“In an album of disparities and disjointedness, ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’ is a model of coherence and qualified, tempered hope—slow, sad, suspect and nebulous, off-balance but redemptive nonetheless. You know why you feel the miracle and wonder of it all. The song may not have the dancing of the rest of the album, but what it has is something else.”
Adam Plunkett on Paul Simon’s Graceland.

“In an album of disparities and disjointedness, ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’ is a model of coherence and qualified, tempered hope—slow, sad, suspect and nebulous, off-balance but redemptive nonetheless. You know why you feel the miracle and wonder of it all. The song may not have the dancing of the rest of the album, but what it has is something else.”

Adam Plunkett on Paul Simon’s Graceland.

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