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The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

1963

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The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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3.66

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Really up my alley, don't know why I hadn't jumped into Bob Dylan's discography. That guitar strumming, that lyricism. His voice is full of emotion and carries the words so well. BUT? He sounds nasally as FUCK. An acquired taste that I have not entirely acquired.

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5

Not my favourite Dylan album, but holds a lot of magic. So self-assured and pure. Hard Rain has been a huge influence. Don't Think Twice is one of my favourite love songs ever.

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5

Another Dylan master class for his second album more blues and less folk, less biblical and some really profound lyrics when everyone else was singing about taking girls to discos. For a point of reference 1963 was the same year Cliff Richard released “summer holiday”. This is why Bobby D was a groundbreaking artist, maybe not the most technically gifted musician but his lyrics are more like poetry and will go down in history as great feats of English literature. In my opinion this album goes beyond music.

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5

Difficult to actually hear as I know the album so well, for so many years. Struck by the skillful way he uses his voice - variety of accents, young/old, the rhythm, the poetry.

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5

Bob turns up proper on his second album. Finger pointing protesting love/hate songs. This album sounds like it's going to be friendly with the finger picking acoustic and down home folky couple on the front, but it picks you up by the ear and kicks you in the balls. After that, if you still don't like it it means you haven't been paying attention. Best Tracks: Girl From The North Country; Don't Think Twice It's All Right; Talkin' World War 3 Blues

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5

Oh yeah, this feels iconic - you can definitely see how Dylan captured the zeitgeist of the times. Most of these songs could be dropped into the soundtrack of a scene and instantly paint a picture of 60s cultural tumult... Fave track - toss up between "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and "Masters of War"

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5

This is where Dylan began to establish himself as a serious songwriter and accidentally ended up changing songwriting itself. Starts incredibly strongly with the first three songs being absolutely timeless pillars of music that will last through the ages. It's almost as if Dylan was a human version of the monolith from "2001: A Space Odyssey" and everyone who came into contact with his music began to evolve after listening to it. He's still in the shadow of Woody Guthrie here when he wants to be, but at this point I think it's more to temper the sheer power that is pouring out of him with something more down to earth.

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No. No Bob Dylan. I can't stand the sound of his voice, I can't stand the fawning hero worship, I can't stand his terrible paintings. I flatly refuse to even entertain the suggestion of listening to this. No.

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5

Superb

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5

Great vibes, maybe good driving, good background, great sound quality, 87%

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5

Only got to half. But enjoyed it. Felt like maybe I was the wrong generation though.

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5

Heard before incredibly decent and fine

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5

A damn fine album

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5

Dylan's a great storyteller and now I wanna buy a harmonica, this Aussie gives it five Kanos from Mortal Kombat out of five.

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5

Classic album, I’ve heard most of it before. Girl from the north country w cash is better.

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5

What a classic!

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5

i don't care if i sound shallow but this is one of the best albums of all time sure his lyrics are dense and it's kinda pompous but u just gotta roll wit it

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5

Either the second or third song with the long harmonica

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5

All-time favourite. Everybody must listen to The Freewheelin'.

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5

Que disco tan agradable, lleno de canciones clásicas y de contenido poderoso. Cuando todavía no se le atoraba la nariz y todavía cantaba sin maullidos tan pronunciados; eso de entrada ayuda mucho. Las canciones perfectos ejemplos del rock folk más puro y bien hecho, melodías extraídas perfectamente del Mississippi, Pantanos y los Montes Apalaches con letras totalmente modernas para su tiempo, hablando desde mujeres, protesta, humor, derechos civiles, discursos políticos y hasta letras que a veces son demasiado perdidas en su propio mensaje y solo dejan confundido. Un álbum que no solo tiene la importancia de haber iniciado todo un movimiento y la carrera de quien (queriendo o no) fue un portavoz de una generación, sino que también ha envejecido con muchísima gracia y se sigue escuchando tremendamente bien. La amplitud de temas en las canciones, los cambios al cantar entre amores perdidos a sentimientos de verdadera devastación por la sociedad de su tiempo reflejan muy bien los tiempos tan difíciles y cambiantes que había. Tendría un detalle en que ciertas canciones se sienten de creación improvisada en su letra (p. ej. Bob Dylan's Blues) al punto en que no solo son difíciles de seguir, sino que a veces me dejan con una gran interrogación flotando arriba de la cabeza sobre qué trataban. Decir que es un disco excelente e importante se queda corto. Creo que sin duda es un disco que debería estar calificado al menos dentro de los 50 (si no es que 20) mejores discos de la historia. Sin banda, solo con una guitarra y una armónica es una postal perfecta de cómo era el mundo en ese momento y cómo estaba por cambiarse mucho en la manera de pensar y la trayectoria tanto de la música como de la sociedad.

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5

Classic

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5

lit ass album

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5

Poesía musicada. Espectacular

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It sure is music.

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5

Not my favourite album but it's classic Bob Dylan ffs 5/5

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5

of course its great!

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5

Five all day long. Can understand those who don't like his voice but to write songs of the lyrical power of Masters of War; Hard Rain; BITW at what must have been 21/22 is mind-blowing. Impressive and depressing in equal measure.

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5

Yep

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5

U already no

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5

Can't say much about this one. Beautiful music

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5

My favourite Bob Dylan album, with my favourite track: Masters of War.

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5

Amazing album; Hard rains a comin, girl from the north country, and Bob Dylans blues among my favorites.

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5

Premium groß - vor allem hard rain

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5

Weltklasse

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5

Every song goes hard. One of my favourite albums.

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5

Possibly Bob Dylan's best album before he went electric and a personal favorite of mine. 9.4/10 Best Tracks: "Blowin' in the Wind" "Girl from the North Country" "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" "Bob Dylan's Dream"

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5

Great, just great

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5

Took a song or two to get used to his style, but once I did I love it.

