World: Graceland (1986) / Paul Simon
Taking influence from a myriad of South African musical styles, Graceland is unlike any other Paul Simon record. Supported by playful guitar tones, vocal acapella, and lively percussion, Graceland’s ambition realizes many memorable pop songs from both sides of the emotional spectrum. Those familiar with the band Vampire Weekend will no doubt see where their source of inspiration came from on this record.
FAV TRACK: DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES
By: Lucas Philipp