NPR’s First Listen: Paul Simon, ‘So Beautiful Or So What’

Aprilm 12 is the release date for Paul Simon’s  So Beautiful or So What.

I love that artists allow NPR to stream their new releases in their entirety (click graphic at right to stream)

Here’s what NPR had to say about the album:

So Beautiful or So What is Simon’s first album since 2006’s Surprise. It’s also his best since Graceland, from the opener (“Getting Ready for Christmas Day”) to the closing title track. “The Afterlife” echoes Graceland‘s world fusion, graced with syncopated African rhythms and guitarist Vincent Nguini’s mellifluous guitar playing, while “Dazzling Blue” incorporates Indian rhythms and highlights Simon’s own wonderful guitar playing, which is so often overshadowed by the strength of his lyrics.

I have been a Paul Simon fan for many years — I expect to pick this up this week.

Full NPR article is here:

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