Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, March 30, 2012

PAUL SIMON / Graceland (1986)

The sun is shining.  The birds are tweeting (for real, not on twitter).  My neighbour is still unaware I shat on his lawn yesterday.  Life is good.  It put me in the mood for happy joy joy music.  Hence Paul Simon.  Everyone needs this album.  Do I need to describe it?  It’s so famous.  I’ll spare a few words in case you’ve been living in a cave for the past 30 years.  It’s a blend of traditional pop with mbaqanga (South African pop music).  Parts of it are firmly rooted in that 80’s sound which ages it slightly but the rest has a timeless quality.  It’s occasionally calming, often stirring, and always infectious.   Once it’s in your head it stays there, and you will be better for it.  Take it back to your cave and fall in love with it.

Songs of Note: The Boy In The Bubble; Graceland

5 days of miracles and wonder out of 5

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