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Time Out Of Mind

Bob Dylan

1997

Time Out Of Mind

Album Summary

Time Out of Mind is the thirtieth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 30, 1997, through Columbia Records. It was released as a single CD as well as a double studio album on vinyl, his first since The Basement Tapes in 1975. For many fans and critics, the album marked Dylan's artistic comeback after he appeared to struggle with his musical identity throughout the 1980s; he had not released any original material since Under the Red Sky in 1990. Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Dylan's best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998. It was also ranked number 410 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2012.The album has an atmospheric sound, the work of producer (and past Dylan collaborator) Daniel Lanois, whose innovative work with carefully placed microphones and strategic mixing was detailed by Dylan in his memoir, Chronicles: Volume One. Although Dylan has spoken positively of Lanois' production style, he expressed dissatisfaction with the sound of Time Out of Mind. Dylan has self-produced his subsequent albums.

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Rating

3.2

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5178

Genres

  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Singer Songwriter
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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

This album sounds like Dylan's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, and in fact, he almost died after releasing it. Thankfully, he's still around, but that does nothing to diminish the album's dark look at mortality. It's brutally honest, like any Dylan record, but this one feels moreso. Best track: Not Dark Yet

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

This is Old Dylan at his darkest and I mean that in the very best way. Dylan's voice has aged so well. Granted, his early voice wasn't the best so it's not a far trip to "better" but, even so, Old Dylan's voice is a pleasure to listen to. It feels like it has finally grown to match his powerful songwriting. The end result is an amazing piece of art that cuts hard.

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Sat Feb 20 2021
5

Song writing of the highest standard, brilliant from start to finish. A beautiful and immersive album.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
5

July 28, 2021 I really like the gravelly texture of old Dylan voice, which feels like it fits better with some of his songwriting than young Dylan voice. He sounds jaded and cynical and wise - exactly the right person to be meditating on mortality.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

What a vibe. This album transports you. It picks you up and drops you into the midwest in the early 20th century, pours you a Jack Daniels, offers you a cigarette and tells you it's late night tales. An album that puts the world to rights. A few tracks could have lost a minute or ten which drops a half mark, but as we don't have half marks it gets the five.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
4

Excellent album from the latter half of Dylan's career. Daniel Lanois' production aesthetic goes really well with these songs, giving them a heavy atmosphere and mood. It's not dark yet, but it's getting there. 4 stars.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

I didn't expect this to be so good!

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Thu Jul 15 2021
2

Bored out of mind

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Mon Aug 02 2021
2

This is a highly regarded Dylan that I never really warmed to. Maybe it's the languid pace of the songs, or maybe the swampy bluesy feel that was never my thing. Maybe its the foggy atmospheric Daniel Langlois production or the old mam world-weary voice that keeps me at arms length. In any case a Dylan album that is near the bottom of the list for this Dylan fan. 2.5 🌟

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Found a live version which was really enjoyable. Bob dylan is truly a grand master. Soul and passion in every song, thoughts and politics behind every word

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

great album all around, every song is distinct and enjoyable, lyrics are beautiful.

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Sat May 01 2021
5

I have a feeling I might relate to this album one day, for better or worse. Love the storytelling

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Superb. What a comeback

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

Before listening I wondered why this was on the list - Dylan's 30th studio album, well beyond his "prime." But I really appreciated the songwriting and heard greatness in it. Classic Dylan storytelling, and notewotlethy as a return to form after a long dry spell. You can hear him grappling with his age, and he sounds so old. Remarkable to realize that he is still releasing vital material now, more than 20 years after this album was released.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

This has got the strange whiff of an instant classic for my ear!!! Hidden gem in the back catalogue!

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Wed Sep 01 2021
5

I've heard this album plenty of times and I always really enjoy it. It's dark and brooding. Love Sick, Not Dark Yet, and Highlands are all great.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

Its not dark yet

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Fri Sep 24 2021
5

This record has spent a bit of Time Out of Mind. I loved it when it came out and listened to it endlessly for a while. I enjoyed spending time with it all day today. It has been added to my regular playlists.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

what is it about him? no one knows

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Sat Nov 06 2021
5

Might be my favorite Dylan album. I especially like Highlands.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

Felt a bit like my first Dylan, easy listening and great stuff

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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

Good album

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Opet ću se vratit ovom albumu! Divno… Više mi se sviđa ovaj stari glas. “They tell me everything is going to be all right, but I dont know what all right even means” Make you feel my love i Not dark yet najbolje

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

njegov glas je ko rastopljena čokolada s 85% kakaa-obožavan!

