So .. what does
Rolling Cone think about Mr Simon?
"Still Crazy after All These Years" is the album's best song because it is the only one that successfully breaks through the stylistic barrier between Simon's subject matter and its natural implications and confronts both artist and audience directly. There is a poignancy and openness about its first verse that is charming. Mike Brecker's saxophone solo throbs with passion, and for once the writer's sensibility is determined by the fierceness of his will rather than his fussy fashionableness.
There is something ominous about the disparity between Simon and Phil Ramone's typically elaborate, creamy production and the downbeat theme of the album. Even Simon's overextended sense of irony cannot—indeed, may not want to—resolve the discrepancy. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" is a complex. ironic song whose verses probe deeply into a unique situation of adultery: seduction disguised as therapy. Disappointingly, it suffers an attack of terminal cuteness during its facile chorus, which scans like an ad for Cosmopolitan
. ~ [Source Rolling Stone 1975
] (Sometimes, [most times] Rolling Stone just don't get it, do they?)
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (We only like the song Graceland) and the Album ranked at (Graceland again :p)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 76.5 out of 108