Bridge Over Troubled Water (studio album) by Simon & Garfunkel

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 121st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,379 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1970 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (31st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (121st)
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84/100 (from 1,379 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 84.0/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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From 06/09/2021 15:26
Simon & Garfunkel's magnum opus. It's a fantastic record from start to finish, and it features some of my all-time favorite songs, both fun (Keep the Customer Satisfied, Baby Driver) and poetic (title track, The Boxer). Essential listening for anybody.
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From 04/22/2021 19:20
top shelf songs, harmonies and sentiments
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From 02/14/2021 18:10
C'est folk, c'est efficace mais ça manque peut être un peu d'originalité
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From 12/24/2020 21:05
Worse than bookends, but The Boxer is in contention for one of the greatest songs of all time
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From 11/30/2020 02:13
Paul Simon is underrated in a weird kind of way, and I think it's because he's kind of a boring personality. Somebody once made that point with the Pixies that they were boring people making extraordinary music. Same thing with Paul Simon. Who has the whole package of lyric writing, singing ability and musicianship than him? The great lyric writers (Dylan, Cohen, Waits, Young) generally aren't very good singers but I'd put him in that league and his voice is pretty good as well. And he's plays a variety of instruments and arranges well. I'm not saying he's a better writer than Dylan, but he's not far off. But Dylan is a waaaay more interesting person
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From 09/11/2020 22:19
Although there is a lot of filler, there are 2 outstanding songs:
The Boxer and Bridge Over troubled Water. I also liked If I could.
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From 07/15/2020 22:32
Simon & Garfunkel's best by a mile. The arrangements are gorgeous and the writing is the most excellent of their short existence. Paul Simon would of course go on to do greater things, but his genius is really starting to show here.
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From 06/22/2020 18:36
Average Track Rating = 81.83
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From 05/27/2020 21:07
I hear Bride Over Troubled Water and i feel i can make anything better. The Boxer is a classic and El Condor Pas is my favorite humming song. I like the album and im happy that i have it a must have in my opinion .
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From 05/14/2020 13:40
Near perfect!
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