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Tue Feb 08 2022
5

Classic songs are good

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

Legalzinho

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Mon Mar 21 2022
5

A fun listen

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

Baladas de Dylan. Vinilo.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

Magnificent output from Bob once again. He's just such an impressive artist, growing and changing with the times but also steadfast with his outstanding poetry and storytelling. It's what we love and expect from him. And it's his 30th studio album! He's a prolific artist who continues to create without ever becoming dull or irrelevant; instead he's only gotten better and better at his craft as the time passes. Unlike some of his contemporaries *cough* rolling stones *cough cough* who still write embarrassingly immature songs well into their twilight years. This is a deep, brooding, introspective masterpiece.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
5

Never a huge Dylan fan,liked his music and lyrics.Don’t know how I missed this album absolutely loved it right up my musical alley..bluesy and great lyrics…a keeper

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Mon May 09 2022
5

A masterpiece from the GOAT.

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Sat May 21 2022
5

Baladas de Dylan. Vinilo.

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Tue May 31 2022
5

One thing listeners tend to learn about Bob Dylan is to never count him out. When he seems to be at his lowest ebb creatively, to the point of no return, he would come back with something so potent, so pure, so reaffirming that it would seem ridiculous to have ever doubted him. On Time Out of Mind, Bob (with the help of Daniel Lanois) once more turns all perceptions upside down and begins keeping up with a wave that hasn't subsided since, offering a continuation of the ever mystifying path taking that makes Bob Dylan well... you know. One of the more intriguing, interesting yet under the radar comebacks in music history.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
5

Classic Dylan!

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

OWN A NEW REISSUE Love this album. Such a step up over previous Dylan albums and sparked his renaissance. Production-wise sounds like radio transmitted from space. Muddy, distant, reverby. Lots of instruments in the murk. In that way kinda reminds me of Basement Tapes, in that maybe you won't catch everything unless you listen closely. So many good songs: Love Sick, Million Miles, Til I Fell in love with You, Highlands, etc. Maybe one or two middling old man Dylan tracks, as these late ones are expected to have. Top tier

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Wed Jul 20 2022
5

The only song I didn’t like was the cover of Make you Feel My Love. Nothing to maudlin, loved the country folky rhythmic vibe. 4.5 album, rounding up because this is some Dylan I can get behind!

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

Beautifully rendered songs, atmospheric and bluesy. Dylan's vocal may have aged a little, but it suits the subject matter of these songs perfectly. His delivery is spot on, his songwriting dark, mournful and heart rending. This album is a total mood, but I enjoyed it immensely. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Tryin' to Get to Heaven, Not Dark Yet, Million Miles, Standing in the Doorway, Dirt Road Blues, Cold Irons Bound, Highlands, 'Til I Fell in Love with You, Love Sick, Make You Feel My Love, Can't Wait

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

This is not in my collection, but is now on the must-have list. Dylan at his most love sick, with a couple classic cuts, including Trying to get to Heaven, and Not Dark Yet

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Dylan has a brush with death again and decamps to the woods to write this album. He comes back pissed off. The sound of an angry aging man finding his muse again. Love it. Even Adele couldn't ruin his songs. Best Tracks: Love Sick; Not Dark Yet; Cold Irons Bound

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

I even liked it on spotify

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Wed Oct 26 2022
5

Awesome album.

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Wed Oct 07 2020
4

How can you deny Bob Dylan!

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Mon Sep 14 2020
4

I enjoyed the album, I have listened to ~Dylan before and considered him a bit of a drone, but this was better than me.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Great stuff

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

better than i expected, really relax but it was good

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

I'm listening to Time out of Mind by Bob Dylan. It's difficult to really 'rate' an album such as this. A towering figure in music for so many years, it's hard to find a place to begin. Maybe I can start in the most superficial way possible. The songs are pleasing and I really enjoyed the first track. I recall this album coming out and listening to it at the time. I revisit Dylan fairly often and I have not returned to this one as of yet. It's pretty universally well reviewed. People talk about his voice and he is sometimes dismissed off-hand because of how he sounds. This happens to Neil Young as well. I love both artists and enjoy taking them exactly how they are with their distinct voices. I'm enjoying this very much. I'm not worrying too much about the entirety of Dylan's career when thinking about this current album. The general idea is that it's a return to form, or one of the better later period Dylan albums to come along. 'Trying to get to heaven' is a mid album highlight, and a nice accompaniment to another cube farm pandemic Monday. As the album finishes up, I'm saying I very much enjoyed it - though when jumping back into Dylan the next time, it probably wont be this.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

goes on abit, but still knows how to write a tune. the last song is pretty funny very dark melancholic themes throughout

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Sat Mar 06 2021
4

Un bon album comme tout ceux ou presque de Dylan 4.25*

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Lejos de sus obras maestras pero el mejor los posteriores. Un Dylan más envejecido y con una voz más ronca, pero con un sonidocavernoso y buenas canciones.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Un classic!

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Like it. A bit indulgent with song lengths though!

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

I can see why Dylan wasn't happy with the production but good god this man can do blues and make country actually palatable, dark and brooding. Still feels like he inspired and influenced in a huge way, reminds me of Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Mountain Goats and more. Make You Feel My Love is stunning

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Very good

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Wed May 26 2021
4

I've never listened to any Bob Dylan outside of the 60s and 70s. I really liked this. Looks like the 80s aren't worth my time, but need to check out more of his later work.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

Enjoyed listening to the album, with some classic songs in there, and would listen again.

