Paul Simon (studio album) by Paul Simon
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The best album by Paul Simon is Graceland which is ranked number 126 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,944.
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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 78.3/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.
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I was pretty lukewarm on this album upon first hearing it. But, man, as I’ve returned to it a couple times over I really find myself enjoying it. All sorts of good stuff here from undeniably grooving full band arrangements to solemn and intimate acoustic trance pieces.
El primer disco de Simon tras la disolución de su dúo con Garfunkel es una joya que deja perlas de todo tipo: música andina (Duncan), reggae (Mother And Child Reunion), ritmo contagioso (Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard)...
A great album from one of the great musicians of all time. This is perfect for moody days and sitting on the porch during the golden hour.
Many songs that should be heard on radios more often
Like: Duncan, Run That Body Down, Armistice Day
A recommended listen to all.
The doctor asking "How long you think that you can
Run that body down?" is the moment when it hits me. For me, Simon is musing on life, the inevitability of its ending and our constant unawareness of our own demise.
It takes quite a bit of work to not break down at that line.
Paul S solo carreer starts at a subdued, relaxing and thoughtful album that made clear that he could go on without garfunkel.
rather random musings with 2 blockbusters
Even though this album first came out way back in 1972 it’s important to remember Simons separation from that Garfunkel fellow had been nearly a full 3 years past and it shows with his first excursion into work music (“Mother and Child Reunion”) becoming a global hit and establishing Paul Simon as a star in his own right much the same way ‘ All Things Must Pass’ did for Harrison two years prior
Sure Simon would go on to make better, more rounded albums but this ones important for setting him onto the pathway to greatness
First half is wonderful. Second half forgettable.
The best tracks are just so good that I'm willing to allow for some less memorable flights of fancy.
Amazing album, I don't know why most people only know "Me and Julio" when there is so many other great songs on here. Why does nobody talk about "Armistice Day" as well, my favourite Paul Simon song, his guitar playing is amazing
Delicinha de álbum. Som que parece simples, mas repleto de tesouros.
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