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Bringing It All Back Home

Bob Dylan

1965

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Bringing It All Back Home

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3.71

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5

Bob takes a wild leap out of Woodie Guthrie's overalls, expanding to new jangling, hallicinating, electric territory. The folk rock cooks. The folk folk is some of his best (It's Alright, Ma). It's early 1965 and Bob is far ahead of the pack with a machete, and the Rolling Stones still have bowl cuts. A+

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Day 41 of Albums You Must Hear.. Each day I receive a random album from the 1001 must hear collection, and so far it been pretty fun. One of the cool things about the randomness is that I could be having a conversation about an artist and the very next day receive an album from them. I am far from a music expert, and these assessments are merely my response to hearing albums that are, although very different at times, all held in high regard. Yesterday, I spoke about Jimi Hendrix covering a Bob Dylan song and stated it as ‘yet another Dylan song made better by another artist’. While I still stand behind the gist of that statement, in all fairness, I know very little about Bob Dylan, aside from the very basics. Yes, I know that Dylan is considered one of the greatest American songwriters of all time. I recognize pictures of Dylan with his wild, wavy hair, harmonica, and Wayfarers. I know that he was mainly considered a Folk music artists and when he switched from acoustic music to adding in electric guitar, his fans were pissed. Lastly, I know that when He and The Beatles met in the 60’s that something clicked in music forever. Dylan showed up with a nicely rolled marijuana cigarette to share with The Fab Four as he had mistakenly confused the lyrics from I Want To Hold Your Hand as “I Get High”. (The lyric was actually “I Can’t Hide”) Dylan is the second most covered artist of all time, so it’s no surprise that he has been monumentally influential on music culture for the greater part of a century. In 1965, Dylan released Bringing It All Back Home. Side one has Dylan backed by an electric band, while side two has him with his well familiar acoustic guitar. I was warmed up by the electric blues guitar on the hip rock opener Subterranean Homesick Blues, a fantastic song. She Belongs to Me is beautifully written and familiar. On the Road Again is cool and harmonica driven, which I’m a sucker for. The final track of the electric side, Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream is satirical and witty, and has a false start outtake that has a young Dylan giggling and is endearing. I’m glad they kept that part in, as it humanizes the poet. Side two, the acoustic side, starts off with Mr. Tambourine man, one of Dylan’s best and well known compositions. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) is the deepest and maybe most personal song on the album, and because of that, it’s one of my favorites. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, the final song Bringing It All Back Home is a simple, yet powerful ballad with only a harmonica, acoustic and bass guitar. It’s been covered many, many times. This album was never, ever on my radar before yesterday, and thanks to this project, I now understand why it’s so important and I agree that it’s a must hear, without doubt. I have a new appreciation for Bob Dylan now, and that’s one of the greatest aspects of absorbing the records each day. Please share your thoughts, memories, and opinions!!

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5

This is the best Dylan album so far. Every single one of these is a hit. If someone was like "I don't get why Bob Dylan", you'd play this for them.

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5

This is peak 60’s Dylan. The actual album is split down the middle between electric and acoustic songs, reflecting the fissure that was taking place in western culture (culminating in the ‘Judas’ moment one year later). The whole album is an expression of Dylan’s out with the old and in with the new sensibility (that’s what upset the folk community so much who sought solace in the past traditions) I listened to a radio 4 play at weekend where Richard Curtis and other media types re-enacted the night where they were supposed to meet Dylan at a restaurant in London only for him to stand them up. It was awful, and I learnt that there is nothing more annoying than some middle aged and middle class bores regurgitating well known Dylan myths to prove their fandom. So I’ll spare you the essay but this is top 5 Dylan for me. P. S. Van Morrison's Them do a beautiful cover of 'it's all over now baby blue' that is worth checking out if you're interested.

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5

One of my new favorite albums. Feels like I jacked up caffeine intravenously while dripping rainbow-colored vials into both eyeballs. Such a trip.

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5

A lyrical masterpiece despite approx 25% being ripped from the bible.

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5

You can see why he’s the voice of a generation. Some of the songs are just relentless poetry, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Maggie’s Farm, Outlaw Blues; wild, fun, sounds like a chase scene describing the 60s. Multiple softer classics in Baby Blue, Tambourine Man, It’s Alright Ma. Lots of great melodies, insanely good lyrics. Fun album, Lovely album. Easy 5.

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5

Classic. I know this album as well as I know any. Genius. Any song on here could pretty much be the best track. The best "fuck you" to folk and rock. And he had two more to follow...and then the other genius albums. One of the most important albums ever made. No wonder he's His Bobness. Best Tracks: Subterranean Homesick Blues, Mr Tambourine Man, It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding).

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5

The first of likely many Dylan albums here. The only debate is whether it gets a 4 or 5 from me. Good God, the music released in 1965 is just insane. I don't see how anyone can give this anything less than a 4. I count Subterranean Homesick Blues, Maggie's Farm, Love Minus Zero, Bob Dylan's 115th Dream, Mr. Tambourine Man, It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) and It's All over Now, Baby Blue as classics. So it's a 5 from those seven gems alone. Don't fight it.

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Took a few listens to get into, but I’ve come to think it’s great. I really love Robert’s vocal phrasing here; actually, I think his vocal performances in general on this album are quite good. The blending of the folk and rock elements on this LP provides wonderful texture.

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its bob dylan bro

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This was my second Dylan album but the first I felt I’d doped out. Of course it was—I was 19 when I heard it, Dylan 23 when he made it. Like your garden variety young man, he’s preoccupied with truth and power. Like your garden variety song writing genius, he transforms his preoccupations into phrases, aphorisms and gags that shine a light on society, politics, romance, received wisdom and his mind-blowing talent. It’s an exhilarating game of cat and mouse, Dylan sometimes following the musicality of the previous word to complete his line (“the motorcycle black Madonna two wheeled gypsy queen”; “I was the editor of a famous etiquette book”), sometimes cramming the words in to make his point (“Human gods aim for their mark / Make everything from toy guns that spark / To flesh-coloured Christs that glow in the dark / […] not much is really sacred”). To generalise more than I can defend, rock ‘n’ roll side A takes on power, folk-poetry side B examines truth. R’n’R is all about staking your claim to exist, questioning authority, being misunderstood. There’s plenty of that on Subterranean, Maggie’s Farm and 115th Dream: “They asked me for some collateral and I pulled down my pants”; “Don’t follow leaders / Watch the parkin’ meters”; “She’s a hypnotist collector / You are a walking antique”; “I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more”; “I said, ‘You know they refused Jesus, too’ / He said, ‘You’re not Him’”. When it comes to rating this, I’m splitting hairs between a 4 and 5. I’ll go low because this sounds like Dylan figuring out his next move. As a result, a couple of these lean towards sketches. I’m also being a little unfair by considering the quality of what came next, which is even better. Maybe I wouldn’t be so harsh with someone else but, you know, it’s Dylan; he’ll get more 5’s from me than maybe anyone else. Delighted to hear this again. I send my praises to the gods of art that one person was able to give us so many indelible phrases, explosions of intellect, and unforgettable tunes. Go on, give it a 5. I’m only gonna shake your hand if you do.

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Really enjoyed this. Feel like I missed Bob Dylan in my earlier years even though he was well before my time. Seems like I connect with the older stuff but I think that the same for everyone ; ) Love Hurricane even though not on this album