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Sat Apr 10 2021
4

The 5th time Dylan was able to make a come back album and have it rock the music world, especially with it's mortality based lyrics.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

It's Not Dark Yet is an absolutely beautiful song. Dylan is someone I have appreciated without going to the well, so was glad to hear an album of his I'd never heard. I also enjoyed Love Sick, Standing in the Doorway, Can't Wait and Cold Irons Bound. 4

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

Bob is the man

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Fri May 28 2021
4

There are some really nice tracks here, and I especially liked "Standing in the Doorway", but overall it's not my favorite work from Dylan.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

Dylan becomes the grizzled old blues singer he always wanted to be. This has the themes of the Leonard Cohen album from earlier, but whereas Cohen made that album then died, Dylan made this in 97 and is still alive. I like it, I love Dylan, but I think I’d rather be listening to the blues that inspired it. Favourite track: “Not Dark Yet”

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Mon May 24 2021
4

Found a few classics on here — a good intro to Dylan

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Typical Dylan, good album. MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE originates here!

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

cool relax

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Sun Jul 18 2021
4

eegraet

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

Pretty good. Need at least one more listen.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

Ik dacht dat zijn nieuwe werk niet zo boeiend zou zijn, maar blij verrast met dit plaatje.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

Wow - really good album, in fact the first Bob Dylan album where the majority of tracks havn't given me a migraine. Lovely bluesy tunes. Would recommend

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

Though I'm not as big of a fan of Dylan after Desire, I must say this is quite an enjoyable record where he seems to have established a sort of template/persona of sorts for his subsequent records. How Dylan got his groove back.

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Tue Aug 31 2021
4

Solid album by Bobby D

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

A stone cold return to form after the frankly abysmal previous 20 years (give or take).

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

Last song was unnecessarily long and I didn’t enjoy the Tom Waits growl that Dylan used in some songs, but it was decent. 8/10

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

8/10. Good overall, really long, and started out a bit weak in my opinion. I am not sure how his production quality is still so low in the 90's, but I guess he found his style and he's sticking to it.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
4

this isn't a bad album, but i was a bit disappointed given what i've come to expect from Bob Dylan. the most glaring issue is how rough his voice was by 1997 lmao, but additionally i felt that the songwriting was a lot more generic. the lyrics weren't bad by any means, but i wanted more of that classic Dylan wittiness, without which the protracted pieces feel particularly prolonged. 7/10

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

4.5 The thing is - traditionally, you’re supposed to listen to Bob for the words. I find myself lost in the band despite the fact that the songs are mostly mid-tempo and fairly similar in overall feel. (Which makes "To Make You Feel My Love" kinda stand out...) I like Bob Dylan, but I’m not what most would say is a fan - but I really dig this album overall. It’s another first listen for me.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Excellent thru and thru!

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

Classic Dylan. I had never listened to this before or was aware of many of the songs, maybe this is because they are ones that don't get dragged out into the hit parade. I had no idea it was from the mid-90s as some of the songs are comparable to his best. One to listen to again in a mellow moment

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Sun Oct 31 2021
4

Delicious. Who has pieces like Not Dark Yet or Make You Feel My Love that far in their careers? Dylan, that’s who.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Yeah, like this - sounds a bit more noir, a bit more cinematic than your usual Dylan. Even a bit Tom Waits in places! Fave track - "Not Dark Yet" was good - think I need to go with "Love Sick" overall though, that's a great album opener...

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Not a huge Dylan fan, but I really enjoyed this.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Lækkert blues rock. Slidt stemme som lyder som Tom Waits

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Era este: me gusta aunque no lo entienda como irle a las chivas

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

I was pleasantly surprised. Big fan of Dylan's earlier stuff, I didn't have very high expectations, but actually, this is a really solid album. I'm now a big fan of his more recent stuff too.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

The year this album came out, I went on a long road trip around the Southwest of the USA. Wish I'd known about it then. Not that it would have made much difference, since the rental didn't have a CD player.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Ok, I've already listened to many songs from Dylan and I always liked them. Using this list, I noted how much he is important for the music industry and for the music evolution in the last decades, even don't find anything perfect for me from his discography yet. This album is by far the best one until now. A little bit long for my taste, but a great piece of songwriting with great music.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

I never really dug deep into Dylan's catalog. My default impression of his music has always been the incoherent, beatnick/hippie, campfire folk vibe. I liked some of his songs, but wouldn't have considered myself a "fan" of his. This album may have changed that. It's actually a really solid dirty blues/folk album and - while he still sounds like he has gauze in his mouth all the time - his vocals are well suited to the genre. He mentions in "Highlands" that he listens to Neil Young - I'd say that influence is evident here, but still 100% Bob Dylan. Standing in the Doorway, Not Dark Yet, Cold Irons Bound, and Can't Wait were standouts for me.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

One of the wildest things about this album is it’s only from 1997 and since then “Make You Feel My Love” has been a charted hit for Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and Adele! Fave tracks : “Love Sick” “Trying to get to heaven” “Make You Feel My Love”

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Liked Cold Irons Bound the most

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

Really like his raspy voice and song writing. It is quite a dark album but a very enjoyable listen. "Make You Feel My Love" is a beautiful song.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

3.5

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

Great Dylan showing us he transcends his 60s era and can still create hits. True renaissance man. Fun to see the Adele song was actually a cover.

