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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 50 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55

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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
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  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.