Sounds Of Silence (studio album) by Simon & Garfunkel
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The best album by Simon & Garfunkel is Bridge Over Troubled Water which is ranked number 107 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,607.
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With three classic songs, this is a classic..
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.
Gran álbum, especialmente en la edición para el Reino Unido, que incluye Homeward Bound.
A decent listen with some standout tracks that make the album very enjoyable.
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'.
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.
A electric versión of 'Paul Simón Songbook'
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.
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.
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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