Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
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Based on 86 ratings
1968 Ratings: #8
April 3, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Folk Rock, Folk Pop / Genres
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94
Damn near everything is improved to the best of Simon & Garfunkel's abilities on their second to last album. Their harmonizing, production, lyrics, and formatting of an album with progression to it are what all come together to show the two artist's full potential.
The social and political commentary in the lyrics (Save the Life of My Child) show how Paul Simon took into consideration the world around him in the writing process, and did a great job of embedding it into the album both ... read more
Tielur
100
To be honest...ahead of its time in certain elements...this might be my favorite S&G record for layers of creativity and ambitious ideas that show up on it.
lucacdornelles
88
RANKING THE SONGS:
12. Voices of Old People
11. Bookends Theme (Instrumental)
10. Bookends Theme
9. Overs
8. Save the Life of My Child
7. At the Zoo
6. Punky's Dilemma
5. Old Friends
4. Fakin' It
3. America
2. A Hazy Shade of Winter
1. Mrs. Robinson
LeFelixBrown
99
Part of this LP's beauty is its spider-web aesthetic, subtle and light but eerie in an almost instinctive way.
Sorrugis
89
Timeless 60's folk rock album.

Loved: America, Overs, Old Friends, Bookends Theme - Reprise, Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson
Liked: Bookends Theme, Saved the Life of My Child, Voices of Old People, Punky's Dilemma, A Hazy Shade of Winter
Disliked: At The Zoo
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Track List

  1. Bookends Theme
  2. Save the Life of My Child
  3. America
  4. Overs
  5. Voices of Old People
  6. Old Friends
  7. Bookends Theme
  8. Fakin' It
  9. Punky's Dilemma
  10. Mrs. Robinson
  11. A Hazy Shade of Winter
  12. At the Zoo
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