Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1968 Ratings: #6 / 87
User Score
Based on 294 ratings
1968 Ratings: #7
Liked by 27 people
April 3, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Halee / Producer
Folk Rock, Folk Pop / Genres
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Inglume
NR
[SJO Counter: 37]

Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to save 60s folk again.

In arguably the most culturally evolving and politically-active decades in modern history, albums like Bookends serves as a refreshing take on the ever-evolving musical scene, with great inventiveness from sound to sound and political commentary/themes that show a lot of human decency.

Bookends is definitely a spectacular starting point as I adventure into Simon & Garfunkel’s catalog. ... read more
RakkSmells
80
[Genre: Folk Pop]

(I've decided to do these genre quest reviews later on after I rate them, mostly so I can get to more albums faster but also cause of occasional writer's block and all that. Aight, on with the review.)

Bookends is just a really pleasant album to listen to. It feels like Simon and Garfunkel have really fleshed out their trademark folksy sound and in turn created a really inventive and enjoyable folk pop album. It's lively, it's charming, it's memorable and the conscious ... read more
cakenator
70
how come literally every single cover of a hazy shade of winter is better than the original
KIDWITHGUNs
91
POWERHOUSE!

THIS IS TIMELESS! THESE ARE TWO ARTISTS AT THEIR TOP FORM, THEIR FINAL TRANSFORMATION!

VIBES - •BEAUTY AND THE BEAST°
chinz
80
Not their best work, but it has some great highlights and managed to stay pretty consistent.
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Added on: September 21, 2013