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4.0 out of 5 stars
One of the greatest albums of all time, 1 Jun. 2004
Anyone with an inclination as to how influential and momentous the duo Simon and Garfunkle were on the entire music scene will already be well aware of this absolute masterpiece. I am lost for superlatives to describe their final album before going their seperate ways, but I think "masterpiece" comes close. This is amazing music. Classic song writing. Sing along anthems, bouncy acoustic pop, tear jerking folk ballads with lyrics to rival Wordsworth for poetic merit. My personal favourites are "The Boxer" (obviously) and "Keep the customers satisfied" but don't get me wrong, there isn't a bad track on this album. Where as the titular track yanks at your heart strings in an instant, and Baby Driver will have you singing along by the second stanza there are some slow burning classics such as "Farewell, Frank Loyd Wright" and "The only living boy in New York". This is a must buy, simple as that! One to enjoy for ever. It's Paul Simons finest moment as a song writer and Art Garfunkle has never delivered a better vocal.
"I have squandered my existence for a pocket full of mumbles such are promises"