by Paul Simon
- Record Label: Legacy
- Release Date: May 19, 2023
- Summary: The acoustic seven-movement composition from Paul Simon features Edie Brickell and VOCES8.
- Record Label: Legacy
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
- More Details and Credits »
Positive: 13 out of 13
Mixed: 0 out of 13
Negative: 0 out of 13
May 22, 2023Starring his voice and nimble guitar, with subtly dramatic instrumentation adding texture throughout, this is less a record than a dream state designed to wash over the listener in one sitting.
May 19, 2023“Seven Psalms” is unlike any other Simon album in almost too many ways to list.
May 18, 2023“Seven Psalms” stays true to Simon’s own instincts: observant, elliptical, perpetually questioning and quietly encompassing. ... It has places of lingering contemplation and it has sudden, startling changes; its informality is exactingly planned.
May 18, 2023In its still-life reflections, Seven Psalms doesn't play like a summation as much as an epilogue to a major artist's career, music that doesn't deepens appreciation for his lasting achievements, of which this mini-suite is certainly one.
UncutMay 18, 2023It would be a magnificent way to end a magnificent career, but Simon probably has more ideas in him. [Jul 2023, p.20]
May 18, 2023What makes this music connect is Simon’s ability to make a spiritual setting feel down-to-earth, what you might expect from one of American pop music’s greatest conversational songwriters.
May 19, 2023Seven Psalms is certainly an intriguing album, but not necessarily one that will reflect the faith of his followers.
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
May 23, 2023In a way, this project reminds me of the first side of Bookends. How terribly strange to be 81. Anything here could stand well next toIn a way, this project reminds me of the first side of Bookends. How terribly strange to be 81. Anything here could stand well next to anything from Simon’s 60’s and 70’s work. He seems to have tapped into that magical creative spirit that eludes almost any other artist in their later years. What a happy surprise.… Expand
May 25, 2023This is an excellent contemplative album that shows us Paul at his most introspective.
Awards & Rankings
|Live and Dangerous [Super Deluxe Edition] - Thin Lizzy|
|Desire, I Want To Turn into You - Caroline Polachek|
|Live at the Whisky 1977 [Box Set] - Cheap Trick|
|Travel - The Necks|
|S.O.S. - SZA|
|Manzanita - Shana Cleveland|
|False Lankum - Lankum|
|the record - boygenius|
|Maps - billy woods|
|That! Feels Good! - Jessie Ware|
|Rat Saw God - Wednesday|
|12 - Ryuichi Sakamoto|
|Angel Numbers - Hamish Hawk|
|Blómi - Susanne Sundfør|
|Wait Til I Get Over - Durand Jones|
|Everything Harmony - The Lemon Twigs|
|Indigo - RM|
|The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17: Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions 1996-1997 - Bob Dylan|
|Honky Château [50th Anniversary Edition] - Elton John|
|The Songs of Bacharach & Costello [Super Deluxe Edition Box Set] - Elvis Costello|