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La série noire du générateur se poursuivant jour après jour, et ce malgré la promesse de Robert de ne la faire durér que 5 jours, je commençais à me trouver de plus en plus excédé. Cet enervement a dépassé la limite du raisonnable à l'écoute de cet album absolument minable de Bob Dylan, et j'ai donc pris une décision: j'allai me rendre au domicile de Robert pour lui toucher deux mots sur ses manières peu orthodoxes. Je me présentais sur son parvis, et poussais la porte menant dans son entrée. A ma grande surprise, je ne suis pas accueilli par un chaleureux "Ah eltrapèze, ça faisait longtemps, installe toi !" comme Robert en a l'habitude, lui qui me considère comme la prunelle de ses yeux. Un silence pesant régnait dans l'habitacle. Je trouvais cela un peu étrange, Robert ayant pour habitude à cette heure de la journée de coordonner différentes actions policières aux quatre coins du monde depuis son bureau, donnant sur la porte d'entrée. Je me dis qu'il s'était peut-être eabsenté pour quelques minutes, et décidait de passer le temps en rendant visite à Ray Charles, dans sa gêole présente au sous-sol. Une fois la vingtaine de marches avalées, ce fut le choc: la cellule de Ray Charles avait été forcée, et le pauvre soulman n'était plus à l'intérieur ! Qu'avait-il bien pu se passer ? Devant ma mine effarée, les New York Dolls m'invectivèrent de leur voix de crecelles: "Hiiiiiiiiiiihihihi tu cherches Ray Charles?" "Oui, que lui est t'il arrivé ?! Vous êtes ses voisins de celulles depuis des années, vous savez forcément ce qu'il s'est passé ?!" "Monte au premier étage hiiiihi, mais tu risques d'être surpris hihihiiiii" Les New York Dolls se mirent à éclater de rire de leurs voix aigües sur cette dernière phrase. Il faut savoir que je n'ai normalement pas le droit de me rendre au premier étage de la maison de Robert, puisque cet étage renferme ses immenses quartiers, qui sont interdits d'accès à quiconque ne fait pas partie de la famille Dimery (Robert et Mike Ladd en l'occurence). C'est le pas tremblotant que j'entamais l'escalade des pas moins de 230 escaliers menant à ce lieu secret. Alors que je m'approchais de la dernière marche, j'entendis les bribes d'un dialogue. "Tu vas payer pour tes actes" [...] "Mais c'est la faute des Stephen Stills..." [...] "Je vais te faire vivre un calvaire". Je décidais alors de faire irruption dans la salle pour en avoir le coeur net. "Mais qu'est-ce qui se passe ici ?!" Ce que je découvrit me fait encore frissonner à l'heure où j'écris ces lignes. Robert était ligoté au sol, la semelle d'un homme sur le visage. Cet homme, c'était Ray Charles, complétement métamorphosé. Il était equipé d'une longue cape noire, et d'habits eux aussi entièrement noirs. Son visage était obscur et renfermé, ses yeux enflammés de haine. Le Dark Ray Charles se retourna vers moi brusquement: "Déguerpis si tu veux avoir la vie sauve, rien ne m'arrêtera, Robert doit payer:" Terrifié, je courrus en sens inverse les 250 marches précedemment avalées, comprennant soudainement ce qu'il s'était passé: les albums de la liste n'étaient plus générés par Robet mais par le Dark Ray Charles. Il fallait absolument intervenir pour rétablir l'ordre générateurien.

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I try and try but I just can’t do Bob Dylan 🤷‍♂️ His voice is annoying and that damned harmonica, sheesh

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5

I'm inclined to give Dylan a 5 just based on the fact that his name is on the album, and I acknowledge this bias. The thing is, nothing he does here disabuses me of the notion that he's a genius. Every track oozes with meaningful allusion and evocative imagery. I keep looking for a reasons to give a demerit, and I'm coming up empty. Best track: Mr. Tambourine Man

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5

Just one of the greatest.

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5

Great album, added to my collection

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Y

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5

What an icon. I love hearing his influence in all who followed him.

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5

Great album, nothing more to say!

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5

Good stuff. Dylan is on the folksy/harmonica portion of rock but it grew on me and I ran this album back multiple times

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5

Magnificent.

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5

I had heard many of these songs before but I had not listened to the album from start to finish. What an absolute classic.

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5

Classicly good. Always telling a story.....what a legend.

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5

Had no idea there was were so many tributes to the album cover alone! http://biabhcoverposers.yolasite.com/posers.php

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5

So many iconic songs on this record, no down points.

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5

Surprisingly good. I never understood why people praised him so much until listening to this.

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5

I liked this one better than the last Bob Dylan album.

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5

I have never listened to this album but have probably heard most of these songs individually many times. Fantastic collection of music

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5

No es el que más me gusta, pero aún así, le doy 5.

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5

Classical Dylan. What a collection!

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5

Bob's top!

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5

Well that was just great!

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5

One of my favorites of all time

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5

Ugh, Bob Dylan is so hard for me to listen to. Actually, I found this better than I thought and quite enjoyed it.

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5

One year before Blonde on Blonde, I liked this one a lot.

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5

Relaxing Saturday afternoon music.

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5

Great album. Brings back memories of long summer car journeys. Evocative, whimsical and timeless. Is there a better song writer?

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5

Not many know about this Bob Dylan. Less poppy, more folk. Some of his best years.

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it's a bob dylan album. it gets 5 stars. those are the rules

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5

Wow what an album. Love Dylan generally, but this was just great. Every song is 5 stars on its own

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A classic.

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5

Obviously Bob

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5

Not much to say. This is one of the best Dylan albums which is about as high as I can praise it. This album features an electric first half and is the first of a three album trio which sees Dylan reinvent himself and write some of the greatest if not the greatest songs of all time.

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5

Love this album so much. It was the first Bob Dylan album I ever bought, when I decided that I wanted to get to know more of his tunes beyond the hits. This is actually a pretty good entry into Dylan for a beginner, with the first half featuring Dylan's new electric style, followed by a series of fantastic acoustic numbers. The back end of the album includes some of his best writing in songs like "Gates of Eden" and "It's Alright Ma." Familiar, upbeat numbers like "Maggie's Farm" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues" are fun to listen to, and "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" is an absolute delight. If you didn't already know it, this is where you find out just how funny Dylan can be. I'm just realizing that Dylan released this album and Highway 61 the same year. He was 24. My word. Favorite songs: It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Bob Dylan's 115th Dream, Outlaw Blues, Maggie's Farm

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Classic Dylan

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It's hard to believe that so many classics are on the same album, especially since he was putting out, like, 2 albums a year back in those days. This album has a bit more of a rock n' roll feel. I think I gave "Blood on the Tracks" which came out a decade later, a 5. Song for song, this album isn't as consistent, but there are still many brilliant songs, like "Maggie's Farm" and it's boogie-woogie twin "On the Road Again", Baby Blue, and of course the iconic hits...

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I really like this album. There are some very well known songs but the real enjoyment comes from the lesser known songs. In fact I think I like Mr. Z’s 115th Dream more than Mr T Man. It’s good to see his sense of humour. She Belongs to Me as well as Mr. T Man and others continue his knack for cryptic lyrics or some might say his knack for fucking with us. It’s hard not to like the lyrics to Mr. T Man but who knows wtf the song is about and Mr. Z will take the song’s meaning to his grave. It’s kinda cool in that it allows you to ascribe a meaning that works for you. Subterranean Homesick Blues is an excellent offering from his non-acoustic. I had initially decided that I had only one 5 rating for Mr. Z and that was reserved for Hwy 61 Revisited. Rules are meant to be broken.

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5

Judas Moment.

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Brilliant album. Such an icredible song writting

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5

Bekannt bewährt Bob

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5

Tolles und historisches Album!

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5

Really good, not a bad track on here 10

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grande bob!

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Great

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5

I'll always be a Blood on the Tracks boy, but in terms of Dylan albums, this is probably second for me. He perfectly nails the moments of disenchantment in your early to mid 20s, with society or work or even just random jerks. But he also gets the fun stuff, the hopeful stuff. Life contains multitudes, and so does this album.

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5

Me, before listening to this album: I just don't get why people like Bob Dylan so much. Me, listening distractedly while cooking dinner: Yeah, I still don't get it. Me, as soon as It's Alright Ma starts: Ohhhhhhhhhhh...I get it now. I'm giving it 5 just for that experience.

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5

This is what I signed up for—listening to iconic albums that I never would have otherwise. This one is so revered and thoroughly discussed that I have trouble giving my own humble opinions. There is an entire Wikipedia article for each song! A barrier to being a true fan has always been that I struggle with Bob Dylan's voice. Like being able to make it through listening to one song. But here we go! "Subterranean Homesick Blues" Well there you go. Can't not see the famous "video" in my head. I love what he does with the sounds of words in putting them together– lots of alliteration and cleverly arranged rhymes. I read someone saying that a lot of his songs are structured like raps, and you get that here. Maggie's Farm is an example of a song where I really can't take his voice. But then I like it in the next song "Love Minus Zero/No Limit." "On the Road Again" made me smile the whole time. "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" was also delightful, all the more for the laughter at the beginning. "The waitress he was handsome." There are sure a lot more verses in his version of "Mr. Tambourine Man." I am really enjoying going for the full ride. "It's Alright Ma" really feels like a rap over acoustic guitar. The sound and rhythm of the words are part of the music and this is one of my favorites. Glad I dove in deep to this one and listened more than once. I think I finally got to genuinely feel why people love this album so much.

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5

This is almost a greatest hits for the Bob Dylan that we know now.

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5

This is the third Dylan album in 170 records for me, but it's the best one. Great melodies, much more focus to his lyrics, good arrangements, more structure to his songs and most of them are a poetic adventure. I can't even pick the best, they're all different and all pretty damn effective. Even the long ones (115th Dream; It's Alright Ma) don't feel long when you're interested, which was not the case on the other albums for me.

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5

An exceptional album from Bob Dylan, and even cooler considering he had met the Beatles during this time

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5

Excellent. Bob Dylan is the best songwriter in American history. Very nice listen. Will revisit!

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5

Meilleur album suggéré depuis un bout de temps, aucun moment faible. Bob Dylan est le king du folk

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5

An amazing album. Just a notch below Hwy 61 and BOTT, but a very small notch. 5🌟

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5

I'm a Dylan fan but not a HUGE Dylan fan. What an album this is. Good from start to finish.

