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Touted as Paul Simon’s return to traditional songwriting — Simon writing alone with a guitar and a pen instead of constructing songs around rhythmic loops the way he’s done since Graceland — So Beautiful or So What doesn’t feel like a return to the ‘70s. From the moment the record kicks in with the heavy blues stomp and samples of “Getting Ready for Christmas Day,” it’s evident that while Simon may have changed his style of composing, he’s not abandoning his method of record-making, which is distinctly engaged with the present. When Bob Dylan sings about Alicia Keys he does so with an old-fashioned swing, but when Simon writes a verse about Jay-Z he does it within the context of an album anchored in polyrhythms, chattering guitars, and digital loops, where the handful of delicate acoustic numbers function as a counterpoint to the clean bustle of the rest of the record. Certainly, So Beautiful or So What isn’t as reliant on soundscapes as its Brian Eno-produced predecessor, but it is no rejection of texture, just as it is in no way a repudiation of the musical sensibility of Graceland, whose rhythms are as firmly felt here as on any record he’s made since. Rather, So Beautiful elegantly touches upon each of Simon’s solo signatures within a compact 38 minutes, its brevity indicating the precision of Simon’s focus. There are no wasted sounds or words here, and if he offers some of his simplest, prettiest tunes in years (“Love & Hard Times,” “Amulet”) and spends a considerable chunk of the record dwelling on spiritual matters, the album is neither steeped in nostalgia nor haunted by death. Paul Simon is remarkably clear-eyed in assessing the modern world and his place in it, not shying away from contemporary sounds — if anything, the production is occasionally a tad too brittle, like so many digital-age recordings — but not chasing after youth either. He’s merely living in his time and reporting, returning with an album that’s vivid, vibrant, and current in a way none of his peers have managed to achieve.


Nacido(a): 13 de octubre de 1941 en Newark, NJ

Género: Pop

Años de actividad: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

En una carrera que se remonta a la década del 50, Paul Simon logró establecerse entre los mejores y más populares escritores de canciones de la era del rock. Desde mitad hasta finales de los '60, él y Art Garfunkel constituyeron uno de los más exitosos conjuntos de música pop. Su álbum como solista en 1975, Still Crazy After All These Years subió al tope de las listas de venta, ganó el Grammy para Álbum del Año, e incluyó el tema con el primer puesto, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover". A mediados de...
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