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5

4th favorite Dylan album which still is a no-brainer 5 star choice. Even if the 2nd side is quite a bit weaker than side 1...that side 1; WOW

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5

27th August 2021 Was supposed to listen on Friday but had bad side effects from Covid jab the day before. Listened on Saturday morning while getting the house cleaned up before Gareth came round and watched Liverpool Chelsea. Dylan before the cycism set in. Beautiful, passionate and intelligent.

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5

Folk masterpiece. One of Dylan's best from the 60s. Some of the second half tracks are very... Dylan-y, perhaps too Dylan-y. 9/10 1. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall 2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 3. Bob Dylan's Dream

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5

It is a 5, however there are some notes -we all know there is an inferior cover -is masters of war THAT good a song -don’t think twice and hard rain gonna fall are AMAZINg songs

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5

Classic. To carry 95 of the album with just a guitar is incredible. Everything is right; lyrics, melody, balance of ‘heavy’ to ‘light.’

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5

Quel Album incroyable. On dirait un album qui pourrait changer le monde ou du moins amener un peu de paix. C'est un classique des classique. Il n'y a pas de mauvais moment pour écouter cela . 5/5

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5

What artist fills this album? What poetry? Blowing in the Wind is a standard for the ages; Masters of War takes its place in the ranks of angry, powerful protest songs; Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right is a charming, elegant song; Corrina, Corrina a

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5

Perfection.

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5

Love this album, really good early raw Dylan with a lot of classics, just him and his guitar

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5

This is one of the best albums ever made. His voice was really peak and the songs are of a cleverness and creative quality few artists match

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5

Brutal.

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5

Not my favorite of Dylan’s early all acoustic stuff (that would be The Times They Are A-Changin’) and a tad inconsistent, but “Blowin In The Wind,” “Girl From The North Country,” “Masters Of War,” “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” are among the greatest songs ever written.

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5

A masterpiece from, perhaps, the greatest song writer.

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5

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right remains a favorite for me

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5

Blues, folk and protest rock combine on this iconic album.

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5

Really good Dylan. Can't believe he was in his early 20s. 9/10

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5

9/10. I think this might be my favorite Bob Dylan album so far. It's nice to not have any ridiculously songs, and a lot of the songwriting here felt less rambley than many of his songs, though that's hard to quantify.

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5

classic

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5

Superb. Listened to it twice!

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5

So much warm and breadth from a voice and a guitar. His words are an orchestra.

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5

I don’t really have anything to say about this album that hasn’t been said by many people. It’s in the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress, for Pete’s sake. There are better Dylan albums, but this is a better album than most artists will ever dream of making. It’s an important marker of the era in which it was made, but also a timeless work of art. Fave Songs (All songs from most to least favorite): Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Girl from the North Country; Blowin' in the Wind; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Masters of War; Corrina, Corrina; Bob Dylan's Dream, Talkin' World War III Blues, Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance; Oxford Town, Down the Highway; I Shall Be Free

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5

The messages in the protest songs remain as strong as they did when the album was released.

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5

What an album! Banger after banger. I love Bob Dylan but this is especially fantastic

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5

Another album I already own on Vinyl, one of my favourites!

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5

What an album! Knew a Bob Dylan offering wouldn't disappoint .

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5

And so it did happen like it could have been foreseen The timeless explosion of fantasy's dream At the peak of the night, the king and the queen Tumbled all down into pieces - Ballad in Plain D (the other side of Bob Dylan)

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5

Yep.

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5

Marvelous!

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5

This Dylan album gives everyone something to love. Rock, folk, politics, swagger. All encompassed in incredible music sensibilities and outstanding lyrics. Just wow.

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5

Loved listening to this!

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5

Perfect folk album

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This is obviously a landmark album. It’s not necessarily Dylan’s most enjoyable but the significance is undeniable.

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Best folk album of the 60s

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5

A great record! It's got two stellar break-up songs, "Blowin' in the Wind" is one of Dylan's most iconic songs, "Bob Dylan's Dream" is great but heartbreaking, and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" is epic, despite the limited instrumentation. At 50 minutes, it could have been a little shorter, but I personally don't think it overstays its welcome, even if I don't really like "Down the Highway" or "Bob Dylan's Blues" all that much.

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5

I'm not the greatest fan of Dylan and I'm not alone in thinking I should like him but don't. I appreciate how hugely influential he was at the time but he grates after a while and gets a bit samey and again I'm not alone in this. Maybe the issue lies with me being spoilt by 58 years of ever more technically advanced and innovative music since this and I'm comparing it on the same level? I mean it's like listening to a recording of Robert Johnson and saying "He can't sing and his guitar goes right through me". Some things deserve respect.

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5

Here it is, finally! I'm not sure if this is my favorite Dylan album, but I knew it was only a matter of time until we got one that is a five star for me. This is easily one of my favorites from Bobby boy. It's that early, folksy style that I love, even veering into blues territory. There's a few classic bangers on here like "Blowin in the Wind" and "Don't Think Twice It's Alright," but the depth is extremely rewarding. I love the story-telling Dylan over acoustic guitar and some harmonica here and there, long before he expired. Take "Down the Highway" for example, just a long blues progression with a story and that repeated, lilting vocal inflection is just so addictive to me. He sounds like he's a thousand years old, like the mysterious man singing "O Death" in O Brother Where Art Thou. As much as I rag on Bob Dylan for some of his later stuff (I've given one of his albums a one star already), he's really an incredible songwriter and musician, and this album is one I will always champion. One of the best. Favorite tracks: Don't Think Twice It's Alright, Corinna Corinna, Down the Highway, Girl from the North Country, Talking World War III Blues, I Shall Be Free. Album art: One of his must unassuming. Of course I've seen it a million times, but it doesn't leave much of an impression. I like that humility. Is that Corinna he's walking with? Is she from the north country? 5/5

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5

This is where the mythologizing of Bob Dylan begins. In only fifty minutes, he conveys the spirit of an upcoming tidal wave of deep seated unrest, rebellion and questioning of authority figures and anointed deities. This album is just one of the cracks in the facade that was the conceived aura of the then-present, Bob's voice being the thundering sensation that roused the generation that venerated him. Essential listening.