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5

Classic, I would say top 5, Bob Dylan album - well-known singles like Sub. Homesick Blues and Maggie's Farm are still very strong but it is all about the last two (also very well-known) songs.

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The first in the trilogy of albums Dylan recorded in 1965. Three iconic pillars of rock that changed songwriting forever. Three. In. One. Fucking. Year... Let that sink in. Dylan could have never recorded anything again in his life after "Blonde on Blonde" and we'd still be feeling the shockwave he produced to this day. He set a new bar for what was possible in terms of songwriting. Blowing the doors wide open. Furthermore, perhaps moreso than, and certainly before The Beatles, he was, like an alchemist, transforming rock music from something largely considered lightweight entertainment for teenagers into something that was worthy of study. He elevated rock music into high art and in doing so inspired others to join him, including The Beatles. He's drawing from so many places here, some musical, others more literary, and all filtered through his brilliant and chemically altered mind - soaking in everything around him and synthesizing it all into stunning cryptic diamonds. How did he do it? It's almost as if he were channeling the divine at this point. As if he's simply writing the language of the future as it pours out of him. He is without a doubt one of most unique and distinct lyricists of all time. And certainly the most influential. While I said above that he elevated rock music into something to take seriously, that doesn't mean he took out the fun. He can be quite lighthearted in fact, albeit in a dazzling, stream of consciousness kind of way. He can also be quite humorous in this regard and I really appreciate that range. For example, on this album, going from something like the surreal romp of "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" to nearly any of the emotionally piercing songs from side 2. Speaking of sides, this is where he takes his first step solidly into electric rock territory on side 1. But he still keeps one foot planted in his ever evolving stream of consciousness brand of folk on side 2. I think it's a brilliant way to break up the album to make that transition and I think he did it in the correct order, even though it seems somewhat counter intuitive. Lead with the new, the thing that is unexpected, then give them the thing they are more accustomed to while they recover from that initial shock. Side 2 is also much heavier emotionally than side 1 and I think that makes alot of sense to weight it that way too. He would of course go on to be accused of being the Judas of the folk scene but Dylan didn't look back. I love this album. I have listened to it so many times I don't really need to listen to it again as I have it nearly memorized. But it's such a joy that I will listen to it again, several times in fact.

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5

Ok fine I'm a Bob Dylan fan, can't fight it anymore. Hearing Subterranean Homesick Blues conjures images of him with an electric guitar shocking America. Solid all the way through.

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Haven’t had a lot of exposure to Dylan, but I really enjoys this. ‘Maggie’s Farm’ nabbing a rock limelight from Rage Against The Machine

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Listened Before: N Peak Dylan! Nice! While I haven't listened to this one before, I am familiar with a few of the songs. Pros: This album is amazing. Good music and witty, biting social commentary. Can't go wrong with that combo. Every song is well crafted and the recordings are raw enough to make you feel like you're there with him. Cons: Can't think of many. Even Mr. Tambourine Man as over-done as it is as a song, shines on this one. Added to Library: Y Songs added to playlist: On the Road Again, Maggie's Farm.

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Fuck the folkies, this thing swings.

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This was my first Dylan album experience. Got it via the small tape collection at Exmouth Library in the late 80s but unfortunately at the same time as borrowing his 1986 album, 'Knocked Out Loaded', which I've read as being rated as his worst studio album (and there is some serious competition for that honour). So on the one hand, 'BIBH' was a revelation and is still one of my favourites of his (took a while to get into 'H61R', love 'BotT, also a big fan of late Dylan, esp 'Time Out Of Mind', always struggle a bit with 'BoB'), on the other hand, the 'Knocked Out Loaded' experience stopped me from further investigations into his back catalogue for a long while. Probably not helped by Dylan's late 80s output at the time.

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5

Excellent album, maybe not one of Dylan's greatest but still full of awesome hits. Love "It's all over now baby blue"

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gates of eden is so damn good....i dunno what i expected from bobbie dylie but this kinda bops...it's alright ma im only bleeding :(((

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FIVE STARS An all-time classic As is usually the case with those five-stars albums, I won't write a full-blown review about this particular record, because others have already written wonderful stuff about it and there's not much I can add that I feel could be relevant and interesting. It's just a gem. Go and listen to it a.s.a.p. [Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 984 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 6 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 6 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (as I think many others are more important): 4 Albums on which I feel my judgment is muddled by my past forays into specific genres instead of others (some might end up on my final list if they're culturally important): 1]

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Every song … excellent!!

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I’ve recently been getting into Bob Dylan’s discography so I think it’s funny I was going to listen to this album anyway so far this is one of my favorite Bob Dylan albums, don’t get me wrong, I love the folksy stuff he did in his first four albums, there’s just something so magical about him finally incorporating rock and roll into his music I can’t wait to listen to Highway 61 Revisited, I’ve heard that’s one of his best albums anyway, this is absolutely a 10/10 album, but I think it’s more enjoyable if you listen to his first four albums first, hearing his sound build and grow as he tries out new stuff before you hear this beautiful rock and roll project

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Hole trip

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fantastic

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Tym razem znowu wylosowal sie Dylan z mojego ulubionego okresu jego tworczosci, wiec przejscia folkowego brzmienia w twardsze rokowanie z uzyciem elektrycznych instrumentow, bedace mozna powiedziec narodzinami nowego gatunku, czyli folkowego rocka, ktore wlasnie mialo miejsce na Bringing It All Back Home z 65, bedacy szostym studyjnym krazkiem w dyskografii Bobowej, ktory idealnie balansuje pomiedzy folkowym Dylanem uczniem pana Guthriego, a czyms nowym, muzyka lat 60, ktora przejawia sie w wykorzystaniu elektrycznych instrumentali, wiec plyta na pierwszej stronie pokazuje swoje nowe brzmienie, wiec mozna posluchac pana Dylana na elektryku i kultowej harmonijce z kilkoma ciekawymi postaciami, jak Brucem Langhornem, ktory mial byc inspiracja dla kawalka mr tambourine man, na krorym takze go mozna uslyszec jako kounter melodie elektrykowa, tak samo jak na zamykajacym krazek its all over now, baby blue, na jak tak popularny album, tak bardzo rozpisany jesli chodzi o strone liryczna nigdzie nie moge znalezc kto bierze udzial w nagraniach danych kawalkow, a szkoda bo zwlaszcza na pierwszej stronie gdzie instrumentalnie sporo sie dzieje sporo osob wydaje sie pominietych, bo jak to w przypadku wiekszosci Dylanoiwych nagran sesje zamknieto ekspresem, bo wystarczyly dwie sejse na nagranie wszystkiego co mialo sie znalezc na plycie, a nawet wiecej, bo caly album zostal nagrany z elektrykami, ale jedynie czesc dostala sie do wersji ostatecznej, to polaczenie elektrykowego A sajda z klasycznym folkowym B sajdem jest czyms co sprawia, ze ta plyta jest tak wyjatkowa dla mnie w dyskografii Dylanowej, jako jeden z najbardziej influencyjnych jego wydan, co do strony lirycznej, to juz wczesniej sie rozpisywalem nad tym jak barwne historie potrafi on tworzyc praktycznie o niczym i jak tworzyc bohaterow, z ktorymi czlowiek potrafi sie zrzyc w ciagu kilku minut trwania piosenki i tutaj jest dokladnie tak samo, wiec plyta otwiera abstrakcyjna opowiesc w ktorej glowna role dostaja drugi i milicja, wiec typowa opowiesc o zyciu pod tytulem subterranean homesick blues, tak wyglada wieksza czesc pierwszej strony, ktora stanowi swojgo rodzaju epicko sarkastyczny komentarz hameryki tamtych czasow, druga czesc tej strony beda dwa love songi she belongs to me i love minus zero, z pierwszego traka wynika bardziej, ze to on nalezy do niej, bo tak idealna jest ta wybranka, bo tak wlasnie wyglada pani z okladki, love minus zero takze kontynuuje temat milosci idealnej, dluzsza nazwa tego kawalka zawiera takze /no limit ktory swietnie pasuje do tej teorii, druga strona swietnie pokazuje kontrast jaki instrumental potrafi stworzyc, nadal komentowane sa podobne tematy, tylko teraz maja calkiem inne brzmienie, czego swietnym przykladem jest its alright, ma im only bleeding, pietnastozwrotkowy komentarz lat 60 i spoleczenstwa hameryki z ktorego pochodza jedne z najbardziej kultowe teksty, jak o nagim prezydencie, czy gilotynowaniu, no i jest pan tamburyniarz, ktory jest jednym z najbardziej kultowych utworow w dyskografii Dylana, tyle razy coverowany, a jednak tutaj brzmi dla mnie najlepiej, jeden z tych kawalkow ktore potrafia przeniesc czlowieka do innego miejsca, takim miejscem moga byc wrota edenu, czyli jeden z najbardziej enigmatyczno surrealistycznych fragmentow plyty, inspirowany Blejkowym songs of paradise, krazek zamyka fitujacy its all over now, ktory swietnie pasuje jako utwor ktorym pan Bob pozegnal sie z folkowym establiszmentem i swietnie pokazujacy dorastanie Dylana jako artysty, ktory szuka samego siebie, wydaje mi sie ze ta strona jest bogatsza lirycznie, chociaz to tylko cztery kawalki, ktore sa jednak bardziej rozbudowane niz rokowo blusowe eksperymenty pierszej strony, na plejke raczej nic nie dodam, bo juz dawno to zrobilem, ale musze dodac album na spotifajowa poleczke biblioteczna

