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The Times They Are A-Changin'

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Bob Dylan’s third album, his first to contain all original songs, reveals a revolutionary-minded 22-year-old leaning to the political and social. He’s his generation’s reporter on both the anthemic title song and the lamenting-yet-urgent “With God on Our Side.” On the heartbreaking “North Country Blues,” he tells of a wife who loses her loved ones to the town mine. Dylan’s genius here is how he blends complex ideas of poverty and racism with beat poetry and sturdy acoustic-folk traditions, while making it all easy to sing along to.

Customer Reviews

My High School days.

I was a senior in high school when this album came out. I loved it right away. I don't remember it being so sad, but I was much younger then ... now it rings so true, and the musicianship is much better than I remember. I don't know why the itunes reviewer seems so blasé about this album. It's better than that.


I like this... it's soft and it's brilliant. I'm really impressed. I never really paid attention to Bob Dylan until i heard this. it's a must have.

Powerful Stuff

This album came out well before my time and, as a teen, I never really paid attention to Bob Dylan. I guess I found his delivery to be irritating and not very "smooth". It wasn't until I took a roadtrip with my brothers a few years ago that I first really took the time to listen to the words behind the music. I must admit, I was blown away. Never before had I heard such masterful storytelling and "deep" lyrics. At once sorrowful as well as thought-provoking, this album haunted me long after it ended. I was instantly hooked. I have since listened to a lot more of Mr. Dylan's music, and still consider this my favorite of his albums (followed closely by "Blood on the Tracks"). They just don't make music like this anymore...


Born: May 24, 1941 in Duluth, MN

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to perform, thereby redefining the vocalist's role in popular music. As a musician, he sparked several genres of pop music, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock....
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