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5

[Heard Before] (+) Girl From The North Country Masters of War Down the Highway Bob Dylan’s Blues A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right Bob Dylan’s Dream Talkin’ World War III Blues Corrina, Corrina (-)

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5

A poet and musician. Amazing album by one of the greats.

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5

Stone cold classic! As good today as it ever was.

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Butts

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4

Classic slice of Zimmerman. Went on to make better albums, but this early number is archetypal Dylan for the purists!

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4

I like the message in so many of these songs, definitely worth it for the lyrics. Folk country sounding.

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more of a 9/10 really

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A classic. Sparse, full of Dylan's wit, and contains what I consider some of his best songs. Favorite tracks: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", "Masters of War", "Girl From the North Country"

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4

Great album

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4

great album many classic on 1 album

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4/4.5

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loved the ballad song form, very simple background music wise which makes it even more beautiful.

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Morning Coffee/Tea music. Sitting outside on a porch or in the woods and watching the world wake up. Feels like a chilly morning sunrise.

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My feelings regarding Bob Dylan are incredibly complex. On the one hand, I am aware that his music and unique sound revolutionized music and influenced so many. On the other, he stole much of his music from Appalachian artists, sounds repetitive, and can be annoying. This is likely his best album, however.

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4

Good album great lyrics. Can get a bit repetitive.

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Spent more time listening to the lyrics as I wasn’t working this time and they are incredible. The music I do find repetitive throughout though

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I loved a lot of the romantic songs on this record, it feels really freeing and original, clearly one of Dylan's best efforts. "Girl from the North Country" is the best of the bunch imo but there are loads of classic Dylan songs on here!

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4

graaaande dylan

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4

It was a fine album, just not necessarily my cup of tea

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4

You can feel the raw emotion on a lot of these tracks. This once again reminds me of how produced new music is. You're not hearing the bests of thousands of takes that are strung together and heavily edited, tweeked, and fixed. You're hearing what's probably the first take, warts and all. I'm imagining what it would be like if this was released today. Not with the references to Kennedy, but a modern poet with a guitar writing folk songs that capture the imagination of a generation I find it curious how this track ages. There are so many references to the culture that these tracks were made in that some are universal and timeless, and others you have to google the lyrics to figure out what he's talking about What does a rating mean in this instance? How do you rate an album like the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan? It's a great album, a bulwark in time, with many great songs on it. 4/5?

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4

What a legend, once again! So many hits on the same album, and such genius writing. If it mere a bit more musically interesting, I'd probably give it a 5

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Eld

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Alright

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Surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did - never gave Dylan a critical listen before. 4 stars, Bobby. Well done.

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I get what all the fuss is for

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that must've been amazing to hear in 1963. pretty awesome now.

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very glad I have given this a proper listen again. Dylan is a legend

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Always knew Dylan was the protest song guy, but never knew how ANGRY he could get. Love it. Screw the fat cats!

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Classic

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4

Bob's got soul oozing out of every chord he strum strum strums. 7/10

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les paroles de la contre-culture et du changement qui curieusement sont encore d'actualité ce sont ses début pour devenir légende accompli

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Enjoyed a bit of Bob. Once again I was reminded of my grandad, who regularly played the harmonica. Even my youthful Uncle John doesn't really pick up his guitar or banjo any more. A grandad himself, his light is fading. The politics in Bob's lyrics are dated and, in some ways, have lost their relevance, but still a good listen

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4

I don't hate Bob Dylan

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7/10

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Classic

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Love this but it's been a while

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Good

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An old favorite!

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Superb

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4

His second studio album and in my opinion beaten only by Blonde On Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited.

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4

bob released this when he was 22. twenty fuckin two and it has masters of war, blowing in the wind, girl from the north county and don't think twice. Some filler, granted, but easily 8.8/10. And it's probably only my 5th or 6th favourite dylan album.

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4

Really good, but doesn't have the high points of some of his later stuff

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4

Actually really fun and catchy, even though I'm never in the mood to hear Bob Dylan

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bobby D and the story songs!!!!

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4/5 A lot better than I thought it would be. Modern singer/songwriters owe Dylan a lot.

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4

Good simple rendering of Dylan's signature voice and guitar sound. Blowing in the Wind is my fave. Some are not as good. Good for background while working or crafting.

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4

Ok

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Nice

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4

Good if you like folk, some fun and clever tracks

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4

Great album - you can hear the influence in several of the lyrics that have been borrowed or interpolated over the years in music and culture. Tons of important protest songs.

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4

A classic. It's not a surprise to me that Dylan is considered one of the best songwriters of all time.

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4

Great album to start, always liked Dylan but never properly listened to him. Don't think twice it's alright was my favourite.

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4

Will always relish a chance to listen again to this.

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4

Not my favourite Dylan album but enough to warrant a great review, there are 5 or 6 absolute masterpieces on this album but a couple in the second half that I can easily avoid. A Hard Rains Gonna Fall & Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright are always welcome.

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First time listening: 10/13 songs liked I don't know what it is, but I freaking love Bob Dylan. lyrics aside, which elevates his songs to another level, his form for simple folk melody and guitar picking is intimate and relatable. Some out-of-tune strings on some songs, but I'm just being picky. 5 songs saved

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4

Great lyrics and very easy to listen to.

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4

-I like the jamming harmonica on "Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance" -All of it sounded exactly how you'd expect Bob Dylan to sound, some guitar playing with Bob Dylan talking/singing lol

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4

I like Bob Dylan anyway but had only listened to anthologies. I liked this but there were definitely stronger and weaker tracks.

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4

Really relaxing music with a flavour of sadness Cool use of the guitar and accordion 4/5

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4

A classic album that gets better with a second listen. It reminds me that I should listen more to Bob Dylan, still haven't listened to the other studio albums at all.

