[ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Log in above to post your comment
rommesw
Posted: Nov 05, 2017 18:18
 

Reason I give it only a "9" is, that Paul wrote a few songs even better than this ...
Tomasni
(Sweden)
Posted: Oct 21, 2017 23:07
 

Simon & Garfunkel
The Sound of Silence

is for me 9 - Outstanding 


Mackmoney3000
(New Jersey)
Posted: Oct 06, 2017 8:35
 

"Old School" and Will Ferrell ruined this song for me, in the best way possible.
jbarryc
(New York City)
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 9:59
 

Paul, don't ever die.
jmsmy
(Music Town, Klein, Texas)
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 9:59
 

This song is perfect for Heavy Metal covers.
Decoy
(Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Posted: Jul 06, 2017 10:38
 

 CrispyDruid wrote:
One of the few bright points of 2016, is that it marks another year where this track remains without any cover versions. #denial
 
Well to be fair 2017 has been kinder than 2016, to this point at least. 
FatPants
(Philly, PA)
Posted: Jul 06, 2017 10:37
 

Perfection = 10
lizardking
(about an 11 hour drive south to Paradise)
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 10:51
 

I'm sure someone else has already mentioned the Disturbed cover of this.  Somehow this seems to work well for me on this great classic tune. https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4

 


SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Mar 06, 2017 8:18
 

 admascott wrote:
who rates this song a 1?
 
Me. I had to mute it to write this. The best word I can come up with to describe this dirge, is 'twoddle'.
Skydog
Posted: Mar 06, 2017 8:07
 

 ScottishWillie wrote:
Quite good I suppose, but not as good as the original version from Disturbed!

 
original version???

 
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Feb 19, 2017 6:25
 

Quite good I suppose, but not as good as the original version from Disturbed!
vanillagorilla
(west kelowna, b.c.)
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 13:42
 

AH! redemption!!! after that hideous X ambassadors rubbish
CrispyDruid
Posted: Dec 19, 2016 17:46
 

One of the few bright points of 2016, is that it marks another year where this track remains without any cover versions. #denial
Skydog
Posted: Oct 03, 2016 7:00
 

 Gajdzin wrote:
I would give it 10 if only they didn't sing so horribly out of key in some places. I could never figure out how could the producer allow this in a studio. If this was live I could forgive it, but in a studio?


goozer321 wrote:

Different days, Gajdzin, different days.

No auto-tune then. 

 
T-Bone Burnett once said that we have machines today that can produce perfect music but no one seems to care for it much
Vicey
(Orlando, FL)
Posted: Oct 03, 2016 6:42
 

 markybx wrote:

Some people just don't get ironic humor {#Cheers}

 
Irony may be defined as that which people miss (Julian Barnes). 
markybx
(Oud Amsterdam)
Posted: Aug 01, 2016 7:30
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Boy oh boy...these guys (whoever they are) are just copying the band, Arcade Fire.   

 
Some people just don't get ironic humor {#Cheers}
cayenne
(in over my head)
Posted: May 13, 2016 18:46
 

Hello, friend. Hello, darkness, my old friend. That's lame. Maybe I should give you a name. But that's a slippery slope. You're only in my head. We have to remember that.
skooba
(The tip of Americas Wang)
Posted: May 13, 2016 18:45
 

You win the internet for this post!!!  {#Cheers}

dwhayslett wrote:


 


dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 10:27
 


birdiestobehad
(sitting beside the golf course wishing I was playing)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 10:26
 

 ayohn wrote:
should try Disturbed's version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4&ab_channel=Disturbed

 
Very good version, powerful with feeling.

 

Highly endorsed by Paul Simon after they performed live on Conan:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-simon-disturbed-sound-of-silence/

 

 


nancynancy
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 10:24
 

{#Smile}
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 10:23
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Boy oh boy...these guys (whoever they are) are just copying the band, Arcade Fire.   

 
the name of the post above says it all! UN FRIGGING BELIEVABLE  Hey idiot, guess who came first????LMAO 
midreaming
Posted: Apr 23, 2016 10:30
 

two immortals surrendering themselves to this song; paul reaching for the street in dylans delivery, bobby reaching for the heaven in pauls.  for the song.    . . respect, admiration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U59G_oO7yI
kbennin009
(Up and Down the Colorado Front Range)
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 16:46
 

I might be wrong on this—because sarcasm is hard to read in this format—but I believe that person was being facetious and is well aware that Simon & Garfunkel were making music well before Arcade Fire.

saloutwest wrote:

Are you 12? You might try looking at the date, they were trailblazers, this album came out well before any members of Arcade Fire or even born. And if you ask any of those members they would probably tell you they have nothing but deep respect for these two gentlemen.