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Sat Dec 25 2021
4

Nice. Dylan is an enigma to me. But, I really enjoyed this album.

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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

7/10

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

Drugi dylanowy albumik na liscie, a juz go nie znam, bo jest to trzydziesty studyjny krazek z roku 97, wiec wedlug moich wiadomosci juz dawno po latach swietnosci tworczek Dylana, bo podobno skonczyl sie na desire, wiec kolejnych plyt juz nie sprawdzalem, a desire i time out of mind dzieli 21 lat i 13 wydanych albumow studyjnych, wiec tym wieksze moje zaskoczenie, po przesluchaniu tej plyty, bo choc znaczaco sie rozni od jego nagran z lat 70, zarowno technicznie, dwadziescia lat zrobilo swoje jesli chodzi o technologie i brzmienie nie jest juz tak szorstkie i o wiele precyzyjniejsze wielotrakowe, tak samo wokal dylanowy nabral wieku starczego, troche zmienila sie maniera zaciagania, ale chyba najbardziej przez zabiegi ze zmiana odleglosci wokalu od mikrofonu rozni sie on na danych kawalkach, wokal staruszkowy pasuje idealnie do motywu przewodniego krazka, wiec przemijania czy to w milosci czy artystycznego, bo po tak chudych latach 80 i 90 nadal tworzyc, majac w glowie, ze czegos tak dobrego jak kiedys moze juz nie stworzyc musi byc nieprzyjemnym uczuciem, stylistycznie pierwsza rzecza ktora rzuca sie na uszy juz na openingowym love sick jest bluesowe brzmienie, ktore jest przemycane na plycie w polaczeniu z lirykami wzietymi z standardow folkowych tworzy ciekawe kombo, wiec o ile czesc love sickowa jest sluchalna, to hajlajtem dla mnie byla czesc przemijania artystycznego, wiec kawalki jak trying to get to heaven czy not dark yet, ale prawdziwym gemem jest zamykjacy highlands, ktory nawiazuje do najlepszych Dylanowych tradycji tworzenia balladowych opowiesci o wszystkim i niczym, ten ponad 16 minutowy kawalek, bedacy najdluzszym utworem na 72 minutowej plycie jest dla mnie najlepszym przykladem tej syntezy bluesa i folka jaka byla planem tego krazka w moim odczuciu, jak to bywa z Dylanowymi lirykami lacza odniesienia do innych dziel sztuki z zyciem codziennym, wiec rozmowa z kelnerka staje sie polem do snucia mysli wszelakich przez dwadziescia zwrotek i sto wersow tekstu, dziwne ze nie jest to lepiej szerzej znany utwor, nawet na spotifaju jest to jeden z najmniej odtwarzanych kawalkow plyty, po takim odsluchu az chcialoby sie sprawdzic reszte dyskografii Bobowej, ale tak duzo sluchania, tak malo czasu, na plejke dodam trio trying to get to heaven, not dark yet i highlands

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

A really good late period album from Bob Dylan that showcases fantastic songwriting throughout. Folk music can be hit or miss for me, but this is one of the better ones. Favorites: "Standing in the Doorway", "Trying to Get to Heaven", "Make You Feel My Love"

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Sat Jan 29 2022
4

I am NOT a Boy Dylan fan but this is a great album!

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Morat ću opet poslušat da obratim više pažnje na stihove, ovo šta sam čula je stvarno za poistovjetit se u danima kad se ne osjećaš baš najbolje, izgleda da smo svi slični, čak slični i Bobu Dylanu!!

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

never really got the Dylan hype, but this was great!

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

I enjoyed the album. It was a bit long for my taste, but I liked this better than some of the popular Bob Dylan songs out there. Very chill.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

I know Bob Dylan isn't for everyone but I'm a huge fan and his lyricism is undeniable. His songs never fail to make me feel. He is an American folk icon for a reason and this wasn't even my favorite of his albums. Outstanding songwriting and moving music

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

75 albums in and this is the first Dylan I've been given. Interesting that it is relatively recent. I saw Dylan in concert in the late 80's, one of my favorite (at the time) bands was opening for him at the concert venue where I worked for a summer. I actually took the night off so I could just watch. I also remember Rod Stewart, though I only heard that one since I was working. Which I mention only because I was just served Every Picture Tells a Story. Anyway, let's check out 90's Bob. First impression: sounds like Bob Dylan but better. Obviously he's always been a consummate songwriter but his voice cut a little too sharp. Not on this album. That edge has been blunted by, one would presume, pain and years and love gone wrong. I don't think I've heard any of these songs before. But they all speak to me. Especially Standing in the Doorway. It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Who knew, later Bob Dylan's voice is less irrtating than early Bob Dylan

