There Goes Rhymin' Simon (studio album) by Paul Simon

There Goes Rhymin' Simon by Paul Simon
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 1,739th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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There Goes Rhymin' Simon is ranked 4th best out of 28 albums by Paul Simon on

The best album by Paul Simon is Graceland which is ranked number 125 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,972.

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From 12/26/2021 12:38
Bastante olvidado tras la aparición de Graceland, este álbum me parece el mejor de Paul Simon casi a la altura de Bridge Over Troubled Water.
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From 10/06/2021 16:29
"Was a Sunny Day" is downright cringe-worthy. The fake Jamaican accent does not play well in 2021. Apart from that, it is a great album.
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From 05/24/2018 16:51
Pretty underrated album in my opinion. Some of his best material on here and in general very consistent. If you'd take Graceland away this might be his best...
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From 05/15/2018 12:57
First album I listened from Paul Simon. My dad loves it. Yes, it's easy listening, but I find all of the songs nice both lyrically and musically. I only find Loves like a Rock out of place, maybe it wasn't the best choice for a closing track.
My favourites: One man's ceiling..., American tune, Kodachrome.
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From 02/07/2018 03:45
One of Paul Simon's best albums. If you like his style, you'll like this one.
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From 08/28/2017 20:00
A personal favorite. My first Paul Simon album. It seems to me to that the songs just float (in a good way). Two great examples are the fade outs on 'Take me to the Mardi Gras' and 'One Man's ceiling. . . '
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From 04/25/2016 16:38
There goes rhymin' Simon, is a very good album, but like a lot of Paul Simon records there's always a bit of filler on there. Still, rhymin', contains some of Simon's greatest songs. Kodachrome, is great, as is, loves me like a rock, and, American tune, but best of the lot is, something so right, my all time favourite Paul Simon solo song. The rest veers from good to ordinary. St. Judy's comet, is good, and, tenderness, is nice, but, was a sunny day, is a throwaway reggae number, and, learn how to fall, is okay. A good album then, just not consistent enough to be a genuine classic.
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From 12/18/2014 23:31
Easy listening music. Just not my favorite...
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From 04/17/2014 19:35
Such amazing songs! All of them! Why don't more people appreciate this work of art? Paul Simon really brings it on this album.
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From 10/18/2013 14:57
Only 4 comments on this one? It's his best album! Every song is great, and it's so diverse.
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