Friday, February 24, 2012

Paul Simon - "Congratulations"

For a lot of music critics, Paul Simon's album from last year, So Beautiful or So What, was a major comeback for the 70-year-old singer-songwriter. I think the album's solid but not quite spectacular. (I do love "Rewrite," though.) Anyway, So Beautiful sent me into a heavy Simon period last year, and I found myself in particular revisiting Paul Simon from 1972. Heavily praised at the time, it tends to get overlooked a bit now. Here's the closing track, "Congratulations." (And if you'd prefer to hear it on vinyl, here ya go.)