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Paul Simon’s Graceland stirred outsized praise, and some criticisms too

Paul Simon’s Graceland stirred outsized praise, and some criticisms too

To paraphrase Paul Simon, these are songs of miracle and wonder. Decades after its August 25, 1986 release, however, ‘Graceland’ still sparks controversy.

Paul Simon, “Another Galaxy” from Surprise (2006): One Track Mind

Paul Simon, “Another Galaxy” from Surprise (2006): One Track Mind

Surprise, indeed. This album, released on May 9, 2006, found Paul Simon broadly expanding his sonic palette through a collaboration with Brian Eno.

On Second Thought: Paul Simon – Paul Simon (1972)

On Second Thought: Paul Simon – Paul Simon (1972)

Simon blended familiar contexts with his first extended travels into world music.

Jackson C. Frank – Jackson C. Frank (1965; 2014 reissue)

Whatever god dreamed up Jackson C. Frank’s fate must have been in a pretty morbid mood.

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.

Steve Berlin, of Los Lobos: Something Else! Interview

Steve Berlin, of Los Lobos: Something Else! Interview

The release this week of Disconnected in New York, a nervy live rethinking of Los Lobo’s ever-intriguing catalog, has given long-time member/producer Steve Berlin a chance to reflect.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Live Albums and Reissues

Live albums and reissues give us a chance to take stock, be that in reevaluating something you once hated and/or missed — or, even more rewardingly, gaining fresh perspective on songs you thought you knew by heart.

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Everybody has their own definition of a “chill” record. But if ever there was a time when one was desperately needed, it would likely be when you are stranded on a faraway island — with nothing but a volleyball to keep you company.

Streams: Stevie Wonder’s all-star UN concert, featuring Paul Simon and Sting

Streams: Stevie Wonder’s all-star UN concert, featuring Paul Simon and Sting

Stream Stevie Wonder’s all-star concert in celebration of the UN’s 67th anniversary, which will feature special guests Paul Simon and Sting, as well as a number of other celebrities.

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Edie Brickell, of Gaddabouts and New Bohemians: Something Else! Interview

Most famous for her breakout late-1980s hit “What I Am” with the New Bohemians, Edie Brickell always had an uneasy relationship with fame.