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4

Classic bluesy country rock. Classic Dylan.

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4.25

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Early Bob Dylan is the best and this still stands as one of the best for me.

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4

2nd half lags a little but a classic

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Don't think twice, it's alright. always so beautiful

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I've always like Bob Dylan songs, but I never really go out of my way to listen to them. Despite his niche voice, his songs are very endearing when combined with his acoustic guitar and harmonica, and despite him being so influential on music, these songs still sound fresh which just goes to show how important good songwriting is. That all being said, I think that there are other Bob Dylan records that I will like more than this one. It's pretty good, but I have a feeling there is better Dylan out there. Highlights: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, and 13.

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Este disco no es mi estilo musical, pero sí se disfruta para estar descansando y escuchando lo que dice el gran Bob

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4

solid. Needs more listens.

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4

Amazing songwriting over folksy instrumentation. Standout Tracks: Blowin' In The Wind, Girl From the North Country, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Talkin' World War III Blues, Corrina Corrina, I Shall Be Free

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4

De onde vem o hit Blowin in the Wind, realmente era como o álbum teria que começar. E tem também master of War.

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4

have to be in the right mood for Dylan. I can see the appeal and love some of his lyrics and his energy. 4* for the high points outnumbering the tedious.

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4

This was the album that made Dylan a hero to a certain section of the American public, via his mature acoustic guitar and his even more mature lyrics. There are better Dylan albums but this is the one with the best lyrics.

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4

1st one! Was pretty good, listened while playing arena, maybes would’ve given 5 if listened to lyrics more.

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Just exactly what you should be expecting. The anti war American hippy folk album

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not bad, can't believe he was 22 when this was released

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The album that kicked off Dylan's career as a genius songwriter. A pure folk album with blues underlying several of them. Most are based on traditional folk tunes through the centuries. Lyrics cover themes of nuclear war and heartbreak among others. We have some of the most influential songs of all time on this album, starting off with the protest anthem "Blowin in the Wind." So simple yet so powerful, with a juxtaposition between the clear visibility or ambiguity of the wind symbolism. Another protest song "Masters of War" gets increasingly intense and confrontational, what I consider to be a precursor of where Dylan will take music. But that's not the most morbid song. That goes to "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," one of the most complex songs in his repertoire. The song is full of a hundred stories, contrasting the experiences of an apocalyptic world, whether frightening, pitiful, or innocent in the face of fallout. I love how he just goes on and on. The next side gives us another masterpiece, "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right." My favorite part is how we learn more about our protagonist and his relationship with his ex (with some ambiguity). More than just a simple breakup song. There's something special when a songwriter can get us to change our judgments of the story as the song progresses. Tracks flow really well. All the songs are well written. Although I felt the more blues songs were on the weak side. Album dragged on longer than necessary, but the choice of closing track was good, ending on a lighter note.

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4

Bien, pero no es de mis favoritos

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4

Enjoyed this more than I though I would. Sometimes his voice just irks me, but not this time.

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4

Having heard some of the songs before, after listening to the whole album I think Dylan's Nobel win is a bit more reasonable.

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4

Liked this much more than Time Out Of Mind

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4

Some total classics, some songs I could take or leave

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Bob Dylan is the type of artist that that has so much material to dive into, it's pretty intimidating for the uninitiated as to where to start. Invariably in these cases, people start with greatest hits compilations, and then it becomes difficult to assess individual albums because you've listened to all the bangers in one place. That said, this albums first track became the anthem for an entire decade. So..... props for that

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4

I really like this one

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Folk songs

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Great songwriting.

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4

Voice of a generation? Voice of a duck farting in a space suit more like.

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Little Robert Zimmerman, eh. Definitely sounds like a duck farting in a spacesuit.

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Bob Dylan is always a great listen, what a magnificent storyteller but in this case, the bare bones acoustic background music just left one wanting a bit more

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The greatest storyteller and by all accounts the first rapper. The only difference is instead of beats, it is an acoustic guitar and harmonica. Incredible and legendary songs. A but more dynamics would make this a 5 star like his electrical debut, but an amazing piece of songwriting work.

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8/10

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The first Bob Dylan album I've drawn on this list, and it runs right back to the blooming of his career, with a set of razor-sharp songs that cut to the bone. At once concise and sprawling, playful and venomous, "Freewheelin'" is magic. Young Bob must have shaken the folk scene inside out here, creating a book of new standards with a set of originals (some arrangements lifted from existing folk songs). It's incredible to think that "Blowin' In The Wind", "Don't Think Twice...", "Masters of War" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" all bloomed from the same album, and for most of the world it was the first they'd heard of this promising young enigma. All four are amazing songs with no case to argue, so I don't feel much need to eulogise about them further... except to say that for me, "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" is the clear standout- dense, dramatic, foreboding and still rendered somewhat ambiguous by its major-key singalong quality. Is that rising chorus doom-laden, cathartic, triumphant? No idea, but it's fun as hell to join in. There are some other great concise works on here worthy of mention: "Oxford Town" zips by in protest and muted anger, while serving as one of the record's catchiest songs. "Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance" demonstrates a yo-yoing, flexing vocal and some energetic guitar work, even if it doesn't showcase the record's typical lyrical depth. Some of the lesser material appears throwaway by comparison: "Bob Dylan's Dream", "Bob Dylan Blues" and "I Shall Be Free" paint a picture of a freewheelin' artist having a lot of fun, but don't capture the intensity of the other work, only hinting at the surreal stream of consciousness masterworks that would be yet to come. "Talkin' World War III Blues" does the talkin' blues style best and renders these other tracks obsolete by comparison. The few duds aside, "Freewheelin'" is a stunning portrait of Dylan the folk artist: he really did have the world at his fingertips here, armed with no more than his lyrics, an acoustic guitar and some harmonica. For a moment listening to this album, I can sympathise slightly with the outraged "Judas" crying folkies in '65. Even when the drums and bass enter the mix on "Corrina, Corrina", it feels slightly jarring: was it strictly needed here? There's no doubt that this is a masterpiece in folk music and deserves to be remembered as such. While it's a clear 9/10 for me personally, I also much prefer the work Dylan would go onto just two years later, so I'll keep this one at a four.

