Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1970 Ratings: #10 / 103
User Score
Based on 319 ratings
1970 Ratings: #5
Liked by 10 people
January 26, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Bridge Over Troubled Water, at its most ambitious and bold, on its title track, was a quietly reassuring album; at other times, it was personal yet soothing; and at other times, it was just plain fun.

94
Pitchfork
Perhaps because it never addresses their restlessness or any particular social issue too directly, the album proves both visionary and revisionary, as the two ponder both their own and their country's past while looking ahead to new musical adventures.
nemgax
91
if u cover up paul simons face it looks like art garfunkel has a rly long funky moustache
MickyT
88
The 5th and final album from one of the most iconic duos in music history Simon & Garfunkel doesn't disappoint in the slightest, in fact 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is possibly the duos best album. Despite some songs on here being overplayed as hell, this album has so much about it that makes it great, whether that be the diverse sounds of the songs on the record or the duos vocals and songwriting. There some absolutely gorgeous pieces on this thing such as the title track, The Boxer and ... read more
N0stalgia
87
How is this 50 years old... still sounds incredible
HoodieBraden
90
Bridge Over Troubled Water is Simon & Garfunkel's best work, in my opinion. It's track for track incredible folk with Paul Simon at the very peak of his songwriting game. I still think the title track is one of the best songs he ever wrote. Heck, probably one of the best-written songs of the decade. It's beautiful and is a perfect gateway into the rest of this amazing record. Sure, the songs here aren't exactly connected to each other. The tracklist is quite diverse as far as sound goes. ... read more
exception
93
an orgasmic collection of some of the best songs of all time by one of the best duos of all time. i doubt that this will ever be topped by a similar artist.
fav tracks: cecilia, the boxer, the only living boy in new york
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Track List

  1. Bridge over Troubled Water
  2. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  3. Cecilia
  4. Keep the Customer Satisfied
  5. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
  6. The Boxer
  7. Baby Driver
  8. The Only Living Boy in New York
  9. Why Don't You Write Me
  10. Bye Bye Love
  11. Song for the Asking 
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Added on: May 1, 2013