Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1970 Ratings: #10 / 105
User Score
Based on 351 ratings
1970 Ratings: #4
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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
YuriDING
80
This record is simply magnificent. Melodies that easily touch the soul, with deep lyrics and so well written that it is easy to catch us imagining the scenes being narrated.

The compositions are very inspired and each song has its own very clear identity, ranging from minimalism to grandeur and always sounding very cohesive.

Of course, all this grandiosity and sonorous power (as for example in the song Keep The Customer Satisfied) would not be possible without an extraordinary production, ... read more
nostalgia
80
How is this 50 years old... still sounds incredible
chinz
97
Easily one of the best, if not THE best folk album of all time.
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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