The Word On... So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon

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"Another periodic dispatch from a musician who hasn't run out of clever, catchy ways to describe the world in which he lives... Blends acoustic ballads like the yearning "Love and Hard Times" with rhythm-happy uptempo numbers like "Love Is Eternal Sacred Light"."

"Can be stodgy in its emotions and a bit too devoted to its motifs, but there's something humanising about the album's shortcomings."

"Driven by Simon's uniquely percussive acoustic guitar, and with his world music leanings embedded naturally rather than overtly, this beguiling album shows him to have lost none of his ability for finding universal truths within the guise of introspection. It's a profound statement from a master of his craft." music