"There Goes Rhymin' Simon" may well be the Paul Simon album that best guarantees that you will find a song you love and a song you cannot stand among the four big hits: "Kodachrome," "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor," "American Tune," and "Loves Me Like A Rock." (As Groucho Marx once pointed out to an audience during the film "Animal Crackers," "They can't all be good. You have to expect that every once in a while"). From my side of the street I love "American Tune" and was happy it was performed at the Simon & Garfunkle Central Park concert because I always thought it was the Paul Simon song that was most like a Simon & Garfunkle song. Then "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor" is the one that gives me the willies every time I hear the beginning piano scales. Maybe it is a subconscious reminder of piano lessons, who knows. The cuteness pendulum swings back and forth between "Kodachrome" and "Loves Me Like A Rock" but they are clearly intended to be fun songs. In retrospect, "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" was another step in Simon's evolution as he went to great pains to redefine himself as a solo artist. Ironically, given that Simon often proved himself a master poet (e.g., "Sounds of Silence," "I Am a Rock," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," etc.), the album with a title focusing on the poetic side of the equation really does not offer up a first-rate example of the man's lyricism.