9 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This album is electric in every sense, a nervy jangle that finds a taunting Bob Dylan fronting a full-fledged rock band and shedding his folkie past. The title tune, “From a Buick 6,” and “Tombstone Blues” have more to do with garage-y American proto-punk than Help! or Rubber Soul, The Beatles’ releases that frame this album’s era. There may be nods to the blues (“It Takes a Lot to Laugh”) and his recent folk history (“Desolation Row”), but Dylan’s language intoxicates; it’s poetic, brilliantly snotty, and sometimes inscrutable.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

This album is electric in every sense, a nervy jangle that finds a taunting Bob Dylan fronting a full-fledged rock band and shedding his folkie past. The title tune, “From a Buick 6,” and “Tombstone Blues” have more to do with garage-y American proto-punk than Help! or Rubber Soul, The Beatles’ releases that frame this album’s era. There may be nods to the blues (“It Takes a Lot to Laugh”) and his recent folk history (“Desolation Row”), but Dylan’s language intoxicates; it’s poetic, brilliantly snotty, and sometimes inscrutable.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
551 Ratings
551 Ratings
Bella Cohen ,

Five Stars Aren't Enough

This is the best rock album ever recorded: the most articulate, most intelligent, most raucous, and most elusive songwriting of the past 50 years. Out of an amalgam of blues, rockabilly, and folk music, together with broad cultural references, modernist poetry, and a surprising sense of humor, Dylan creates one of the defining sounds of contemporary popular music and demonstrates the flexability and intellectual range of the popular song. If by some unfortunate set of circumstances you've never had the pleasure of listening to this record, do yourself a favor and download it now; as more than one reviewer writing here has said, this is music that can change your life, and your understanding of what music can express, for the better!!!!!

tommy1994 ,

bob dylan one of the greats

even though i am only 12 i respect bob dylan and his music if u like rap or alterantive this album probably isnt for u, but just sit down and listen to these songs 2-5times in a row and u will understand as i do the importance and greatness of bob dylan.I highly reccomend this album.

Summerleia ,

Bob Dylan

He's not a singer.
He's Bob Dylan.

One of the best Albums i've ever listened to in my short 14 years on earth.

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