The first track invoked a beautiful sense of a sort of melancholic nostalgia in me and the feeling never left.
My first Dylan album I've listened to front to back and I'm glad I had a good experience listening to it. Now I'm excited to delve a little deeper into the rest of his catalogue.
Awesome album and pretty intense production
An enjoyable record
I might be being generous with a 3 but I'm honestly not even completely sure of my feelings on this album yet. It's kind of weird but this album feels like it's on the cusp of being something that I could really enjoy but it never really gets there for me and there are aspects that hold it back. I like a lot of the tones and riffs on this album and some of the lyrical subject matter is just disgusting in a way that I can't look away from (i.e. "Pretty" or "My Gift to You"). I even enjoy the vocal timbre of his voice which I know some other people don't but something here just pulls me out of fully enjoying this album. Maybe it's some of the really cringy lyrics at times taking me out of the music. Maybe it's none of the features really jiving with me all that well despite me enjoying the artists involved (aside from Fred Durst). Maybe this is just the type of record that I need more time to settle how I feel about it but I'm just going to go with a flat neutral rating right now so I can stop thinking about it for awhile. Anyways "All in the Family" and Fred Durst are complete trash.
A great album by one of the best songwriters in American history