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Ah Young Bob! don't cha' just love him.... get him before the cancel culture does! Saw him in '78 at Blackbushe Aerodrome in Hampshire, great day with Clapton, Graham Parker and the Rumour and Joan Armatrading plus more. One of those moments in my life when I realised what music can do! Classic this one from the early Dylan oeuvre with songs that are now classics. I could say there isn't a bad one on this but my particular favourites are "Subterranean Homesick Blues" "Maggies Farm" (which took on a whole new meaning in the early '80's inthe UK thanks to our then Prime minister. I would recommend The Blues Bands version!) "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" "Mr Tambourine Man" "It's Alright Ma' (I'm Only Bleeding) and "It's all Over Now Baby Blue" see I said the whole album is a classic really. Love it, Have it in my Vinyl collection and rightfully on this list.

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I am familiar with BOB DYLAN and his fifth album BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, which I have and like very much. After listening to BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, I still find Dylan to be one of the most consistent songwriter of his and our generation. He is not everyone’s cup of tea. The imagery expressed in DYLAN’s is startling and surreal. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, besides BOB DYLAN - BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, there are six other albums listed: THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN (1963); HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED (1965); BLONDE ON BLONDE (1966); BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (1975); TIME OUT OF MIND (1997); BOOTLEG SERIES VOL.4 LIVE 1966 (1998) Rate Artist: BOB DYLAN (5.0) Rate Album (Year): BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME (US 1965 Original) (5.0) Ranking of BOB DYLAN - BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME songs No. Title Length Side one (Electric Side) 1. "Subterranean Homesick Blues" 2:21 10.0/10 2. "She Belongs to Me" 2:47 09.0/10 3. "Maggie's Farm" 3:54 10.0/10 4. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" 2:51 08.0/10 5. "Outlaw Blues" 3:05 09.0/10 6. "On the Road Again" 2:35 09.0/10 7. "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" 6:30 09.0/10 Side two (Acoustic Side) 8. "Mr. Tambourine Man" 5:30 10.0/10 9. "Gates of Eden" 5:40 09.0/10 10. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" 7:29 10.0/10 11. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 4:12 10.0/10 US 1965 Original Release 103.0/110 = 9.36 / 2 = 4.68

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Želja mi je imati sve njegove albume do 1967., a ovaj neka bude u prvih 5 albuma. Iako mi se jako sviđa album i volim Dylana dok je još bio isključivo na akustici (ne krivim ga ništa što je kasnije prešo na električnu ko što su mnogi ljudi bili protiv, dobar potez tho). Zapravo je cijeli album jako dobar, dao bi 9/10 ili pak 4.5/5, zato ovim putem javljam da dajem jako pozitivnu zvjezdicu za ovaj album. Također je važno napomenuti da ću ove godine proći sve njegove albume i rejtat ih. It's about damn time! Teško će biti, ali mi je to Bog rekao da napravim. Kaže: "Luka, ne budeš li rejtao Dob Bylana, oduzet ću ti majstorstvo u upravljanju viličarom." To sam shvatio personalno - samo čekam bolje vrijeme da mogu otić u prirodu, sjest negdje i pustit si sat vremena jednog albuma na dan. Sitnice su važne.

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I fucking LOVE this album! This might be my favourite iteration of Dylan, I just love him going electric. I know it caused such a stir back in the day when he shifted his style, but it was a bold ballsy move that works for him. He's always challenged his listeners to keep up with him or fuck off. He goes where his artistry guides him and does what he wants, a total maverick. "Don't ask me nothing about nothing, I just might tell you the truth.” Subterranean Homesick Blues is an incredible opening track, Maggie's Farm is such a fun bop (I love cranking that one and singing along loudly in the car), and Mr. Tambourine Man is a high watermark of Dylan's songwriting. It's all solid, the whole way through. It's a great fucking album. It is irresistibly fun and cheeky and it will always hold up. Well done, Bob. Well done!

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5

Great Dylan album that explores blues. One of my favorites.

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Dylan is such an important part of music history that it feels impossible to look at a song or an album without that layering over it. This is a beautiful album. Every single line on "It's Allright Ma'" has multiple meanings both within and without the context of the song. And then you add in the the repetitive music behind the lyrics. This is both an album to sing to and be inspired by.

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5

Fab-just brilliant.

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Fantastic

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Starts off strong, and stays steady from there.

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Fantastic album, maybe Dylan's best from the 60s.

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I think this is Bob Dylan's best album, this had significant impact on the culture and community at the time.

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5

Bob Dylan at his best. Poetry and folk music wedded in perfect bliss. The artfulness of his lyrics on this album is rarely surpassed

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TE AMO BOB

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I love Dylan's stream-of-consciousness rhymes with a passion, and he's just on fire on this album. A towering giant of music of any century.

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Bob Dylan doing archetypal Bob Dylan. It’s a great album.

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Dylan Magic!

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It grew on me quite a bit, didn't love it but it was pretty good.

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Peak Dylan

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Great stuff!! Not my favourite but really good

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4 stars

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Second half is fire, very bob Dylan

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4.2

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Classic Dylan album

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Absolute bangers all the way through. It is funny that he ends almost every song with a fade, but just a great album overall.

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better then i thought

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Flippin good.

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Full of greats. A superb album. Probably one of his best.

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Really enjoyed this, had no idea i liked bob dylan til now.

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Incredible!

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I think this one was more accessible to me than some of his more drug-strung-out ones.

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Haven’t been a fan of what I’ve heard of Bob Dylan before, but I assume that was mostly more recent stuff when we was more popular. She Belongs To Me is a nice song. Didn’t care for the one before it. All in all, a nice album. Still unsure of his later stuff, but this one is nice.

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The album opens with "Subterranean Homesick Blues", a romp through the difficulties and absurdities of anti-establishment politics that was heavily inspired by Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business". Often cited as a precursor to rap and music videos (the cue-card scene in Dont Look Back), "Subterranean Homesick Blues" became a Top 40 hit for Dylan. "Snagged by a sour, pinched guitar riff, the song has an acerbic tinge … and Dylan sings the title rejoinders in mock self-pity," writes music critic Tim Riley. "It's less an indictment of the system than a coil of imagery that spells out how the system hangs itself with the rope it's so proud of." "Maggie's Farm" is Dylan's declaration of independence from the protest folk movement. Punning on Silas McGee's Farm, where he had performed "Only a Pawn in Their Game" at a civil rights protest in 1963 (featured in the film Dont Look Back), Maggie's Farm recasts Dylan as the pawn and the folk music scene as the oppressor. Rejecting the expectations of that scene as he turns towards loud rock'n'roll, self-exploration, and surrealism, Dylan sings: "They say sing while you slave / I just get bored."

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Bobby D! Classics. Don't care what you say about his voice

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good

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the poet during the 60's no much more to say

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Además de la archiconocida Mr Tambourine me han encantado Love Minus Zero y Baby Blue. De las rockeras me quedo con Alright Ma, ya podéis adivinar que a mí personalmente me gusta más el lado folk/blues de Dylan que el rockero. Puntuación 4/5.

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Maravilloso Dylan. Sin ser el mejor disco rebosa calidad por todos lados. Canciones míticas como Subterranean Homesick Blues o Mr. Tambourine Man suenan mejor entre los temas de este Album. Un disco en el que se empieza a ver como Dylan abandona el Folk más cerrado añadiendo rasgos del Rock a su música. De hecho este mismo año también compuso la gran canción Like a Rolling Stone aunque quedó incluida en otro de los albunes míticos de Dylan. Todas las canciones tienen como mínimo un notable uso de los ritmos y guitarras folk. Momentos inolvidables como She Belongs to me o Gates of Eden dan paso a canciones desgarradoras como Maggie’s Farm o rifts de guitarras como las que se presentan en It’s Alright, Ma. Los acordes del inolvidable Mr. Tambourine llegan a uno de los momentos cumbres de Dylan. Pero sin duda la canción más Iconica es Subterranean Homesick Blues; de ella se ha dicho muchas cosas que confirman el lugar que ocupa en el Linaje del Rock; “Johnny es el fundamento de todo... él prepara la medicina”… Así respondia Thom Yorke, integrante de Radiohead en alusión a Jonny Greenwood, gitarra solista del grupo, haciendo un homenaje a los primeros versos de la canción de Dylan. Y solo queda decir “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” 4,5 / 5.