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Brilliant apart from the last song which goes on forever.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

It’s a genuine thrill to hear comeback Dylan sounding as poetic as ever with a fine backing band and some tracks (Not Dark Yet) as good as anything he’s ever written. But the production is lousy, losing the vocals in too much echo, rendering Dylan’s voice as just one more instrument in the mix, depriving us of the subtleties, emotions and imperfections in his voice. Still, not enough to spoil a fine album, and interesting to hear a mellower, maturer Dylan.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

Not Dark Yet is an all time classic, rest is good but the blues/roots stuff gets weary

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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

Gritty and funky, sad and even silly at time – a true career renaissance after 29 records and a stage setter for the sprawling and even weirder work to come in the decades that followed. There's a direct link from this record to Rough and Rowdy Ways! I'm a Lanois fan and love the atmospherics, but get the criticism of some of the production choices. Several of these songs that I turn to time and again, but a few mehs make me round down to 4 from 4.5. Maybe a slightly shorter record would have been better.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

Can't Wait no me ha gustado nada. Y Highlands tampoco.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Background music. I got distracted.

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

I mean, it’s pretty cool. That’s last song works and theirs some stuff in between that’s really great- but for this to be a 5er, some fats gotta get trimmed. I’ll def listen to it again tho

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

veisla

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Cd

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

4/5

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

its bob dylan

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Great storytelling. A deep album.

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Mon May 09 2022
4

This Bob Dylan guy is pretty good

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Wed May 18 2022
4

Mix of absolute heart breaking classics and a bit too much rhythm and blues.

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Sat May 21 2022
4

Atmospheric album that is typically Dylan although, especially lyrics wise, falls short compared to his older stuff and is way too long

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Sat May 21 2022
4

Could be his most sincere and endearing album. I felt such innocence in Dylan in this one. The flow and grooves and almost Cash-esque singing packaged made it enjoyable from beginning to end.

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Sat May 21 2022
4

A great late album entry

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Sat May 21 2022
4

Listenable. The musicianship complements Dylan's songs.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Love sick, Make you feel my love

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Listened to on 5/25/22 3.5/5 Favorite song: make you feel my love, million miles Bob Dylan continues to be a bop - this wasn’t my favorite of all his albums but was still pretty solid

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Y’know at first I was skeptical because of old Bobby’s voice, but this album won me over! Great songwriting and arrangements. 4.5 stars

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Sun Jun 05 2022
4

From 25 years ago: the last really good Bob Dylan album, just short of 5 stars for me.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

This is heavier bluesy Dylan album, not the usual folk music you might expect. I know he got a lot of flak when he added The Band and went electric but I like the heavier side of his music which is still quite tame. This album being 1997 is much later than that controversy of course, but this style of Dylan may upset the same crowd. Old man voice is much better on record than live. Good showing from ol' Bob, I liked this one quite a bit.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

Ágætis plata, lagasmíðin góð. Mikið um óld stæl köntrísánd og ég fíla það. Bub er samt Bub.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Not the Steely Dan / Dylan collab I was hoping for. I can see why Dylan purists wouldn't be fans, but I like the texture of all the backing players. It's obviously too long and would take more than a day to really get into, but I'm inclined to play this record again on a road trip or something.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

Love the atmospheric sound here and Dylan's aged voice has such a powerful gruffness that I really enjoy. Lyrically it's some of his finer work as well.

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Sun Jul 24 2022
4

maybe 5 stars but i’m loathe to give out 5 stars

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

I love this album 4

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

This is the Lanois one, right? It's got that atmospheric Americana vibe but,you know, Dylan. The tunes kind of sneak up on you and logde in your clothes like seedheads.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

I wasn’t sure what to expect from 1997 Bob Dylan. Turns out this is a very enjoyable, bluesy album with a lot of that great organ I love which gives it a very nice mood. I was surprised to have liked this as much as the older Dylan albums I’ve heard. Really nice listen!

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

This was a pleasant background for my activities today, though it seemed to last forever. (It didn't help that my Apple music kept getting hung up between songs so I thought it was over several times before it actually was.) Interesting to hear how Dylan evolved from his earlier albums. Very different but still very good.

