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Sounds Of Silence (album) by Simon & Garfunkel

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Sounds Of Silence
Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel (1966)
Overall rank: 501st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 550 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1966 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (60th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (501st)

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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 117 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,977.

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BookendsSounds Of SilenceParsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme

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70/100
From xhitmanx
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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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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Interesiting folk-rock album, a personally like their fisrt album better, but this is still a compelling record.
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The best S&G album of the 60's
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Higher highs than the first album, but lower lows too.
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A very great album. Beautiful music.
Title track and Kathy's song are my favourites and there are really not weak tracks.
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There's such an enormous step forward between this album and its predecessor. It marks the beginning of my favorite band
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A big improvement on their first album, sounds of silence, features some of Paul Simon's most timeless songs; I am a rock, Richard Cory, Kathy's song, April,come she will, and, the sound of silence, are the best songs. This is where it really started for Paul Simon(and yes, Art Garfunkel too), there would be no looking back now.
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From Decurso
Songwriting 101 right here. I don't really think of Simon and Garfunkle as a dark band, but this is a really dark album. It consistently evokes feeling of loneliness and isolation. I Am a Rock, Richard Cory and the title track are the stand out tracks.
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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. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
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