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Actually kinda good

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Excellent - a very consistent Dylan record, and it's cool to see him at the beginning of his electric period.

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Bob Dylan innit.

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Am quite a big Dylan fan anyway, always thought I preferred his rock stuff more than his folk stuff but this is really good. Lacked the emotional connection of Cohen so not a 5 star record but still ace.

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I don't generally go for Dylan's deep cuts, but his hits are hits. That's about all I have to say.

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Subterranean homesick blues

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Aangename luistermuziek, maar wel wat eentonig op den duur. Prachtige teksten (zoals verwacht). Oprecht moeten lachen met het begin van 'Bob Dylan's 115th Dream'. Leuk dat ze dat stukje er in laten

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Great album but not my favourite Bob Dylan album

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Just really nice and chilling music. Dylan is indeed more of a poet than musician, so naturally you will get much more from the song when you actually focus to lyrics. I really enjoyed it.

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Dylan. Nuff said

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Enjoyable for sure, energetic, decent vibes. As a side note: can see so much how Jake Bugg just unashamedly ripped off / copied Bob Dylan 😂. Easy a 3, prob would be a 3.5 in reality

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Really enjoyable first listen. Favourite track: 7-Bob Dylan's 115th Dream

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Lyrical poetry in Dylan’s prime with rudimentary blues backing.

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I should listen to more Dylan. Great songs on this album including ones I didn’t know he wrote.

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Крута гармоніка

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Pretty good Bobby Dylan album. Interesting layout of each side being a different style

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Really enjoyable. Like the instrumentals. It's always fun to listen to some Dylan harmonica. Might have to listen over and over to really get into the lyrics. Only real criticism is it does all starts to sound the same. blasphemy for hardcore Dylan fans. Didn't know he originally did Mr. Tambourine Man. Good to know. 4.0

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Overall a solid album. Not Dylan's best in my opinion but still a must listen.

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Good

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good - enjoyed it

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Good. Old but good.

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Very ramble-y, but ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. Wonderfully nonsensical storytelling.

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Bob "pimpin" Dylan back at it again

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Classic, good to hear the whole album

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Not Bobby’s best a good one nonetheless

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This is the first Dylan album I've listened to front to back. I liked it! I get the appeal now. Obviously not my favorite vocalist, but he is a talented songwriter.

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I've heard enough Dylan and saw him live in the early 2000's, and when I drew this album I wasn't very excited. I think his music is fine and I do get the significance of what he was doing at the time he was doing it, but I've never been able to get into it. With that said, this was a much better album than I was expecting. It's classic Dylan, you have some of the really well known numbers in here, but it's not as challenging of a listen as I thought and really does come on as more of some traditional folk tunes, nothing that was too out there. Pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this and that it maintained a pretty consistent tone throughout.

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enjoyed this

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Жесть внатуре мистер тамбурин Мэн, а так вообще не самое любимое, какие-то блюз каверы

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Dylan's voice and songwriting set him apart from the dozens of other albums from around this era on this list. The album lacks punch in some places but is good throughout its runtime. 8/10

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8/10. Pretty good overall, as per usual only a few songs stood out to me, especially "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue". I was particularly pleased by the pittance of protracted pieces, as those tend to make the Dylan discography drag.

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An amazing album. Just a notch below The Big Three, but a very small notch. 4.5 🌟

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This is based on two half-listens which adds up to a whole and if you disagree with me, then I say move along... (oh well I) I've got the Dylan rhythm Coursing through my soul. I said I've got that Dylan rhythm Writing this thing now... They seem like little nuggets, Stories from the road From travels through the sands of time And small town Idaho I said I've got that Dylan rhythm Writhing through my soul... (etc) It's quite fun and exciting to hear such tales in song I want to listen to it in its fullness That's why I give it for for now, I've got that Dylan rhythm ooh boy, jangling through my soul...

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Enjoyed this much more than i expected I would. Captivated by the stories of Maggie's Farm and 115th Dream. Some nice gentle moments in Love Minus Zero and Gates of Eden. Evoked far more emotion in me than I've found with bobby d before. I'd slap a 3.5 on it if I could, but I'll round up on this occasion

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Dylan has better albums but this kicked off his best period (up until about 1976). A watershed moment.

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Dank

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Bob Dylan's voice is not what I like to much...

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The transition of Dylan's career into more rock-oriented music. I blame The Beatles... they met before the production of this album and poof. No coincidence. Also explains the electric instruments in the first half, which I actually like but forms a dynamic contrast with the second side, longer acoustic songs. The electric sound doesn't work well with the traditional folk ("She Belongs to Me" and blues ("Outlaw Blues", "On the Road Again") songs, and I can understand part of the flack he got from fans, but it's amazing with the fast-paced free-flow songs like "Subterranean Homesick Ali- Blues" and "Maggie's Farm." We get into more surreal lyrics with these songs, making for more engaging songs. For non-Dylan sounds, the combination of electric instruments and intriguing lyrics can help introduce them better than any other album. I'm of course referring to "Love Minus One" as the epitome song, but "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" and the second half are full of such long and drawn-out surrealism, ranging from humour to calming psychedelia. Second side transitions back to acoustic with the star track "Mr. Tambourine Man." Which version is better? Who cares? They both serve different purposes. Melody and Dylan's voice are crisp and soothing, Love the harmonica bit best in this song and additional surreal verses. Flows really well with the rest of the album. "Gates of Eden" is weak but poetic lyrics. Trophy for best songwriting goes to "It's Alright Ma." Love the subtle emotional shifts in his voice at certain points. Ends smoothly with the simple yet soothing "It's All Over Now Baby Blue." Some really amazing tracks on this album. I'm a bit biased since this coming string of rock albums appeals to me more than the folkier stuff. The most imaginative lyrics in his discography helps reinforce Dylan's status as one of the greatest songwriters (although the best had yet to come). Even the weaker tracks add diversity. "Gates of Eden" is the only song that overstayed its welcome, but I was interested in hearing the verses like a storybook.

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I've always liked and respected Dylan rather than loved him, but I think this is my favourite album of his

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4/5

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3.5/5. It's alright. I think it's pretty average. I liked the opening track. I never really understood people's obsession with Bob Dylan. I think he's a good songwriter and singer, but I don't see why people give him so much praise, maybe I'm missing something.

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V close to a 5 faded toward the end

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Good one with three songs who sticks out.

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Actually really enjoyed this - never clicked with Dylan before, but this drew me into his stories and his expression on the guitar was really great. Will listen again

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Dylan goes electric and back again. Some of his biggest and best on this from his mid-20s.

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Classic Dylan, some really good songs I never heard before. 115th dream was amazing

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Good album, enjoyed Dylan’s lyrics and singing more than I expected

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Monday November 29th, 2021, at work. Knew a few songs.

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It still holds up well. It’s recorded excellently. Very clear. The music is pretty delicious too. The lyrics a little nonsensical. But it grooves.

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Som att flyttas till ett sent 60-tals jag. Sångerna lovar förändring och jag följer Dylan in i hans värld där dröm och verklighet blandas.

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Pretty good. Didn't know Radiohead covered that song.

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Jaunty music, poetic lyrics, generally upbeat album. A good listen, but not on the days you want more quiet for your brain.

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I swear I will come across a 5-star Bob Dylan album one day. This came pretty damn close but it didn't hit me just yet.

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It has the hits, the deeper cuts, and a bit of a funny blooper. I'm not the biggest fan of Bob Dylan, but have to admit this deserves to be in the 1001 book. Favourite songs were Homesick Subterranean Blues and Maggie's Farm

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Nice singing and lyrics, but I especially like how Bob handles the guitar.

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Heart emoji. I love finding out that artists have written songs I thought belonged to others.

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Dylan is hit or miss with me, but this was a very easy listen.

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This is such a great bit of Bob. If the next two albums weren't so spectacular, this would be in 5 territory.

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It's sort of hard for me to rate this album. There are a lot of great songs on it, but it's fascinating to me how many of his songs have better covers. Three on this album alone! I guess his genius is undeniable but I'm rating this album and I don't think I'd listen to this more than once.

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One of the cool things about this list is that it has given me a greater appreciation for Bob Dylan. I liked him before, but never really understood why people regarded him so highly. While I still find his voice grating at times, listening to this album gave me a better appreciation for how innovative Dylan was. This album came out before all of the Beatles' most enduring works, and really stands out from what other artists were doing in 1965. The fact that he put so much work into experimenting with adding electric backing tracks to existing folk songs before recording it was neat to read about, and clearly it paid off in this album. That you could mix folk and electric rock was one of those things that I would have taken for granted, but someone had to be the first one to bring them together, and this represents Dylan's realization of that fusion. The songs are uniformly good on this album, with some of them being all time greats. The album kept my interest the whole way through, even as he transitions to more acoustic stuff in the back half. This is one that I can see myself picking up on vinyl 4/5 (really wanted to give it 5, but that voice does not hold up all the way through. It's a shame that one of the greatest rock poets was restricted to singing entirely through his nose)

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Not personally a huge Dylan fan, but can't deny the legacy and power of this album. I don't think it's his best album, but still quite good.

