Sounds Of Silence (studio album) by Simon & Garfunkel

Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 425th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 666 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1966 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (54th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (425th)
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Simon & Garfunkel bestography

Sounds Of Silence is ranked 3rd 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 113 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,029.

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BookendsSounds Of SilenceParsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 666 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.5/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.9.

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85/100
From 04/02/2022 07:51
With three classic songs, this is a classic..
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80/100
From 01/17/2022 19:28
A couple of great tracks make this album so good and also on this one there is an electric version of The Sound Of Silence and I prefer this one over the acoustic.
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95/100
From 01/03/2022 18:36
Gran álbum, especialmente en la edición para el Reino Unido, que incluye Homeward Bound.
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65/100
From 07/08/2021 19:12
A decent listen with some standout tracks that make the album very enjoyable.
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85/100
From 09/24/2020 01:40
A really great album by S&G, and one of my personal favourites from their catalogue. Aside from the iconic 'Sounds of Silence', some gems here include 'Kathy's Song', 'A Most Peculiar Man' and 'April Come She Will'.
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75/100
From 07/10/2020 23:12
Better than Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, but only by a little bit. There's a lot more highlights on this one; the opening track and the last five songs.
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From 02/02/2020 03:43
A electric versión of 'Paul Simón Songbook'
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60/100
From 12/04/2019 17:30
This is a good collection of songs. The songwriting is very impressive but there isn't much diversity amongst the songs themselves. "Anji" is an oft-repeated cover that also serves as the backing for "Somewhere They Can't Find Me". I don't see the point of including both songs, especially back to back. Then there are two songs back to back about suicide. The arrangement of the album is lacking to me. I really like "The Sound of Silence". The electric sound is perfect for it. “Somewhere They Can’t Find Me” sounds like Elliott Smith.
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90/100
From 06/17/2019 13:01
Really good album, even better than their previous effort Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme. Sound of Silence and I Am A Rock are the obvious standouts, but Blessed is also really good as well. Highly recommended.
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From 04/13/2019 09:38
This was such a change from Wednesday Morning 3 AM, though both albums are about equally my favourite S&G albums. So the first album has a number of cover songs and a lot of optimism, balanced with pessimism. In place of gospels, Sounds of Silence has the cynical, sarcastic "Blessed", two of the songs tell of suicide and overall it would seem quite negative, but looking at it another way, it shows sympathy for lonely people. I particularly like "A Most Peculiar Man" and that key melody really goes well with the subject matter.
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
5. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
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