It is finally time for me to go album by album with a very small review. I figured I would start with the group that currently has the least amount of albums – Simon and Garfunkel. Even though Paul Simon took a long time to write songs, he obviously is still faster than 99% of other artists out there. Simon and Garfunkel released five albums from 1964 to 1970.
Wednesday Morning, 3 AM
I guess if I had to hear classic church-like tunes, I would want it to be from Simon and Garfunkel.
Album Score: 150%
- Best Song on the Album: “The Sound of Silence” *****
- Worst Song on the Album: “Benedictus” **
Sounds of Silence
This had a much better version of “The Sounds of Silence” and “I Am a Rock”. Better than the first and won’t be the worst. Take that rhyme, Paul!
Album Score: 363.64%
- Best Song on the Album: “I Am a Rock” *****
- Worst Song on the Album: “Anji” ***
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
This album contains all four-star songs (with the exception of Homeward Bound). This is the definition of a very good album – but not great.
Album Score: 200%
- Best Song on the Album: “Homeward Bound” *****
- Worst Song on the Album: “7 O’Clock News/Silent Night” ****
When you put a ‘song’ like “Voices of Old People”, you deserve to be punished. Overall a very good album but some hits and misses.
Album Score: 200%
- Best Song on the Album: “America” *****
- Worst Song on the Album: “Voices of Old People” *
Bridge Over Troubled Water
This is a fantastic album with three 5-star songs and the rest 4-star. “The Only Living Boy in New York” is a sleeper and “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” are all-time greats.
Album Score: 400%
- Best Song on the Album: “The Boxer” *****
- Worst Song on the Album: “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright” ****
Read my full article on Simon and Garfunkel.