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9/10

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Every so often, some album-title/track-title wordplay hits the spot. Fitting that it's Dylan doing the language game here. Music's pretty killer, too. The journey home from full band to acoustic tunes is seamless, highlighting strengths. I do find the second half's songs to be stronger as songs. It's Alright, Ma is a wonderful piece of work.

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1/31/22 Listened to this album on a walk outside on a beautiful day. Perfect “Glad to be alive music”! Enjoyed more than I thought I would considering it’s kinda folksy. This would also be great driving through Texas with the windows down music. He tells a great story. Would give 4.5 if I could. Favorite song: Love Minus Zero

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Some very fun tracks like Maggie’s Farm and Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream and the classic Mr. Tambourine Man

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Listened to on 1/31/22 4.5/5 Favorite song: Love Minus Zero, Mr. Tambourine Man This album was so easy to listen to and had lots of fun instruments integrated. Would absolutely listen to again and again

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Bob Dylan is another of those artists whose back catalogue is intimidatingly large, but this album seems like a good entry point with a number of all time classics.

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Rätt lit, gossen kan skriva

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Subterranean Homesick Blues It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Mr. Tambourine Man All great tracks I knew before, but this whole album has that same level. Why did I never come across it before? Probably because I'm not a big fan of Bob... I'm glad this album tries to change my mind.

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Really liked this, some good ones I knew already and a few new discoveries.

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Not my favorite Dylan album but close to it.

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4/5

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Liked it, nostalgic

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4/5. Not my favorite Dylan, but it’s friggin B Dyl

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A Bob Dylan album that doesn't give me a migraine - amazing! Yes he's an amazing songwriter, but boy, does his voice grate. But not this...fab!

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The music and tempo are the same for most of the songs, with Mr. Tambourine Man being the most memorable, but his lyrics as always are powerful and effective, and the rhythm at which he sings them puts him closer to a rapper than to his folk contemporaries.

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"It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" might have converted me to a Dylan fan

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Used to like Bob Dylan a lot. I should revisit cause I haven't heard his ish in a minute

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I wish I didn’t have such a blind spot for bob Dylan

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I’ve herd his live 1966 album before this so I kinda know how this will go and I know three of the songs from that so I may make a few comparisons between the versions: The album starts with the song subterranean homesick blues, it’s okay a nice, short opener typical great Dylan singing but also typical poor quality singing but I wouldn’t want anything else. I also expected the harmonica to be more annoying but it was fine. I prefer this version of she belongs to me than the live version ( which was still one of my favourites on the acoustic half of that album) so that’s good, great lyrics which I didn’t really mention on that review. Maggie’s farm is alright I feel its some of the weaker Bob Dylan songs lyrically, but it’s quite enjoyable and the instrumental part is quite strong. Love minus zero feels like a step up from Maggie’s farm lyrically, It is probably one of the most boring instrumentally especially when there’s meant to be a full band on this half. Outlaw blues on the other hand sounds more like a band song, but it still keeps that Bob Dylan sound, but I get for listeners at the time it may have been too alienating from his previous songs. I still love it though! The harmonica ( a bit I didn’t enjoy on other works) actually works nicely for on the road again and the lyrics are entertaining. Bob Dylan’s 115th dream starts off entertaining keeping in a bit that really sounds like it should be cut, not saying the song gets any worse just the longer Bob Dylan songs never really entertain me as much as the shorter length ones. The lyrics are entertaining though! Now for the acoustic half starting off with Mr tambourine man another song I’ve herd previously, this version is a few minutes shorter so it’s really perfect length to be fair and with this version I think I recognised it more and while it’s still Bob Dylan’s singing in a weird way it kinda fits the song and really nice lyrics. Gates of eden follows a slightly weaker song instrumentally but it still hits well the lyrics are probably the best so far but there’s two songs left. That piercing harmonica when he gets to the chorus bit works well. Its alright ma i’am only bleeding, has I nice intro, and I like the way he does the verses fine not great singing but good performance. The chorus isn’t as good but there’s worse in the world and it does drag. Its all over now baby blue one I’ve herd before from the live album, probably my least favourite from that album that’s on here but it was still a better one overall Just not the kinda song I would think of as a closer on an instrumental standpoint but I guess lyrically it’s a perfect sendoff. Overall a much more enjoyable experience than what I’ve herd from him before.

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One good song, the rest is boring

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I feel like I’ve read a dozen books by the time I’m done listening to this, and yes that is more than the number of songs. It’s wonderful. That said, I do find Bob Dylan exhausting at times.

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Listened to a huge amount of Dylan at one point in my life, not so much anymore. There are few modern lyricists in his league in my mind but in albums like this in particular I wonder, behind the opulent wordplay is the substance really there or is it just reeling stream of consciousness. Still way up there, second tier Dylan in my personal reckoning.

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one of the better dylan albums so far

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Maybe my favorite Dylan song is Subterranean Homesick Blues...the rest is decent. Above average as far as Dylan goes. 3.5/5

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Great singer, better lyrics writer.

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A fantastic set of songs. The half-electric half-acoustic ordering gives this the vibe of a double album (without the runtime) and pretty much every track is a classic or a heartwrenching lyrical goldmine

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Always a fascinating artist, at least to my ear, in his various incarnations. I like this album a lot and I really love that he went with more electric instruments and a more rock sound for this one. This was recorded before I was born, so needless to say I have no experience with the folk scene in the early 60s into which Dylan exploded, the tension with that scene when he went electric, and so on. But as cultural history, I happen to be interested in it. Some real great songs here. What a freaking incredible writer, lyrically and musically. His lyrics on this album are wonderful on their own as poetry. I like the way he performs his songs, too.

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Bob Dylan probably just isnt my thing. I might enjoy it more if I try focusing on/reading the lyrics as I listen.

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not my cup of tea - most songs a 1-2. Elevated to 3 because I do like Mr. Tambourine Man

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Fav Song: Maggie's Farm

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Bob is not one of those artists that I listen to very frequently but that I quite enjoy when I do x2

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Definitely not my favorite Dylan. If you put it on in my car on a road trip, I'd allow it, but I'd silently wonder why you picked this album.

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I’m not a huge fan of Dylan’s voice, but I found that the entire album is super cohesive and I think I appreciate him a lot more than I previously did.

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Just good ol' Bob. You get exactly what you paid for. Solid.

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pretty good

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I'm a fan, but this album is not one of my favorites

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More high school nostalgia. I wonder what it would have been like to experience this as “current” music though. Weird to hear some of these alternate versions to the ones I know. Not sure which first

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Meh.

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"She's a brown skin woman - but I love her just the same" Sorry Bob you're CANCELLED. I like Bob Dylan but I thought most of these songs were pretty average.

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Bob Dylan en todo su esplendor. Voz, letras y guitarra.

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More BD

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I'm glad Bob Dylan was on here because I've never really listened to him and I know he's kind of a big deal. Took me a while to get into it but once I did some of the lyrics really struck me.

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I’m a fan of Bob Dylan’s hits but less so on his deeper tracks. It takes me a while to appreciate the music in the lyrics I think - maybe someday this could get to a 4 for me. Not likely to listen again soon. Of course Mr Tambourine Man is magical

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I've never been a huge fan of Dylan. He's got a few songs that I like but from this I could only see myself listening to Subterranean Homesick Blues and Mr. Tambourine Man. Very alright otherwise - nothing to write home about.

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Decent album. Some really good songs on there, some more generic stuff. Will happily listen again.

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Goed, maar ik heb al betere nummers gehoord van hem dan de nummers op dit album. Lang getwijfeld tussen 3 en 4 sterren. Misschien dat de teksten bij meerdere keren luisteren beter tot hun recht komen, maar nu hou ik het toch op 3.

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3/5 why can't I get dylan? :(

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I'm sort of split on this one. The gritty start of the album surprised me a bit, before it turned to the mellower songs more in the style of his famous hits that I know Bob Dylan from. I liked some of these mellower ones a lot better, but others were just a bit boring and went on for a little too long. The songs I liked best were Mr. Tambourine Man, 115th Dream (although I strongly disliked the beginning) and Love Minus Zero.

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First half is decent, second half drags a bit. Best track: Subterranean Homesick Blues

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Subterranean Homesick Blues is notable

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false

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I tend to prefer Dylan's music covered by other artists, but this album is really great.

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Very good listening album. 7/10. Nothing stood out as an absolute great song.

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The first song is a banger already xD

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Buen album, no creo que sea el mejor

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No es mi estilo

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Lo stile di Dylan è molto riconoscibile e questo è un pregio, anche se non sempre mi piace l'interpretazione vocale. Musicalmente lo trovo un pò povero però l'ho ascoltato con piacere.

