One-Trick Pony (studio album) by Paul Simon

One-Trick Pony by Paul Simon
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 8,313th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 74 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (144th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,255th)
Award Best albums of all time (8,313th)
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PAUL SIMON ONE TRICK PONY Warner Bros 80 A1B1 UK 1st pr LP EX+/EX-
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Paul Simon - One Trick Pony - 1980 vinyl album.
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One Trick Pony by Paul Simon (CD, May-1987, Warner Bros.)
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Paul Simon bestography

One-Trick Pony is ranked 12th best out of 26 albums by Paul Simon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Paul Simon is Graceland which is ranked number 129 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,359.

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71/100 (from 74 votes)
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80/100
From 05/22/2021 19:43
Some great tracks, but a little inconsistent. It makes sense that his commercial success started to come off the wheels a bit during this period.

Highlights: Late in the Evening, How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns, Ace in the Hole, Jonah
Lowlights: Oh Marion, God Bless the Absentee
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From 04/25/2016 14:41
One trick pony, is actually a soundtrack album to the film of the same name. The movie stars Paul Simon and as far as rock stars playing rock stars in movies, it's not bad at all, certainly better than hearts of fire, or, give my regards to broad street. As for the album itself, it isn't one of Simon's best, it's okay, but only, late in the evening, is grade A Paul Simon. Best of the rest though is the live recording, ace in the hole, that's why God made the movies, and, the title track. The rest is fine, Simon is always worth listening to, but it feels a little short on inspiration. Not bad.
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From 02/14/2016 11:13
A well crafted but ultimately unsatisfying slice of pop pie.
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From 05/21/2014 18:49
Some gorgeous songs! Very classy stuff. A little too polite to make much of an impact in 1980, but has stood the test of time really well. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, just unfashionable.
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From 07/16/2012 04:09
Paul Simon's weakest, but actually not that bad. A testimony to how listenable he is.
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