Surprise - Paul Simon

Paul Simon remains the poet of pop culture. Or at least here with Surprise, he has returned to his roots as a songwriter of deserved reputation. One track, Sure Don t Feel Like Love is reminiscent of the days with Art Garfunkel, while Wartime Prayers and

Paul Simon remains the poet of pop culture. Or at least here with Surprise, he has returned to his roots as a songwriter of deserved reputation.

One track, Sure Don't Feel Like Love is reminiscent of the days with Art Garfunkel, while Wartime Prayers and his post 9/11 How Can You Live in the Northeast? shows his maturity and a more political outlook.

Simon has certainly discovered common ground between himself and Brian Eno, the ex-Roxy Music leader who has produced the album.