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She Belongs To Me: Che palle apparte l'armonica me sta a piacè... Maggie's Farm: Ma che è tutta sta voglia de vive?? Se continua così de certo l'uno non glie lo posso mette, speriamo che i prossimi facciano veramente schifo :( Love Minus Zero: Qua se mette male... Bob Dylan's 115th Dream: Che palle mo me sta pure simpatico... Gates Of Eden: Questa è la prima che m'ha fatto due palle Dylan's style In Conclusione: C'avevo l'uno in canna però in tutta onestà non posso darglielo. La prima parte del disco m'ha divertito molto, giusto gli ultimi tre pezzi so un po' pesanti e ti dylaniano (ah ah ah ah). I testi comunque mediamente so interessanti e mi piace il modo zozzo di suonare l'acustica, un po' punk. La sua voce è meno fastidiosa qua e pure la sua stupida armonica. Probabilmente rende meglio quando rimane nel blues o magari la roba acustica all'epoca era più rivoluzionaria di quanto suoni oggi. Comunque mi immagino che potrei risentire alcuni pezzi una volta ogni tanto, alla fine la maggior parte m'ha divertito.

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Feel like I should have listened to this by now as I already knew every other track. Overall a good solid folk effort from the man.

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Bob being Bob.

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Bob Dylan è uno di quegli artisti, pionieri super affermati e pluripremiati che non ho mai considerato molto, forse perché essendo spesso preceduti dalla loro fama o associandoli a persone sbagliate parto sempre un po' prevenuto. Questa è la prima volta che ascolto un suo album per intero e obiettivamente devo dire che non mi è dispiaciuto.

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Dylan für Anfänger: nur Hits drauf, der Beat spomped, der Meister hat Bick auf Entertainment, und auf Maggies Farm wird heute bestimmt nicht mehr gearbeitet. Bringt mich immer noch nicht auf den völligen Hobo-Trip, aber trotzdem: von hier aus gern weiter mit uns, Mr. Zimmermann! (3,5)

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чот представил, что альбом нормик зайдёт если гнать на грузовике между штатами сша и вот это вод всё, ну типо роадмюзик. А так-то хз ,пусть будет чо

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Pretty tite, dylan's voice kinda grates on me after a short while

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Nice sound for Bob Dylan. I like the melodies and tone but not super into the drawn-out storytelling. Would have to listen a few more times to get into the lyrics.

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solo un paio mi piacciono. lui è molto rumoroso a volte

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I grew up hearing Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, but never explored his music beyond that. Didn’t know about this album, pretty sure my ears are Dylan-deficient, so glad to check it out. After the first seconds of “Subterranean Homesick Blues” it is clear this belongs on the list. Should have listened to this a long time ago. “She Belongs To Me” is an example of the smoother Dylan voice and a truly beautiful song. “Maggie’s Farm” swings a bit. I enjoyed it less than the softer song before it. But “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” goes back to that softer sound that I definitely prefer. “On The Road Again” surprised me with its witty lyrics. And the fun continues with “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream”. Crazy dream story with rocking music. Of course I’ve heard Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” before. This sparse version contrasts with the lush cover by The Byrds, and while I’d likely always think of the latter first the original really focuses you on the poetry of the song. “The Gates of Eden” and “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” read like poetry. Nice ending with “It’s All Ober Now, Baby Blue”. Still not sure how big of a Dylan fan I am, but the importance of this album is irrefutable. Glad to have listened to this.

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Too much folkiness

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Just not a huge Bob Dylan fan

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Classic

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I know Bob is known for his lyrical prowess, but as a not very lyrical forward person, this was only fine. His musicality does not bring the album forward enough for me.

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Me están costando mucho trabajo los discos de Dylan.

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Dylan fan ...one or two great tracks...she belongs to me, she.. not enough for me tho...so being mean with 3.7

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collection of intelligent folk/blues tunes. poetic lyrics, social commentary and human condition description. classic unique dylan sound here. nice harmonica. it's alright ma, subteranean homesick blues, maggie's farm

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Thought it was good just all sounded like the blues to me so not exactly my taste but still thought the sound was cool.

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I thought adding more instruments would improve Freewheelin', but I found myself missing the stripped-bare, disguised anger from his 1963 album. Still, very good album.

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Another artist I haven’t spent a lot of time listening to outside of their popular work. I liked it, an insight into music from its time, I can see how Dylan is attributed with influencing so many artists of the late 60’s and early 70’s

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Still a corker

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11/12/21 - Bob Dylan was the first white boy rapper.

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What I expected from Bob Dylan

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Kinda liked this more than I expected. A lot sounds similar. He has a shit load of music on spotify.

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tambourine man and subterranean homesick blues

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Some great tracks, unexpectedly nice.

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Some classics, some nasal caterwauling, overall ok - which is my typical impression of Bob Dylan

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Still no fan of Dylan's singing, but at least this album did not irritate me as much as some of his other (later) work we have been treated with on this list.

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Why is every fart of Dylan in this list? ;) It´s basically more of the same to me. Not saying it´s bad, but still....

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was aight, usual bob I guess

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I guess this is peak Dylan. I like the flow of the album, going from the electric first half to the acoustic second half. It brings a shift in energy and focus, like it's going from the whole world to just one man. It is also a bit of an acquired taste. Do you like the nasally singing man doing version of the blues then the nasally man playing his guitar and occasionally tooting his harmonica? Dylan big strength is as a lyricist so appreciation of this album has to be taken through a "lyrics first" lens.

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so thats what radiohead named their song after. except their song was better. honestly i liked this better than blonde on blonde but not by much. its all over now baby blue is one of my favorite songs but marianne faithfull and van morrison sang it better

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Dylan is more poet than musician. His lyrics may be deep, but his music more often than not is shallow. There are some good tracks on here, especially in the album's first half. But nothing really stands out or touches me. Also, I'm still not a fan of Dylan's voice. 3/5.

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As with the Stones, don't think I've ever sat down and listened to a Dylan album. Was expecting to hate it, dutifully sat down, put it on and realised I knew a lot of it anyway and it was not half bad, again hard to assess the impact it would have had on release

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Definitely quality and fun song writing. Not my style of music though

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The fun stuff is pretty enjoyable. The rest of it is repetitive filler drivel. Kudos if he can remember the lyrics to a couple of those songs

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Great tales are told via simple guitar and Dylanesque word singing

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“A long and whining road.”

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Songs too long as per usual Bob Dylan, but inoffensive enough listening.

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I liked this less than the other Dylan albums we’ve come across so far.

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Great opener. Dylan's voice is off-putting, but we all know that going in. Some of the blues numbers seemed a bit aimless. Didn't really massively stand out for me. Obviously this album is the home of Mr Tamborine Man but I don't think his version is particularly any better than the Byrds. Maybe I'll have to return to this in the summer.

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I’ve never been a big Dylan fan. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m a speech-language pathologist and I always hated hearing a grown ass man mumble incoherently. Anywho, I thought this was pretty decent. His vocals were good and I loved the guitar. I’d play this on a road trip up the Cali coast.

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Another quite enjoyable Bob Dylan album. It appears that he and I may have got off to a shaky start. This includes some well known classics and is fairly strong throughout, although I preferred the more plugged in Side A to the more folky Side B. 3.5/5.

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Good 👍

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Squams

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Ágætisplata. Óbragð í munni.

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J'ai hésité à mettre la note d'une étoile sur cinq mais j'ai finalement décidé d'en donner trois. Je cristallise en effet une véritable haine envers Bob Dylan, qu'il n'a pourtant rien fait pour mériter. En discutant avec Robert, celui-ci m'a d'ailleurs fait cadeau d'une anecdote exclusive et jamais révélée sur l'artiste en question. Alors que Dylan était en représentation au Royal Albert Hall en 1966, un ami à lui fit irruption sur scène pour tenter une expérience. Celui-ci s'avança doucement vers l'artiste en train de chanter Mr. Tambourine Man, puis, discrètement, tendit sa main et pinça son nez. Croyez-le ou non, plus aucun son n'entrait dans le micro. Le public était dans l'incompréhension la plus totale puisque la guitare posée sur les genoux du chanteur ne s'était pas arrêtée, elle. Quelques douzaines de secondes plus tard, l'ami libéra les narines préalablement pincées et c'est alors qu'une rafale d'air déferla sur le micro, provoquant une coupure de liaison avec les enceintes des quatre coins de la salle. Le problème crut être réglé par une intervention tardive de Jim Morrison mais le concert sera finalement reporté.

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Starting to appreciate more the good vibes that Bob Dylan brings. Haven't heard this album before Enjoying.

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Classic Dylan sound. Sometimes it was distracting and sometimes I was lost in the song. 3/5

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Knew more tracks than I thought I would. Never been a big Dylan fan, can't get past the lack of melody having been raised on McCartney. Not terrible though

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Pretty good

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Compared to other works of his, this was rather disappointing. The songs all sounded very very similar, also the same, basic background music and always the rather same singing. In the end not bad but for such a highly rated artist it was disappointing

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No tan aburrido como otros de Dylan

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I hate this guy.

