500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Paul Simon, 'Paul Simon'

268. Paul Simon, 'Paul Simon'

Columbia, 1972

Simon's first album after the breakup of Simon and Garfunkel was a tour de force of songcraft, storytelling, virtuosic guitar picking and upper-register vocal dazzle. It also forecast the fluid internationalism of Graceland with the reggae of "Mother and Child Reunion" and the samba-inflected "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."

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