Paul Simon

At a first listen, the SQ is excellent. Dynamic range is surprisingly broad considering these are Psalms. As I listened, Simon’s faith and hope were evident but confused at the same time. I’ll give it several more listens but just the SQ makes it a recommended purchase.
Dynamic range is surprisingly broad considering these are Psalms.
Dude. Some of the Psalms were rock 'n' roll! ;)

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Psalm 150: 3-5 (NIV)

Just read the NYT article. What does Jon Pareles know that we don’t? He practically puts Paul in his grave. Very strange. I can’t imagine Paul appreciates his premature obituary!
I agree with Parales that the overall theme is death, life’s meaning, etc., but I also agree with Mike T that life and hope are in there too. And just because he’s 81 years old doesn’t mean that he’s expecting to be gone soon.
He has been writing about themes of life’s meaning and death for quite a while. For example, the song “I Don’t Believe” on 2006’s Surprise album. He was 65 years old then. (I just turned 63 and am not planning my exit yet!)
Looks like Parales turns 70 this October, so maybe it’s more about his perspective than Paul’s!
P.S. I just took a look at the comments on the article - lots of views like those expressed here.