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The best Dylan album I’ve heard so far, but that’s not many at all. A couple of decent tracks and not the obvious ones.

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Day 1: This is the first album of this challenge, I've listened to a few of Bob Dylan's songs before but this is the first full album of his I've listen to I'm surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. I feel like I didn't connect with the Album as much as others due to there being an almost 70 year gap, but I loved how every song was basically a Story. Favourite Song: Subterranean Homesick Blues

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3.0

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Bringing It All Back Home is front-loaded with its best songs and finds Dylan in an uncharacteristically rollicking mood. Also uncharacteristically, he doesn't seem to have much to say. The album degrades as songs get both longer and less complex, ultimately becoming a bit tedious. I'd rather just listen to Muddy Waters.

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'Bringing It All Back Home' tends to get lost sandwiched between the outstanding LPs Dylan recorded before and after. Consider the preceding three- 'The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,' 'The Times They Are a-Changin’,' and 'Another Side of Bob Dylan' (acoustic folk music)- and, the two following- 'Highway 61 Revisited' and 'Blonde on Blonde' (electric rock n’ roll.) And, I must confess, 'Bringing It All Back Home' also gets lost amidst my go-to Dylan music (including later works like 'Blood on the Tracks.') But intentionally so. For one thing, Dylan comes across as if his lyrical output has temporarily overcome his performance energy. He thankfully got it back on the next LP, but this one sounds to me like a winded Dylan. How does one supply the energetic passion to share such an extraordinary amount of lyrics, with little instrumental breaks to catch a breath? And I’m not even talking about the interpretation of songs like ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ and ‘Gates of Eden’ and ‘It’s Allright Ma, I’m Only Bleedng,’ but just the utter volume of it's sung words. Once one does get around to deciphering Dylan on this particular LP, with its shift from social justice issues to surrealism (a relatively new feature for Dylan in 1965), there are many more questions raised than answered: Who is Maggie, or Mr. Tambourine Man, or Baby Blue? What exactly are the Gates of Eden, not to mention their function, and where may they be located? What is a magic swirling ship: a boat, a plane, LSD in a toilet bowl? What precipitated Dylan’s love to the realization that she ‘knows there’s no success in failure, and that failure’s no success at all’? What does that even mean? Dylan’s reference to the conquest of America on ‘Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream’ doesn’t seem to be intended in an exclusively historical way, so what is its relevance to 1965? What is its relevance now? He suggests on the opening song, ‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,’ but that’s surely more than an observation of a purely meteorological event. The whole LP had the feel of Dylan struggling to sustain the energy to endure the performance of these wordy songs- both physically and emotionally. And consider the interesting order in which they are even placed on the album: side one introduces the listener to an assembled band of plugged in rock n’ rollers, while side two is solo, unplugged acoustic Dylan. The strategy is completely backwards. Wouldn’t it make more sense to begin with the familiar acoustic before gradually easing your audience into the ‘new’ electric sound? But the album is entitled, 'Bringing It All Back Home,' so maybe it’s format is purposefully designed to befuddle, with Dylan, all the while, maintaining a purposefully restrained grin. Yet another mystery from the final verse on the final song, after which the listener is left in silence to ponder: ‘Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you. Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you. The vagabond who’s rapping at your door is standing in the clothes that you once wore. Strike another match, go start anew. And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.’ Is Dylan talking to himself, to us, to the folk music community, to the 60’s counter culture, to the American establishment… to a freezing infant?

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I can appreciate that people LOVE Bob Dylan. He's ok for me. Kind of the same sound for every song, every album. I listened to this one a few times, it is worth listening to, but don't think I'd ever go back to it again. Glad I got the chance to hear it. 3/5

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i'm not really into it but i can't deny that the man has talent

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Nice

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Here's another artist that is objectively great but has ALWAYS turned me off. This album doesn't grate on me the way other 1 stars do, so it gets a 2 star rating. Please don't make me listen to another Bob Dylan album though. Please.

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It's nice to have finally heard Bob Dylan, but I'm not a big fan. Worth a listen, but not my style.

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Matig, erg alternatief

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sooo boring and repetitive

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Haven’t listened to Dylan in a while so this was great. Not the best album though

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Not the best of his

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Bob Dylan halt. Nicht so mein Ding...

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60's American folk = not my thing. Next.

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meh, too upbeat even for a dylan album

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Subterranean Homesick Blues" / "She Belongs to Me" Released: March 8, 1965 "Maggie's Farm" / "On the Road Again" Released: June 1965 "Gates of Eden" Released: July 20, 1965

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I wouldn’t say that I listened to Dylan as a kid, but we had a best of album that was played pretty frequently. I see why there were only a few of these songs on it; the song after “Maggie’s Farm” _sucks_, and Hey, Mr Tambourine Man did you know this song goes on for a few verses too long?

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I just get sick of his voice after like 40 seconds in each song... I guess he’s the greatest lyricist ever or something but he’s also the most nasally singer too then.

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Det ik mig

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I was ready to give this 3* as I enjoyed the first handful of songs which I didn't expect but by the end of the album I'd had enough of his voice and the songs weren't different enough to keep my interest despite that. 2*

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Pas mal! Mr tambourine man/Subteranean/Maggie's farm

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Two bangers. And that's about it.

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O álbum abre com a sua melhor canção, Subterranean Homesick Blues, mais rápida e intensa em comparação com o resto do álbum. Bob Dylan aparenta ser mais versado na arte da palavra do que na música, as letras podem ser boas, mas uma música é mais do que a sua letra, melodias simples acompanhadas por uma harmónica. Muitas vezes a harmónica aparece só por aparecer que sinceramente é totalmente desnecessário a maioria das vezes. Nota: 4/10

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2/5

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It was ok, not on par with blonde on blonde though

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unpopular opinion es un poco boring

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As far as Dylan's album go, this is not the worst. The lyrics are great as usual, however it lacks everything else. The melody, voice, and harmonica are repetitive, so enjoy it in small doses unless that's your jam.

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Good transition between his early folk and electro r&b/rock n roll. I prefer "Highway...", "Blonde..." and "Nashville..." 2.75 because although it can see it's good, I hardly ever listen to it.

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Tut mir gut, festzustellen: ich mag dich Dylan echt nicht. Also punktuell geht’s („Love Minus Zero“) aber Albumlänge …?!? angenervte 1.6

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I like the opening track and was hoping for a similar theme for the album but this time in history must have been truly miserable if Bob Dylan was considered groundbreaking. Rambling, monotonous lyrics coupled with a droning melodies and an attempt to reduce to the monotony with a one size fits all harmonica solo. God awful, boring and truly miserable.

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obviously, Mr Tambourine Man is a banger, but this is a pretty slow album and folk isn't high on my list.

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Two good songs, the rest hasn’t aged well

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À part les chansons que je connaissais déjà, je n'ai pas aimé. Sa voix est bien trop nasillarde.

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Not my genre but appreciate the sounds

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Please, no more fucking Dylan.

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Bob's boring

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I don't enjoy Dylan at all, and never have. A poet, maybe, but I find his melodies uninteresting (and often near non-existent) and his nasal tone and delivery painful. Also, why is the harmonica always so high in the mix? As if his whiny vocals weren't bad enough, you then get assaulted with equally obnoxious mouth organ in almost every song. I listened to the whole thing, and hope that I never have to again.

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It's Dylan, so it's shit. He writes great songs, I just wish he didn't insist on singing them himself. I deserve a fucking medal for getting through this whole thing.

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HATE

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An assault on my ears. I have not, do not, and will not ever understand the appeal of Bob Dylan.

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This album is bad. I still don't like Bob Dylan. I listened, and I still don't like it. Also ENOUGH about Maggie, Bob, it's freakin' creepy. Highlights: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue...Not because of the song, but it let us know this over-rated crapfest of an album is over. Lowlights: All of it.

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Fuck me what an annoying cunt

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It’s another f@ckin Bob Dylan song!…so it’s another 1 Star!

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This is disgusting. How could anyone like this? I generally enjoy old-timey folk-type music, but this man's voice is grating on my nerves. I tried listening to every song to give it a fair shot, but they all sound so similar. I did not enjoy this.

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Aðeins of mikið af munnhörpu og hristum fyrir minn smekk....og þetta er allt eins :/

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I am not a big Bob Dylan fan. There were a couple of songs that I recognized but that does not mean I like those songs. I suffered through it. Do yourself a favor and just sit this one out.

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I tried but it just sounds like a lot of wailing and just find his vocals annoying. He’s not for me.

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Meh

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Meh

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This album is bad. I still don't like Bob Dylan. I listened, and I still don't like it. Also ENOUGH about Maggie, Bob, it's freakin' creepy. Highlights: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue...Not because of the song, but it let us know this over-rated crapfest of an album is over. Lowlights: All of it.

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Not for my. Kind of Country...lazy album zzzz

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