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Decent album, the lyrics definitely stand out and it's the kind of thing that I could possibly go back to revisit, yes.

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8/10

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I can see why he is considered a legend.

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A true classic with some great songs on it. Gets a little samey, but it's early Dylan doing his thing.

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Very much a defining album in music history. I'm glad to have heard it. I don't believe it will make it into my daily rotation, but will probably listen back to some of the tracks.

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Decent album - recognised quite a few tunes on it

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the king

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Vive le folk tous mes homies détestent le folk

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Nice acoustic folk and blues from beginning to end with a good portion of truely great songs. Very accessable to listen to as well. Blowin in the Wind was my favourite.

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excelentes letras e contém um de seus maiores clássicos (blowin in the wind), mas um pouco repetitivo pra se curtir sem prestar atenção nas letras.

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Fantastic. Only not 5 because I'm not a great fan of goofy Bob, evident on a couple of tracks, and he's made several other albums that are 5.

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24.02.22 was one hell of a day to get an album with "Masters of War" and "Talkin' World War III Blues"

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"Masters of War" is appropriate for the times.

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Wow, nearly 60 years old now this album. The classics are Blowin in the Wind and Don't Think Twice, probably two of my favourite Dylan tracks, and Hard Rain. Some great lyrics of course and the odd hint of rockabilly. Only his second album so not quite into his stride but well worth a listen.

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Don't Think Twice It's Alright may be the best Dylan song. The others were very good too.

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Great poetry storytelling. Very bare and stripped back guitar playing. It's all about the storytelling. Brilliant.

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Really pleasant sounding at times, and rather sinister at others; Bob Dylan's second album is a showcase of his lyrical talent at such a young age. Melody-wise it can start to blend together, however there's something here for everyone.

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This album is like a singer songwriter wiki. Got all the elements you want. Bobs voice defines him but i also can be a deal breaker some songs it fits some don't. But overall good listen

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4/5

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oh nice, I’ve been going through Bob Dylan’s discography anyway, but it’s nice to give this album another listen for what it’s worth he did start out very talented but this is only the beginning, 8/10

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I really enjoyed this album. Will def listen again and as an enjoyed of horrid midwest emo vocals the singing was right up my alley :D

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I fuck with Bob Dylan lowkey. Very chill and nice. Music for the love of music.

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Great lyricism and playing as usual for Bob Dylan. Fantastic album.

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Bob Dylan showcases how good of a storyteller he is once again in this album, even if he gets a tad too preachy at times.

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I think this is the first album by Dylan that I actually enjoyed as a whole. The tone of the album fits his voice better and for once I could focus on the lyrics without being (too) overwhelmed by the harmonica.

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Easy listening

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Un essentiel à écouter. Pas mon préféré par contre, mais Blowin’ in the wind est tellement bonne et importante. J’ajoute une étoile juste pour cette pièce.

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Great

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Veldig bra, men ikkje hans beste. Ingen dårlige sanger, men når ikkje høydene til et par av de andre albumene hans.

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my least favorite Great Bob Dylan album.

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"Blowin in The Wind", and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" are probably two of the best songs ever written. They are accompanied by other greats such as the protest song "Masters of War". It's amazing to hear one man a guitar and a harmonica create so much colour and atmosphere. I struggled not to give it 5 stars but I need to leave room for Highway 61 and Blonde on Blonde so 4 it is

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i realized now that for me, bob dylan songs are nice to the ears but i need full concentration to make sense of things. will try to re-listen to these, giving 3 stars for now

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Closer to a 3.5. Its a pretty one dimensional, but theres lots of classics here. The album also serves as a cool historical document for the US during the early 60s, which I find very interesting.

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idk not really my type, should probably listen again tho

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1963. Key Songs: Blowin' in the Wind, Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

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It was Bob Dylan. It was okay.

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It's Bob Dylan. I dunno, my favorite song is still Don't think twice. But I didn't dislike it. His voice is annoying sometimes.

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3.5 | Aunque tiene algunas de las muy populares de Dylan, me gusta mucho más el feeling del 'Blonde on Blonde'. Me gustan mucho 'Corrina, Corrina' y 'A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall' pero las muy políticas no tanto. También es interesante pensar que este disco salió a meses de distancia del 'Please Please Me' the The Beatles y cómo son cosas radicalmente distintas en el mismo momento.

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Disco de cajón y de los mejores Se nota el acento sureño muy marcado y el folk icónico de la época

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Nice.

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Not bad, would not actively listen to this album, but not a bad listen Fave Song from Album: Corina, Corina

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Best midwestern

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Some good songs here.

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Clearly a great album. Listened while working and it all kinda blended together.

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3 half stars

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This is less annoying to me than Blond on Blond. Blowing in the Wind has become a cliche so it's hard to take it seriously. Love Don't Think Twice. Oxford Town was a new song for me and so was I Shall Be Free, which was pretty amusing. I don't hate it but it's also really hard to listen to 50 minutes of Bob Dylan at this point in my life.

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starts mellow but picks up

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Folk classic. Kind blended together, but classic lyrics

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Je dois avouer que mon amour pour Forrest Gump a un impact sur l'attachement que j'ai pour Bob Dylan. Mes classiques de cet album restent Blowin' in the wind et Don't think twice, it's all right. Je reconnaitrais l'harmonica et la guitare parmis le plus grand des festivals tellement le son lui est propre. Je préfère l'écouter avec parcimonie car l'effet un peu cacanne peut me gosser à la longue. Heureusement, cet effet s'est un peu dissipé avec les années!

