Paul Simon's self-titled album is a wonderful piece of multiple slices of Americana. The flavors of the blues, jazz, and soul-inspired work can be heard throughout musical history. Some of the guitar work is reminiscent of the later Ratatat (I swear I heard it), and the bass reminds one of the darker tones from Pink Floyd's *Dark Side of the Moon* (released one year *later*). While some concepts aren't as fleshed out as they are in later works like *Graceland*, the sheer honesty and raw nature of some of these tracks betray some of the true emotions of Paul.
Not a massive fan of the vocalist. The music was amazing, and a very obvious influence on so many works that came after, but the vocals were almost off-putting
Truly a sonic journey. Once again, you can hear how this influences future works from so many
It was alright. Not really my thing, but great musically.
An absolutely amazing jazz standard. There is so much going on - just melodies weaving in and out of each other. Absolute classic
I don't think I had ever listened to this entire album, just tracks here and there. I wasn't aware that "Tom Sawyer" was the *opening track* to this masterpiece. An absolutely amazing rock album, through and through.
Not my cup of tea. I feel like it got lost in its own groove.
A seemingly post-apocalyptic look at my own childhood in a Texas suburb. Post-rock in places, indie-rock in others. 6/5 stars for this one. This album made me miss a place that I had forgotten that I forgot.
It was an okay album, but not great. "We Will Fall" was, by far, the standout track of the album and felt like the basis for everything GY!BE has done (and I mean that in a good way). +1 star just because of that track
First album I couldn't finish. A couple songs were okay, but not strong enough to redeem the album. It feels like TV music
Absolute classic. Great album.
Fantastic album. Weak in a few spots, but mostly solid otherwise
Not a fan. Seems vapid, at best
Groundbreaking album. Fantastic through and through. It's hard to believe that we're *still* facing so many of the same issues 30 years later
Amazing album. I heard all the singles long before I listened to the entire album
Just not my thing, unfortunately
A masterclass in hip hop and sampling
I little slower than I'd usually jam to, but musically very very good
Such an amazing album
One of my favorite albums. Glad they re-pressed it
It's alright. It's a strong AC/DC album, to be sure....but all of the songs have always sounded the same
Always an amazing album to listen to