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Hearts And Bones (album) by Paul Simon 

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Hearts And Bones
Hearts And Bones by Paul Simon (1983)
Overall rank: 2,702nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 90 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1983 (39th)
Top albums of the 1980s (439th)
Best albums of all time (2,702nd)

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Paul Simon bestography

Hearts And Bones is ranked 6th best out of 21 albums by Paul Simon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Paul Simon is Graceland which is ranked number 127 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,898.

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 90 votes)
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70/100
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70/100

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From garycottier 04/25/2016 11:07
Hearts and bones, was a huge commercial disappointment for Paul Simon, and was mainly written during his breakup with Carrie Fisher. Hearts and bones, had a contemporary sound, and contained some of Simon's greatest songs. The title track, is one of these, a beautiful acoustic song, it is one of Simon's personal favourites. Rene and Georgette Magritte, is another excellent track, another beautiful melody. Allergies, is a good opener, and, train in the distance, is an underrated song. When numbers get serious, and, song about the moon, are two lesser known gems. Think too much(a&b), are okay, cars are cars, is easily the album's worst track, and, the late great Johnny ace, is alright, about the late singer, with a reference to the night John Lennon died. All in all, a good album, but with a few weak moments, Simon was obviously running out of inspiration, a tape of African sounds given to Simon during the recording of this album would change all that.
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35/100
From Jhlffc 07/12/2015 20:07
Not bad
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From crazyblowpipe 08/11/2013 18:56
So very underrated, probably his best album close with Rhythm of The Saints, the songwriter is top drawer and it's probably his most interesting musically, total perfection.
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From sszwalbenest 08/07/2013 02:03
Solid album. While not as good as his earlier work it still had strong songwriting. The title track was the highlight and the Late Great Johnny Ace was also a great song. "Cars Are Cars" was the one filler.
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From clarkejames94 08/06/2013 13:40
A really underrated album. The songs are brilliantly written. It is better than Graceland.
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65/100
From junodog4 07/16/2012 04:10
A bit of a slump before Graceland. By far, his silliest lyrics.
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From ffudnebbuh 07/31/2011 12:38
his only good solo album.
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