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More usa

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Muy Dylan. Armonioso y con banjo

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3.5 - Interesting as a window into Dylan's evolution as an artist with a singular voice. Besides "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Don't Think Twice...", Dylan sounds like a parrot - a young mind eagerly absorbing a broad array of influences and regurgitating them, sometimes reimagining and reworking certain elements.

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Fair

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Lots of harmonica

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Some good stuff and some bits that just passed me by.

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Yeah! Like this 👌

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Not a favourite. Prefer his late 60's stuff.

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I always feel Dylan stays too in his lane with his albums. Some fantastic songs, but listening to full albums make them all feel very same-y.

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every dylan album to me has jarring highs and lows. for some reason this morning i lack the patience for the lows. hes made for best ofs

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3.5/5 I will have to listen to this again at some point of my life again and figure if I like it or not.

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Hmmm. Very important / influential, key songs, some beautiful music - would I listen again though?

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Bob Dylan is just not my cup of tea I find

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'Don't think twice it's alright' is the most passive-aggressive song I have ever heard 😅

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The album the full of folk acoustic music with good melodic man's vocal.

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I recognize the artistic and societal impact this album had on other performers in the 1960s, and I enjoyed the window into this bit of history. The music, however, was not my cup of tea.

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Stunning in parts, tedious in others. Like a lot of Dylan album this is a mix of Dylan I like and Dylan I tolerate. Some incredible tracks on here though, Masters of War in particular the highlight for me.

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I understand for song writing he’s the man and I totally get that... I just don’t think I’m into Dylan and I want to be! It just sounds like a bunch of rambling to me.

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Wow this'll be the first time I listen to a Dylan album all the way through. This is gonna be like listening to Bright Eyes in that there's not a lot going on with the music, its just all about the lyrics. Never really been my style. But the music is ok at least. Down the Highway is some super bluesy soulful shit. Not bad but overall just not my thing. I think I need to go through a singer/songwriter phase to get into this.

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i enjoyed about half of the songs, they just all sounded very similar toward the back end

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Bob Dylan is quite hit and miss for me, especially lyrically, but also, the heavy use of harmonica and his vocal style. I liked tracks 1-3 and 7.

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Maybe it's the speakers I use but I always find the harmonica is a bit too loud on his records. I appreciate the lyrics however, I'm a bigger of his records that have more diverse song structures, such as Highway 61 revisited.

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Its not exactly my type of music but it would be a sin to give Bob Dylan a bad rating. A Classic.

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I will never understand the appeal bob dylan has. I suppose if this were the 60s I may get it. With that said the 1st 2 tracks are good and it does make me feel sentimental

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I can't listen to a full Bob Dylan album before his voice starts to get annoying.

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Sounds exactly like I’d expect a Bob Dylan album to sound

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It's alright, sure is Bob Dylan. His music is pleasant but not especially exciting, I can't say I completely understand why he's so famous

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Its Bob goodness Guitar sounds so warm kinda like a log fire for the ears Can't deny his songwriting one bit

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Not his best work

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Stunning in parts, tedious in others. Like a lot of Dylan album this is a mix of Dylan I like and Dylan I tolerate. Some incredible tracks on here though, Masters of War in particular the highlight for me.

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Less rock and blues and much more folky than other albums of his I have listened to. A bit samey but prefer Dylans vocals on this album.

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Oh hey, more Bob Dylan...

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It's Bob. It's Good. 3/5.

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It's great folk rock, not really my bag but I can appreciate the musicianship and lyric writing

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The era when guitar tuning wasn’t all that important - lyrics shine and the songwriting was simple and direct.

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Dylan should write songs not sing them. A bit too folk for me as well

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Aburrido.

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Fav new track: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

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3.5

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Blowin in the Wind. A Classic. The rest of the album isn't varied enough to retain attention.

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classic Dylan folky rock 3.5

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Likely to be my top Dylan album. Most songs are shorter, while still showing his excellent songwriting. His singing style is present, but not yet the caricature it eventually becomes

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I had low expectations but it exceeded them! Like the lyrics!

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couple of belters some alright filler. just another one of those ones.

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Already somewhat familiar with this album, I only got about 80% through it. Not crazy about early Dylan but there are obviously some classics here.

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Pretty good, lots of harmonica. One recognized song

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Genre: Contemporary Folk 3/5 Bob Dylan is, and forever will be, one of the most influential musicians of all time, and is considered a monarch to many in the industry. His influence knows no bounds, and his songs are loved by all ages from all ages. But for me, this all feels to me like one big show. Let me explain. I’m a little in the Zappa camp. By that I mean this folky sound coming from somebody who doesn’t have that cultural background, always sounds a little forced, a little bland, and a little fake to me. However, it is very easy to listen to, and of all Dylan projects I’ve listened to, this is probably my favorite. If you’re into this sort of thing, this’ll be right up your ass. For me, I’ll stick to the heavier stuff.

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Three-wheeling Bob Dylan

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Patchy, some great stuff... then some tripe. Seems to be the way of most of Dylan's albums unfortunately.

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Just not a Dylan fan

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Hit or miss Dylan for me, a few good tracks but the rest I could leave.

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Just listened to "Bringing It All Back Home" so I can't help but compare them, and although this is a good album it doesn't measure up. Obviously "Blowin in the Wind" is an undeniable classic and a powerful, timeless song. The album slows down immediately after that and becomes hit and miss throughout - just had trouble staying engaged with it because of its rambliness.

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I think I enjoyed it but not so much due to its soft nature , I guess I am in a different mood but Bob Dylan is a great musician and a legend , I do love some of his songs <3

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Did not rock my socks off but it’s better than Knockin on Heavens door and almost as good as the man in me. I had a good time.

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Marvelous lyrics. Great folk guitar and harmonica. Regretful yet distinctive voice....

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Ægte historiefortælling, blues, akustisk, råt

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j'ai quand même save 2 chansons

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Bonne ambiance.