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Wed Aug 17 2022
4

Lots of great bluesy songs, a bit long and low key to hold me interest the whole way through.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

Notaleg, eitthvað tímalaust við hana. Fátt sem grípur mann við fyrstu hlustun, nema Make you feel my love, en það er líklega vegna þess að svo mörg önnur hafa sungið það lag (og ég kann betur að meta bæði Adele og Ferry útgáfur lagsins). Það breytir því þó ekki að ég get vel hugsað mér að hlusta oftar.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Great but a bit long Prefs: Love Sick, Standing in the Doorway, Million Miles, Tryin' To Get To Heaven, Not Dark Yet, Cold Irons Bound, Can't Wait Moins pref: Dirt Road Blues

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

superb dylan poetry, a bit too mush of the shuffle rythm at times

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

Ok, I'm gonna get some hate on this, but I don't love Bob Dylon. His whiney-ass voice sets my teeth on edge. Blowing in the Wind? No thanks. Maybe you had to be there. So I came into this expecting to hate it. It had everything I don't love - an aging singer that I don't really like in the first place, trying to reclaim the glory days with a voice that just isn't up to snuff anymore. And yet...and yet...I don't hate it. I think his voice has improved with age. The rough, gravely notes are a big improvement on his previous hobbit voice. Not every song is a winner - I mean, we start with lines like "my feet are so tired, my brain is so wired". What the hell, dude? That's like 5th grade level poetry. Or is it? My feet ARE tired (pushing that clutch in during carpool traffic ain't easy). My brain IS wired (trying to figure out how to defeat your typical carpool driver eats up a lot of cycles). But I can easily imagine myself sitting in some dank dive bar, nursing a raspberry cider and tapping my foot along to the groove. And it is groovy. Not necessarily MY groove (my groove is in the heart), but groovy nonetheless. Rock on, Bob. Or don't. I'm too busy sitting in an endless carpool hell to really care...

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Wildin- to make you feel my love OG

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Classic songs that sound very much the same

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Late 90s Dylan, huh? Alright. I mean I'm a fan of a lot of 60s Dylan. And some 70s Dylan. Even some 80s Dylan (that song he did on the Band of the Hand soundtrack I stand by forever. Probably the best song on any forgotten B-movie soundtrack ever.) This album won me over. I was not at all excited about it. 'Not Dark Yet' is pretty great. 'Love Sick' is a good start. 'Standing in the Doorway' sounded so good. 'Trying to Get to Heaven' jumped out at me. It's all kind of what I would expect from Dylan, a little less urgent but a better experience than with some of his more rambly bits. I'll be listening to this again.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Great stuff. My first impression was that newer Dylan would be forgettable, but this has some great stuff on it.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Not the best Dylan and some of it sounded very very similar to older songs of his. But then again it's still Dylan and still really good.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Love Sick and Dirt Road Blues are pure bangers!! I love the vibes and the way this album makes me feel the track where this feeling is most prominent is Cold Irons Bound. It's hard to describe but it's like nostalgia, cosy, feeling your feelings but not in a too depressed kind of way haha. This attempt at describing is frankly embarrassing but I love this album. Even the 16 minute end track I don't mind because I love the story it tells, the way it made me feel, and the very relaxed blues sound. There's a few moments where I switch off with this album and get slightly bored with it around the middle so it's not perfection, but it was a bloody good comeback album.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

What a wonderful album. The sound of Dylan’s voice and his texts speak powerfully. The band is remarkable. Will be listening to this one often!

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

If a whisky dive bar was an album its this !

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

3.5/5. This is alright. I like his raspy voice in this album. It is a pretty relaxed album, and can drag on in some spots. Overall, I like this more than some of his other albums.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

I was scepticall at first but this was pretty darn good.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

listened to again one of my favorite Dylan albums from an aging songwriter facing his own mortality

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

oooo Bobby D. Already predisposed to love it. Haven't spent much time with this album before. He is my once and future king of singing about heartbreak and heartache. And I can't believe I hadn't had some of these in my go-to catalogue before when Melodramaddy came out to play over the years. Could've used the diversification instead of pining and licking my wounds to Don't Think Twice it's all right, Boots of Spanish Leather, Sad eyed lady of the lowlands. Specific songs: Lovesick right out the gate - yes. yes. captures the feeling and then that twist ending - YES. "Sometimes The silence can be like thunder Sometimes I wanna take to the road and plunder Could you ever be true? I think of you And I wonder... I'm sick of love I'm tryin' to forget you Just don't know what to do I'd give anything to Be with you" And then Standing in the Doorway -- also captures the sentiments entirely. "Yesterday everything was goin' too fast Today it's movin' too slow" "Don't know if I saw you if I would kiss you or kill you It probably wouldn't matter to you anyhow" "I been ridin a midnight train Got ice water in my veins I would be crazy if I took you back It would go up against every rule" "You left me standin' in the doorway cryin' Sufferin' like a fool" "Last night I danced with a stranger But she just reminded me you were the one" God I wish my heartache were as productive as his. To create a whole album with your pain? It would make me fling myself recklessly into the next emotional high, knowing that the emotional low that could follow would still potentially produce greatness. I wonder if listening back to it brings him back to those feelings or if they are muted after performing certain songs live enough times. I love that the lyrics progress along the phases of feeling. I can hear the evolution/rollercoaster of his reaction stretch across the album. Tryin' to Get to Heaven's lyrics stood out for me too in terms of how accurately they capture the feeling: "Every day your memory grows dimmer It doesn't haunt me like it did before" "You broke a heart that loved you" "When you think that you lost everything You find out you can always lose a little more" "They tell me everything is gonna be all right But I don't know what "all right" even means" I just want a six pack and a balcony when I hear this album. Staring out to the horizon and wallowing alone. Not Dark Yet - love the repeated "its not dark yet but it's gettin' there" "I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal There's not even room enough to be anywhere" "I ain't lookin' for nothin' in anyone's eyes" "I know it looks like I'm movin' but I'm standin' still" Cold Irons Bound - loooove how it opens. This is the first song on the album where I started involuntarily smiling listening to it. "Reality has always had too many heads Some things last longer than you think they will Some kind of things you can never kill It's you and you only I'm thinking about But you can't see in, and it's hard looking out" "I'm gonna remember forever the joy we've shared Looking at you and I'm on my bended knee You have no idea what you do to me." AGAIN WITH THE LYRICS BOB. You really are one in a million. Make you feel my love is the only song on the album I'd really spent time with before; honestly, Adele's cover is superior. I really love it. But there's still something working for me about his approach in the context of the album that doesn't work for me so much when I've heard it stand-alone. Stand-alone, I don't think he sounds earnest enough? It's almost troll-y - doesn't sound effortful, sounds casual when the lyrics themselves are so earnest and effortful. The album version - at first I was surprised by the transition (felt abrupt) from Cold Irons Bound and Make You Feel my Love. But then I was like - isn't that apt? You go from big-timey bold whiskey-slugging tough guy one day and then sappy and desperate and hyperbolic and melodic, playing the piano in an empty room at 3 AM singing sadly to yourself, the next. A real rollercoaster. Lol the boldest choice to end with a 16 minute song. Bobbbb. I'll have to come back to that one.

