The introduction of folk-influenced artists such as Badly Drawn Boy and Kings Of Convenience triggers the inevitable re-emergence of their forefathers. Simon And Garfunkel were amongst the first to start the music which satisfied the whey-faced generation. Poetic, rhytmic and resolutely tuneful, the songs were also extremely short with much of the material on 1966's 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme' barely surpassing the two-minute mark, culminating in twelve songs that don't add up to half an hour; nevertheless there is little wasted time spent here. There's nursery rhyme-like tunefulness to 'The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)' and 'Cloudy' and surprisingly tougher 'message' material such as 'A Simple Desultory Philippic' and 'The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine' where the music industry and television are the respective targets. All of this is excellent, timeless material but it's the harmonies that stand out the most; just witness the interplay on 'Homeward Bound' and the instantly familiar but still irrefutably great 'Scarborough Fair/Canticle'. Top marks as well for the 'Dangling Conversation's' self-deprecating lyric of "Like a poem poorly written, We are verses out of rhythm, Couplets out of rhyme, In syncopated time". They weren't of course and this is as good an indication as any that the twosome used to be on a very equal wavelength with each other.