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So Beautiful or So What Review - Paul Simon | Music | EW.com

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Paul Simon | SIMON SAYS Paul Simon

So Beautiful or So What

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Paul Simon
music label:
82208
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

He says this is a return to his singer-songwriter roots, but the Graceland-ic guitar figures still emphasize rhythm above all. Just as well, I guess, when your most passionate song is called ”Rewrite.” Though there’s a lot of God talk in So Beautiful or So What‘s lyrics (Jesus, Buddha, and the Man Himself all put in appearances), this cagey old pro makes room for stray nonsense phrases like ”bop-bop-a-whoa” as well; spirited spirituality is his goal these days. B+

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