So Beautiful or So What

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
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  1. Sep 2, 2011
    5
    So what is correct term. Nothing new here and the one hit off the entire Cd is a rehash from 20 years ago Graceland CD. Whats all the high scores about? Should we treat Rock and Roll Hall of Famers differently or judge them based on each effort. This is a c- at best. Just ask my friend Julio down at the school yard.
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The worldy influence remains but never overwhelms and the album contains at least half a dozen songs that are as simple and profound as anything Simon has ever written.
  2. Jun 15, 2011
    100
    This album is a musical gumbo: a rich, surprising and ultimately satisfying stew of Simon's folk, rock and pop influences from all over the world.
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    60
    Sometimes Simon suffers from a sort of elder statesman's churlishness or cynicism (like a musical version of Grumpy Old Men), which is not entirely appealing, and some of the songs seem a little under-developed. There is, however, enough here to suggests that new Paul Simon albums should be bigger events.