Paul Simon (studio album) by Paul Simon

Paul Simon
Paul Simon by Paul Simon
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 1,156th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 272 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (254th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,156th)
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PAUL SIMON - STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS [VINYL]
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Paul Simon - Graceland [VINYL]
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The Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon CD1990, Warner Bros.disc is mint!
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Paul Simon bestography

Paul Simon is ranked 2nd best out of 24 albums by Paul Simon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Paul Simon is Graceland which is ranked number 134 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,388.

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79/100 (from 272 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 79.0/100, a mean average of 78.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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100/100
From 09/02/2019 15:11
Favorite Tracks:Run That Body Down, Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Papa Hobo, Hobo's Blues, Paranoia Blues
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75/100
From 05/24/2019 17:16
A great return for Simon after the infamous breakup with S&G. If you love S&G, you are sure to love this!
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85/100
From 01/16/2018 05:04
An excellent album.

Personal favorites:

Run That Body Down
Peace Like a River

followed by...

Mother and Child Reunion
Duncan
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
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From 08/09/2016 21:17
He really struts his stuff here on his first solo debut post- S&G. A great album full of great songs by the world's greatest songwriter (...for my musical tastes)
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80/100
From 04/21/2016 19:25
Paul Simon's ' second' debut album is an uneven affair. It features some of Simon's greatest songs in, mother and child reunion, me and Julio down by the schoolyard, and the brilliant, peace like a river, run that body down, and, Duncan, are also good. But, some of the other tracks are not much more than musical doodles, which can make it a slightly frustrating listen. There's nothing bad here, it's just it seems a little too spontaneous. Maybe, that was the idea, with the shackles of the Garfunkel partnership taken off, Simon just wanted to make something less commercial. Still, half of it is up there with Simon's best.
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From 01/03/2016 19:04
If you like this guys other work you should listen to this. Great folk album. Mother and child, me and julio, and duncan are ma favs.
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90/100
From 04/17/2014 19:23
This album needs more recognition. Everyone is caught up in the fact that Garfunkle is not present at all on this album. As much as I love the duo, Paul is one of the best songwriters ever and this album really shows his guitar skills. I love the way the album ends with the electric piano outro.
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From 10/18/2013 16:54
I love many of these songs, particularly Duncan.
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85/100
From 08/06/2013 13:00
A great album full of brilliantly well written songs.
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75/100
From 07/16/2012 04:05
Paul Simon shows he's the strong link of Simon & Garfunkel. This is a solid debut into solo territory, but not his best. Inconsistent.
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