Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger
Stranger to Stranger
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Z.Younk
73
While his last effort, So Beautiful or So What, felt original, fresh, & unified; Stranger to Stranger feels like an encore to his discography & a pandering to fans. Certain songs are excellent, but none feel cohesive. Regardless, Simon continues to stay upstream of current musical trends and sound modern.
lucacdornelles
93
RANKING THE SONGS:
11. The Clock
10. Street Angel
9. Cool Papa Bell
8. In a Parade
7. Stranger to Stranger
6. Insomniac’s Lullaby
5. In the Garden of Edie
4. The Riverbank
3. The Werewolf
2. Proof of Love
1. Wristband
JustinSlick
83
Oh lord, that upright bass is single-handedly making me love this album.
EMR
64
The great Paul Simon is back with a pretty interesting turn of direction is an advanced stage of his career. The legendary singer/songwriter seems quite concerned with making something different from what he's done before, seeking some kind of new approach to his usual voice/guitar songwriting. Stranger to Stranger is (no pun intended) a strange record on the surface, with its many electronic influences and unorthodox song structures that lurk around every corner. His voice is still very sweet ... read more
pstaggs
75
This is a late-career triumph for Paul Simon. While by no means a perfect album, it harkens back to the best of his solo work. Every song, with the exception of the meandering title track, is quite enjoyable. The album opens with a strong one-two punch. Opener “Werewolf” is an infectious and deliriously wonky reflection on life and death through metaphor, and the deceivingly upbeat “Wristband” critiques the open secret that is class division in our modern world. The rest ... read more
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