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Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. Following the disbandment of Simon and Garfunkel, he went on to enjoy a successful solo career. Though he had a string of hits in the '70s, Graceland (1986) may be his most distinguished work - based on South African sounds, it helped popularize the world music genre. This list of the best Paul Simon albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The Paul Simon discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Paul Simon albums can be found at the top of the list.  

To make voting for your favorite records easier, we haven't included Paul Simon singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Paul Simon album isn't ranked highly enough, vote for it so it receives proper credit. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Paul Simon album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Paul Simon album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973) to Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) to Surprise (2006). These popular Paul Simon CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

Graceland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paul Simon Albums of All Time
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Graceland


Release Date: 1986

Artist: Paul Simon

Tracks: All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints, Graceland, Under African Skies, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, The Boy in the Bubble, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, World music, Worldbeat, Mbaqanga

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#10 on The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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Still Crazy After All These Ye... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paul Simon Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1975

Artist: Paul Simon

Producer: Phil Ramone

Tracks: Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy, Night Game, You're Kind, Have a Good Time, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, + more

Length (mins): 00:35:14

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

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There Goes Rhymin' Simon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paul Simon Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1973

Artist: Paul Simon

Producer: Roy Halee, Phil Ramone, Paul Samwell-Smith

Tracks: Learn How to Fall, One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor, Loves Me Like a Rock, Was a Sunny Day, American Tune, + more

Length (mins): 00:35:41

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music

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The Rhythm of the Saints is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paul Simon Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1990

Artist: Paul Simon

Tracks: Proof, She Moves On, The Cool, Cool River, Can't Run But, + more

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, World music, Worldbeat

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