 


skindy
(Land of Enchantment)
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 16:44
 

 heyjoe3577 wrote:
I'm trying to rate this one '11' - not working!

 
{#Yes}
heyjoe3577
(Seattle)
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 16:42
 

I'm trying to rate this one '11' - not working!
ayohn
(just over Yohnder...)
Posted: Feb 08, 2016 6:59
 

should try Disturbed's version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4&ab_channel=Disturbed
saloutwest
(southern california)
Posted: Jan 23, 2016 5:45
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Boy oh boy...these guys (whoever they are) are just copying the band, Arcade Fire.   

 
Are you 12? You might try looking at the date, they were trailblazers, this album came out well before any members of Arcade Fire or even born. And if you ask any of those members they would probably tell you they have nothing but deep respect for these two gentlemen.
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Jan 07, 2016 18:47
 

 admascott wrote:
who rates this song a 1?

 
Even the braindead can work a keyboard to get to RP.  Have pity on them
Trinity_8
Posted: Dec 22, 2015 20:37
 

Can't help but think of "The Graduate" and the whole alienation angst of the seventies that nearly killed me
Trinity_8
Posted: Dec 22, 2015 20:36
 

Can't help but think of "The Graduate" and the whole alienation angst of the seventies that nearly killed me
 
bluejay08003
Posted: Dec 22, 2015 20:35
 

 LinThizzy wrote:
Always makes me said to recall that I was told the complete wrong interpretation the meaning of this song as a child..
It would have been nice to have had an honest discussion about the true facts of the world when I was young. 
 
You are leaving me hanging. What was this "complete wrong interpretation?" 
LinThizzy
(above all)
Posted: Dec 07, 2015 9:43
 

Always makes me said to recall that I was told the complete wrong interpretation the meaning of this song as a child..
It would have been nice to have had an honest discussion about the true facts of the world when I was young. 
admascott
Posted: Dec 07, 2015 9:39
 

who rates this song a 1?
johnybladex
Posted: Nov 21, 2015 11:30
 

{#Whistle}
Eric_Gustafsson
Posted: Oct 21, 2015 6:09
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Boy oh boy...these guys (whoever they are) are just copying the band, Arcade Fire.   

 
I wonder who is copying who?! {#Roflol}
idiot_wind
Posted: Sep 04, 2015 11:50
 

Boy oh boy...these guys (whoever they are) are just copying the band, Arcade Fire.   
blotto
(127.0.0.1)
Posted: Apr 15, 2015 13:40
 

Porcupine Tree to S&G
wtf
PhoenixArtDj
(Star Idaho)
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:43
 

Nice transition RP!
westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: Feb 11, 2015 8:46
 

Stingray,

Your mother is calling from the main floor.   
Stingray
Posted: Dec 27, 2014 7:06
 

 toonces wrote:
Still great after all these years...

 
To look back at this gem from a grandpa's perspective, as if it were a newly polished  antiquity is nothing but ridiculous and pathetic!

A comment from 70-plus year old conservative!

To have nothing to say about this pearl but this...?

SAD...!!!

 
Stingray
Posted: Dec 26, 2014 15:57
 

My first 15!
toonces
(North of Golden Gate and to the left)
Posted: Dec 10, 2014 17:23
 

Still great after all these years...
CoYoT51
(Lima, Perú.)
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:30
 

What's there problem with rhythm here???
Anyone knows why they let it recorded like this? Horrible rhythm!!!!!!!!
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Oct 26, 2014 22:07
 

The version without the overdubbed drums is the 10, so this one is a 9.
The drum-less version is in the RP library. 
deepgaze
(SSE of Paradise)
Posted: Aug 23, 2014 14:33
 

This one goes to 11.
gandalfbmg
(Thankfully now a little more than 3 mi from Paradise (Missouri))
Posted: Jul 07, 2014 11:49
 


westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: Jun 22, 2014 0:09
 

This one brings me back to the Chiloé archipelago in southern Chile.  An Argentine friend played it on a cassette player in his Peugot 504.  Late 1970s.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: May 23, 2014 12:30
 

 DaveInVA wrote:
Are they singing "The words of the subway are written on the proffits balls"? {#Stupid}

 
That would probably be Prophet's, and since they clearly say "subway walls" it is strongly suggested you get some closed caption device.  {#Cheesygrin}
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Apr 20, 2014 14:22
 

 ricerubberrolls wrote:
this is absolutely astounding

 
 it is