March 30, 2006

In the clearing stands a bald guy, a producer by his trade

Okay, after "You're the One" I was just about ready to write off Paul Simon, but I have to say I'm excited about his new album, which I've just learned is a collaboration with Brian Eno. This isn't a guarantee of automatic brilliance -- I mean, that last Eno album was a yawner -- but given Eno's track record of great collaborative albums (my favorites include Bowie's "Low" and "Lodger", Talking Heads' "Remain in Light", and "Wrong Way Up" with John Cale), this is certainly cause for some well-piqued interest.

Posted by Francis at 11:38 AM

And it's called "Surprise"! I am excited, and I thought "You're the One" reeeeeeally sucked.

So what's your fave Paul Simon? I will argue quite convincingly for "One Trick Pony" so you might as well make that your favorite now and save time.

Posted by: Erin at March 30, 2006 07:17 PM

Don't know if you'd come across this little tidbit yet, but evidently Roxy Music has reformed to record an album.

With Brian Eno back in the fold.

Time will tell!

Posted by: Mister The Toad at March 30, 2006 07:26 PM

Erin: Yeah, "You're the One" really was some kind of lame. I confess I have a soft spot for "Hearts and Bones", but my favorite is his first one, "Paul Simon". I'm tempted to be all mainstream and say that "Graceland" is his best, but I listened to that album so much in high school that I'm still a little tired of it, honestly.

Posted by: Francis at March 31, 2006 01:13 AM

Mister The Toad: Apparently the Roxy Music thing is just a rumor. Not the reuniting part (which I'm psyched about) -- just the Eno part of it.

Posted by: Francis at March 31, 2006 01:16 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?