Thursday, June 14, 2012
Simon and Garfunkel - Greatest Hits
Now that I've properly knocked Paul Simon, let's talk about this album. Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits was originally pressed in 1972 and has sold a kazillion units since that time. The reason people went nuts for this album in 1972 and the reason people keep buying it now is simple: the songs are great. "Mrs. Robinson," "The Boxer," "The Sound of Silence," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and "El Condor Pasa" are all among some of the most beautiful and poignant songs ever written. They never stop being fascinating, and I find that I enjoy them more as an adult even though I loved these songs as a kid. The fact that you can grow with this music and that it can take on different meanings throughout your life makes these songs timeless and essential listening for anyone who fancies music in any way.