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Wed Dec 09 2020
3

I like the unique production and the fact that its different, although its a bit too long. Still, Bob can make some good music even past his golden age and silver age.

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Thu Oct 15 2020
3

3.5/5. Quite lengthy, not much I think I'll go back to from this, very country and blues-ish, not much my cup of tea. Standout Tracks: Million Miles, Can't Wait, Highlands

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Thu Oct 15 2020
3

Solid. Not my favorite thing, but I liked it more than I expected

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Mon May 10 2021
3

A very bluesy Dylan. Reminds me a lot of Clapton's solo material. I like the full band feel, but I feel like there's been too much reverb on Dylan's voice. A pleasant listen, but I did drift in and out a little. Favorite tracks: "Dirt Road Blues", "Million Miles"

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

Okay

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Thu May 27 2021
3

It's a pretty good. Songwriting is very good as usual and I like the more ambient sound this album has. I do think the songs are a bit too long, but other then that. It's a pretty solid album

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

I feel similar to this album that I feel with a lot of Dylan albums. It's fine, good even, but I feel like it drags on a bit. I like it and I recognize that it is well done, but when I listen to it, I'm never really all that into it. 3/5

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Honestly, thought I would like it better. I had a hard time paying attention and not a whole lot stuck out to me. Rough to rate, but I think it's about a 4/8.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Yeah, that Adele tune is good

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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

90s Dylan... I actually liked it! “Make You Feel My Love” is on this one (made famous by Adele, had no idea it was a cover). Some solid grooves on this one.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

l Like it. Might actually make me give Dylan more of a chance

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

Aaaah, Dylan… - Dylan könnte ALLES machen und es würde von seinen Jüngern immer noch als Geniestreich verklärt werden. Mich amüsiert das, ihm dabei zuzuhören, wie er kontinuierlich an seiner Legende strickt.

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Sat Feb 20 2021
3

Amazing! He’s so good!

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

My relationship with Dylan's discography peters out around the mid 70's - pretty much with Desire. I don't hate this, or any of the latter days stuff I've heard, but neither does it change my mind on the topic.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
3

twas fine

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

I love bob Dylan’s lyrics but I just don’t like his voice. I listened to this album on YouTube and the quality of the recordings were so terrible I couldn’t hear the lyrics even on full blast. Fav track the highlands. I feel like that’s classic Dylan

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

Eh. His voice was most iffy. Some jams toward the end tho.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

I expected to hate this but I didn't

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

This did it a little more for me than the older Dylan albums I've listened to here. It seems a little less folksy, a little more edge and variety than the 60s stuff. Not sure if I will revisit but I like it.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
3

Liked the "Standing in the Doorway". This one is worth the whole album.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Bit samey for me, good background music but wouldn’t listen to it again. Three really good tracks in amongst it. Not Dark Yet, Standing In The Doorway and Make You Feel My Love

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Tue Apr 27 2021
3

Not Dark Yet is good and there’s other stuff on here worth exploring

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Sun Mar 28 2021
3

wow, Dylan's still churning out great albums in the 90s. good to know, this has some really nice bluesy folk rock to it, nice warm hazy production.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

My first of many Dylan albums on this list. From later in his career, it seems as though a 90's Dylan has grown a more grizzled singing voice, giving the songs a bit more edge. Most of it is a pretty easy listen though. Nice songwriting (as expect from Bob Dylan), but never much of an impact. I think you need to be a certain kind of person to really enjoy Bob Dylan, and I'm just not that person. Overall it's a fine album.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

3/5 okeyish, nothing great

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

Does his voice get even weirder with age? Like Highway 61 Revisited, this one took me a bit to get used to, but I did enjoy it. I could probably revisit (hehe) Highway 61, because I liked that better than this, but still found this to be a great collection of songs, albeit a little too long. Most relatable part was when he said "I'm listening to Neil Young, someone's always saying 'turn it down'" Saved: Love Sick, Standing in the Doorway

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Thu Jul 15 2021
3

I like some of Dylan's earlier political folky albums. I also like this bluesy personal instrospection version of him too.

