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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. 

Songs From the Capeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paul Simon Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1997

Artist: Paul Simon

Tracks: Killer Wants to Go to College, Time Is an Ocean, The Vampires, Quality, AdiĆ³s hermanos, + more

Length (mins): 00:55:37

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Rock music

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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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Hearts and Bones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paul Simon Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1983

Artist: Paul Simon

Producer: Roy Halee, Paul Simon, Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker

Tracks: Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War, Hearts and Bones, Train in the Distance, The Late Great Johnny Ace, Allergies, + more

Length (mins): 00:40:44

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Rock music

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One-Trick Pony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paul Simon Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1980

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