So Beautiful or So What

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2011 Ratings: #31 / 968
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Based on 29 ratings
2011 Ratings: #191
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April 12, 2011 / Release Date
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Living up to its namesake, half of this album is beautifully written and poetic, the other half a veteran songwriter abusing tremolo and compression over semi-acoustic Graceland retreads. It doesn't help that this album opens with Getting Ready for Christmas Day, a particularly forgettable sour note filled with baffling production choices. Still, the rest of the album is mostly pleasant, even if it lacks the spark that characterizes the best Paul Simon material.
I know that this isn't my main music, I mean I love folk, but Paul Simon has an style very "Paul Simon" we love bridge over trouble waters and so. But you know is hard sometimes separate the artist from his music, more yet with a career like his. Whatever, the production is amazing, at least I notice very much the effort to make something fresh and different, the ideas are there, Paul is fighting with his style and getting over it. Very great details, a richness sound, and lyrics very ... read more
A vivacidade um um rockstar se junta a sabedoria de um velho homem no que pode ser o melhor album da discografia de Paul Simon
A lot to love. Lyrics, music, production. Top tier of music, time and again.
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Track List

  1. Getting Ready for Christmas Day 
  2. The Afterlife 
  3. Dazzling Blue 
  4. Rewrite 
  5. Love and Hard Times 
  6. Love Is Eternal Sacred Light 
  7. Amulet 
  8. Questions for the Angels 
  9. Love & Blessings 
  10. So Beautiful Or So What
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