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Sat Apr 10 2021
3

Very pleasant listening. I like Bob Dylan's voice. But the songs weren't really interesting enough to fully catch and hold my attention either,

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

I like this album well enough, and some of the poetry is really compelling. But I feel like most of the music is Dylan-by-numbers, vaguely bluesy rambling. Highlands is the worst offender: a 16-minute storysong where Bob complains about having to explain that he reads women authors. It may be lauded as his return to form, but I don’t think it really touches his 60s and 70s output for originality or significance. Worth it for Dylan acolytes but maybe few others. Favourite track: Not Dark Yet

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

There's a heavy atmosphere on Time Out of Mind that creates a new landscape for Dylan to explore, but he mostly sticks to standard ballads and polished blues. Some great writing here, Highlands excluded, which is exhausting and uninteresting in every conceivable way for Dylan. Fav tracks: Make You Feel My Love, Not Dark Let and Love Sick

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

de tres bons sons, je me serai bien passé du son de 16mn ou il dit knock knock knock highlands a de multiples reprises, 3/5

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

Everytime I hear, read about or watch Bob Dylan I think he's a wanker but this actually wasn't bad

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

Pretty enjoyable.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

Seems chill. It's growing on me a bit with every song. Still, I think I'm unlikely to go back to it later.

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Thu May 13 2021
3

He's a bit wail-y sometimes but good songs overall

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Thu May 13 2021
3

Better than I expected, but its still Bob...

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Sat May 08 2021
3

I prefer dylans earlier albums

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Underrated Dylan record. Bluesy and in your feels. Late night drives alone.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

It was good and a lot of the lyrics stood out

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

more blues-y than his earlier albums. His voice has definitely improved. The songs are good and I can appreciate the writing, but none of these are catchy enough to make me want to listen again

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

Met het risico dat ik tegen een heilig huisje trap: saaie plaat.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

Nooit echt veel met Bob Dylan gehad, maar de sound en productie van deze plaat staan me wel aan.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

dat viel me helemaal niet tegen. Meestal ben ik snel klaar met Bob en zijn stem..

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Tue Aug 03 2021
3

Pleasant folk/rock.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

Started off really strong for me but fell of a little bit as it went, not bad at all though. This is the type of Bob Dylan I haven't heard though, so definitely worth listening.

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Wed Sep 01 2021
3

Dylan is someone I should spend more time with. I think his lyrics are very good, but his music almost sounds like spoken poetry at times. Will revisit and re-listen (to this and other albums)

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

Better than other Dylan - I’m just not a big fan of his.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

Not as good as he once was.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
3

definitely a return to form, but not as good as critics say. Lots of cliched tripe, but come sublime stuff. 3

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Sat Sep 18 2021
3

Dylan makes a comeback with this original album that looks back to roots and ignores the advancing technology of the late 90s. His voice has clearly aged, and the songs' subject matter reflects on that... Although not as much as the media believed following Dylan's hospitalization. The tracks are long and slow, putting an emphasis on the introspective lyrics going at their own pace. But for the mediocre songs, I kept thinking 3 minutes in, "how much longer is there?" This is a difficult thing to adjust to if you're not used to it, or if you're not in love with all the tracks which I certainly am not. Examples of songs I couldn't stand much include "Trying to get to heaven" and "Can't wait". "Dirt Road Blues" is a decent song on its own but ruins the mood. Then there's the most popular track from this album, "Make you feel my love" which is the most 90s-sounding track from this album. It's no wonder it's been covered by so many artists because it sounds nothing like a Dylan song, which cheesy lyrics and dull melody. (Adele improved the sound so much... but you can't help the lyrics.) That being said, I enjoyed just closing my eyes and listening to many of the tracks. "Love Sick" was a great opener with excellent modern production value and engaging and emotional lyrics. Most of the first half tracks were pretty good. "Not Dark Yet" is the highlight of this album, with the best vocals and lyrics, with its sound second only to "Love Sick." The rockabilly "Cold Irons Bound" is another great job, but I mostly like it for the rough sound and vocals. Not sure how it fits with the rest of the album. The closing track "Highlands" was aesthetically pleasing to just sit back and relax to. Has a swamp sound that reminds me of CCR. Overall, I think it's a really decent 90s attempt by Dylan. Some problems that could be mostly resolved by skipping a few tracks. But otherwise really great tracks that work well for the aging Dylan.

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