Paul Simon
Surprise

Columbia
2006
B+
Reviewed by: Alfred Soto
Reviewed on: 2006-05-16



Posted 05/16/2006 - 09:52:11 AM by Fedums:
 So you give the album a B+ and then proceed to bash it at any point you can get. It doesn't make sense. Does this site even like music?
 
Posted 05/16/2006 - 10:03:54 AM by florenz6:
 Well, Alfredo, Alfredo, what a f...ing nonsense! I don´t like the way you´re putting together all the pseudo-cliches and prejudices concerning Brian Eno. Last year´s "Another Day On Earth" was a totally brilliant album. A bit too much for your quite narrow horizon, I think. Being confronted with such an accumulation of dull judgements, makes it hard to stay very polite. So all these generalizing statements are big bag full of shit (i.m.o.)! Why do I have this impression, that the only thing that is "middlebrow" or "highbrow" in this review, is the mental attitude of Mr. Soto. By the way, it´s a quite fine album, which is the only thing where we share common ground.
 
Posted 05/16/2006 - 01:56:15 PM by diggles:
 The funniest thing about this review was the header .... yeah, the first thing I think about when Paul Simon comes to mind is his guest appearances on SNL, too ... I mean, he was in fucking Simon and Garfunkel, but that's just a tiny footnote; SNL has definitely been more important to his career. Oh, and if you don't like an album have the BALLS to give it a 'C' or a 'D' ... what's this 'B+' shit?
 
Posted 05/16/2006 - 07:19:55 PM by garlad1:
 Gahhh...Everyone knows Garfunkel was the secret weapon. That dude could sing his ass off (watch the 80s reunion concert). Gar had the sex appeal too. And the integrity. and the funk (garFUNKel). Crap, everything Simon's done since has been milquetoast, albiet enjoyable milquetoast. P.S. when did Neil Young do an album with Eno? Never.
 
Posted 05/16/2006 - 07:56:56 PM by Bluesmoke:
 I feel that you, Alfred, are unable to synchronize to some music. Don't worry - it happens to everyone. It's just a shame that you'll never (geez...who knows) be able to nourish off the grace that Paul Simon's artistry exhudes. But you criticized this album so entertainingly that I almost hope you'll have a lousy music year merely to guarantee my amusement.