19. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
20. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things


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