by the Forward

Paul Simon Dropped One of His Most Memorable Albums

Paul Simon has intimated that “Stranger to Stranger” will be his last album (“I am going to see what happens if I let go,” he told The New York Times) — but wow does he ever go out on a high note. The first two cuts get stuck in your head – “The Werewolf,” an eerily prescient forecast of our present doom (“the grinners with money-colored eyes eat all the nuggets then they order extra fries”) and “Wristband,” an infectious upbeat ode to jive. But the rhythmic variety and verbal play of the songs that follow make this Simon’s most memorable album since “Graceland.”

- David Laskin
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