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Kolejny Dylan na liscie, drugi album z dyskografii tego hamerykanskiego barda i pierwszy ktorym zaskoczyl szersza widownie skillsami lirycysty, bo na poprzedniej plycie spiewal glownie klasyki folka, a ten krazek zawiera tylko jednego tradycjonalnego songa, jest to corrina, corrina, reszta to autorskie kompozycje utrzymane w klimatach folkowych zaspiewane w akompaniamencie akustyka i harmonijki ustnej trzymanej na homoncie, jak przystalo na folkowego barda, raczej nigdy nie stawialem zbyt wysoko tej plyty w dyskografii dylanowej, glownie ze wzgledu na to, ze jakos nie ma na niej fragmentow zapadajacych w pamiec, cudacznych historii, okraszonych czarnym humorem, czy czegos dotykajacego czlowieka tam gdzie akurat trzeba, jest o wiele bardziej moralizatorsko, a album z okresu zauroczenia lewa strona mocy, co jest przedstawione na okladce, wiec bedzie o prawach czleka i prawach obywatelskich, wojnach i robieniu milosci, wiec cala paleta narzedzi wieszcza pokolenia, ale jednak ten 49 minutowy material nie jest tym po co zazwyczaj siegam do Dylanowej dyskografii, dodatkowo od strony technicznej jest dosc kulawo, bo plyta z 62 i nagrywana na mono dostala fatalna transformacje do stereo, ktore jest na spoti, na plejke dodam openingowego blowin in the wind w ktorym sa stawiane pytania na ktore ciezko znalezc jednoznaczne odpowiedzi i pan Bob tego nie ukrywa, ale w refrenie daje znac, ze one gdzies sa, tylko trzeba je znalezc, kolejnym pickiem bedzie zamykajacy i shall be free, ktory najlepiej oddaje podejscie Dylana do pisania nowych trakow, bo jak twierdzil czlowiek nie tworzy utworow, tylko je znajduje, jesli ich nie spisze, to zrobi to ktos inny, wiec tworzenia piosenek o niczym jak najbardziej pasuje do tego podejscia tworczego

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- i’ve listened to two songs, and the first song was a bit more country for my liking, but i do really like the second song, especially the guitar in it. - really making me want to learn how to play the harmonica - i like the guitar in the back, cant decide if i like the vocals or not. like they are nice, and he’s talented, but i’m not sure if i personally would listen to it all the time. - fourth song is pretty nice :)

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Some nice tracks, if generally a bit low key and nowhere near as good as some of his other albums on this list.

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The harmonica is the worst musical instrument ever.

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more Bob Dylan started playing after the album was over and I didn't notice it for 30min, it's fine

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I just haven't got Bob Dylan yet

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Enjoyed this a lot more than Blonde on Blonde

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Decent album will listen to it again to get a better feel for everything.

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Listened to on 4/17/22 3.5/5 Favorite song: Blowin’ in the Wind I loved the laid back vibe of this album but the aggressive harmonica was an unwelcome addition to most songs

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This felt like classic Dylan but more focused, probably because it was earlier in his career. My fav was Blowing In the Wind.

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I keep trying but I can’t stand his voice (or harmonicas)

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RIP to my ears when that harmonica played

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2.5

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band is alright but his voice is just grating

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Had songs I love but would probably never went to listen to the whole album

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Meh

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I know I should like Bob Dylan but I just don’t. Can he actually harmonica?

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Trop bavard.

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It's not good, but it's better than any of his other albums.

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meh, wasn't really feelin it.

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I did give it a listen, it was fine.

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not exactly my cup of tea but found his storytelling entertaining. that man loves his harmonica

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Like Bob Dylan but don't love this album. Hard Rain, Don't Think Twice are good songs. Never was a fan of Blowing in the Wind.

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Felt very improvisational. Not my favorite Dylan record

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Not for me, nuff said.

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Typ hat mit der Platte damals Amerika überzeugt. Bei mir kriegt er dafür bei nächster Gelegenheit sicher auch wieder ne Chance. Erstmal Woody Guthrie hören jetzt.

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Normalerweise bin ich in diesem old school, tramp on train Folk super gern zu Gast, esse Bohnen aus der Pfanne, trinke Maisschnaps ausm Zinnbecher und lege meine zerzausten Gedanken auf einem Büschel Stroh zur Ruh‘ Aber dass die Größe dieses einzelnen Bobs das monumentale Genre der uramerikanischen Geschichten Erzähler überragen soll, kann ich nicht erkennen

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Nuja. "Hard Rain..." ist aber ein schönes und stimmiges Lied.

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Bob Dylan has never been my thing but it’s okay for what it is

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Ehh it was fine, but I'm not a huge fan of bob dylan.

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classic bob dylan

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J’ai plus aimé l’autre album de Bobby. C’est ok mais bon..Next.

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Methinks he doth protest too much - although some of the lyrics made me smile. Not for me tho!

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No conecte con el pero no está nada mal. ❤️

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Harmonica baby. Good for the soul 5/10

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Blowing in the Wind is the highlight of the album. Probably won’t revisit.

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blowin in the wind is a great song and steeped in history hard to believe he was only 22 Girl from the North Country - I am partial to a bit of harmonica as you often don't hear it in popular music Masters of War love that folk guitar - "You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins" "And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead" that is a pretty direct lyric i was not expecting it Down the Highway - pretty empty blues with one meaningful lyric "She packed it all up in a suitcase Lord, she took it away to Italy, Italy" I find some of this album tedious "I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul But don't think twice, it's all right" "And our choices, they was few so the thought never hit That the one road we traveled would ever shatter or split" is a great lyric Most of the album seems to be essentially a breakup album with a bit of blues, folk and war thrown in It probably says more about me than the album but I wish I could play this on a higher speed, one song has 12 verses a harmonica solo and an outro it is just too much for me 3rd and 2nd last songs are covers and amonst the best "But I ain't got Corrina Life don’t mean a thing" the 2nd last song is much better than most of the rest of the album, much less slow and peppy. the last song is not a cover but borrows heavily "What do we need to make the country grow?” I said, “My friend, John, Brigitte Bardot Anita Ekberg Sophia Loren” Country'll grow" 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears based on the rating

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I'm not the biggest fan of these "one-man" albums where it's just the singer with his guitar and occasionally a harmonica as I find it a bit boring. Sure it can be relaxing, but these require the specific mood of "near a campfire." Unfortunately, this requirement is rarely met. Favorite track: Blowin' in the Wind

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Bob...they all sound the same. Always good, but I'm not a true fan. 2/5 first listen.

