By Nicholas Jennings on Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Category: Reviews

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

Few can match this legendary artist’s gift for storytelling. Simon’s 11th solo album features some of his best stories to date. Laced with memorable melodies and rich in African and south Indian rhythms, songs such as the gorgeous “Dazzling Blue” tell of Simon’s love of his musician-wife, Edie Brickell. Heavier numbers like “Love and Blessings” and “Love is Eternal Sacred Light” are steeped in gospel sounds and deal, fittingly, with matters of faith and the meaning of life.