Surprise

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55

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  1. CMiddleman
    Jun 10, 2006
    1
    good goddamn, this record is insipid
  2. AlecE
    May 12, 2006
    3
    Brian Eno producing? This album is ridiculously precocious...some executives sitting around saying "Let's make it sound modern, hip, something the kids will like..." We liked him fine before you made a Paul Simon triphop record.
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Despite the album's shiny surface, Simon sounds like Simon.
  2. "Surprise" falls shy of a masterpiece, but it is consistently engaging and offers some of Simon's most creative songs in two decades.
  3. An ambitious and challenging work full of sonic experimentation and oblique lyrics.