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Bit tedious.

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Difficult

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I feel like I better understand now why people rave about Dylan as a songwriter, but I still cannot get on with him as a vocalist. Not super keen on the harmonica, either.

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American, 60s, Blues/Folk + Important = Male - Boring, oldish, folk, NFM {0/13}

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So boring Roz though I was listening to the album on repeat. Rinse repeat Dylan.

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I think I've made my feelings on Bob Dylan clear by this point. His voice and vocal style will always ruin it for me. The first half of this album is tolerable, but I got to a point in the second half where I just had to turn it off. 2 stars since I made it at least that far.

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Το άκουσα στο αυτοκίνητο οπότε δεν καταλάβαινα στίχους. Η μουσική ήταν μονότονη.

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I have a few issues with this. Firstly, you have to get past the voice, which must be an acquired taste. Secondly, the lack of melody makes this album hard work to listen to. If there is genius in there somewhere, it's buried so deeply as to be inaccessible. The album sounds quite raw. It presents as if it was recorded quickly and before the songs had been fully worked-up. I assume that is the style Dylan was going for, but to me it just sounds like a collection of demos which need finishing and finessing. Overall, a boring and displeasing listen. 1.5/5.

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Important? Sure. Historical? Yes. Fun to listen to? No.

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Bob Dylan - not for me

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I honestly don't get the big deal with Bob Dylan. Bored the balls off me.

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Oh, fuck this. This wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Blowin’ in the Wind and Don’t Think Twice are truly fantastic songs. I suppose there is something to be said about a dude, a guitar and a harmonica being enough for a song. I didn’t really notice the lyrics and the ones I did weren’t particularly insightful, probably because I’m listening to this nearly 60 years later. Overall, I found it to be boring background music until the damn harmonica came in and steamrolled everything in the most annoying way. Like, Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance is kind of fun until the fucking harmonica just BLARES. No desire to listen to this again. This album is for boring softies.

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I appreciate what Dylan did for music, still not a huge fan.

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I enjoyed this years ago. Today it sounds a bit old and weak. Not unlike me.

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I can respect him as an artist. I think that Bob Dylan was a trailblazer for folk music, but personally it is not for me.

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meh.

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I remain impervious to the charms of Mr Zimmerman...

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Pass

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I'm just totally not into this kind of music. Sorry.

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Can't stand his voice

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I just dont like Bob Dylan.

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Definitely not my cup of tea. Too country/folk?? Western music?? Sounds straight out of Red Dead.

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I never connected with this album's style, even though I do like some of Dylan's work. This album does feel outdated, though.

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Despise Bob Dylan and despise the fact this is like the fourth Dylan album I’ve had to rate. There must have been a huge fan boi amongst the vote deciders for this list. All Dylan sounds the same...you don’t need more than two albums to discover this. -1000 Stars!

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Pretty bad - even for 1960s

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Not the biggest fan of folk music but I don't mind individual songs sprinkled in the appropriate setting. I don't want to listen to a whole album of the same sound over and over again.

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While I can appreciate that Dylan was a huge inspiration to a lot of artists, and super popular in his time, I feel that his music does not age well in comparison to artists like the Beatles, RS, Doors, etc. Ultimately I just don't find his music enjoyable to listen to.

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Rubbish. Don't see what the hype is about.

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Music is shit, voice is shit. I don't even like the lyrics everyone thinks are so great. So not a lot to enjoy for me.

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For every piece of art - whether it is a music album, a book, a movie, etc. - there is at least one person who never gets it. It doesn't matter how the consumers and the critics love it, there is always some people who just hated it. In this case, the influential "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan", one of those people is me. Yeah, I know, it's BOB DYLAN. The harmonica driven folk guy who sang the original "All Along the Watchtower" (loved that version - it's the only Dylan song that I knew then), how could someone hate him? I'm surprised by how I hated it myself. It's boring, it's tedious. Yeah, the lyrics might be the meat of this album, but that alone won't make me listen to this. I get his voice and the harmonica interludes, after all that's why I liked the watchtower song. But most of the time, it felt like he was someone screaming random sentences over a guitar track. I kind of liked some of the songs though. The love songs are listenable, at least. And the opening, "Blowin' in the Wind" is popular for a reason. The rest? Naaah. I don't get the hype about those so-called "protest songs." But to be fair, people would probably welcome some soothing music during such terrifying historical event.

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It's Dylan.

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Not for me. Maybe another of his will do

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Kind of boring music until he hits you with that harmonica and gives you lifelong tinnitus. Jesus Christ, why is the harmonica so loud? I had to turn my volume down on "Girl From The North Country" when he started doing his best crying baby impression. This is a horror album. You're just trying to chill but there's jumpscares at every corner. You never know when he's going to start blowing into that rusty piece of metal, permanently destroying your hearing. Man I get the lyrics, being scared of WWIII and all, but the only thing scarier than the existential dread of living in the middle of the Cold War is the existential dread that Bob Dylan could start playing the harmonica AT ANY MOMENT. 1/5 - looking forward to the Bob Dylan kazoo album and the Bob Dylan cowbell album.

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Talented artist but not his fan!!!

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Very nice. True classic folk

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has some good tunes but not my favorite album by Bob

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Overall, it's a good album. The first half is definitely much stronger than the second. Everything after "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" is hard for me to get into.

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