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NME Best 100_1980s (2012):
No.100 - Simon was in rare form on the title track on his pivotal 86 album. Contemplating his life post- divorce from Carrie Fisher, the song meshed afro-pop with his wonderfully literate, singer/songwriter songwriting style and the results were typically unforgettable. One could only imagine who the "human trampoline" was though.
This comment is intended more for the album, rather than this specific track, but seriously there is no way Paul Simon's Graceland album should be so low. This collection contains Afro-pop, country, folk, and zydeco elements, combined with Simon's inimitable lyrics and guest performers; Los Lobos, Linda Ronstadt, Youssou N'Dour, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and others; a veritable encyclopaedia of music.