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Is this a crap list?
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PostPosted: Thu January 2nd, 2014, 14:17 GMT 
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I can't do this. Here's my Top 10, in no particular order. The one's I couldn't do without. :wink:

Blonde on Blonde (Stuck Inside Of Mobile)
Oh Mercy (Man In The Long Black Coat)
Love and Theft (Mississippi)
Time out if mind (Love Sick)
Blood on the tracks (If You See Her Say Hello)
Together through life (Forgetful Heart)
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (Don't Think Twice)
World gone wrong (Blood In My Eyes)
Nashville skyline (I Threw It All Away)
Tempest (Long And Wasted Years)


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PostPosted: Thu January 2nd, 2014, 16:30 GMT 
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1. John Wesley Harding
2. Bringing it All Back Home
3. Highway 61
4. Blonde on Blonde
5. The Times They Are A Changin'
6. Blood on the Tracks
7. Freewheelin'
8. Tempest
9. Love and Theft
10. Time out of Mind
11. Modern Times
12. World Gone Wrong
13. Together Through Life
14. Street ~ Legal
15. Saved
16. Oh Mercy
17. New Morning
18. Planet Waves
19. Another Side of Bob Dylan
20. Slow Train Coming
21. Basement Tapes official release
22. Bob Dylan
23. Infidels
24. Shot of Love
25. Good as I been to you
26. Desire
27. Self-Portrait
28. Nashville Skyline
29. Under the Red Sky
30. Knocked out Loaded
31. Down in the Groove
32. Empire Burlesque
33. Dylan '73
34. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid


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PostPosted: Thu January 2nd, 2014, 17:24 GMT 

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What the hell:

1. Bringing It All Back Home (It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding))
2. The Times They Are a-Changin' (With God on Our Side)
3. Blood on the Tracks (If You See Her, Say Hello)
4. John Wesley Harding (As I Went Out One Morning)
5. Blonde on Blonde (Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again)
6. Another Side of Bob Dylan (Ballad in Plain D)
7. Highway 61 Revisited (Tombstone Blues)
8. The Bootlegs Series, Vol. 1-3 (She's Your Lover Now)
9. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (Girl From the North Country)
10. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs (Most of the Time)
11. Time Out of Mind (Not Dark Yet)
12. Desire (Isis)
13. Bob Dylan (Talkin' New York)
14. Tempest (Tin Angel)
15. Modern Times (Nettie Moore; HM)
16. Love & Theft (Mississippi)
17. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9 - Witmark Demos (Rambling, Gambling Willie)
18. Planet Waves (Dirge)
19. Street-Legal (Changing of the Guards)
20. Infidels (License to Kill)
21. Oh Mercy (Ring Them Bells)
22. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (Days of '49)
23. Christmas in the Heart (Adeste Fideles)
24. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Knockin' on Heaven's Door)
25. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 - No Direction Home (Visions of Johanna)
26. New Morning (If Not For You)
27. Together Through Life (Forgetful Heart)
28. World Gone Wrong (Two Soldiers)
29. Shot of Love (Every Grain of Sand)
30. Nashville Skyline (Girl From the North County)
31. Empire Burlesque (Dark Eyes)
32. Good as I Been to You (Tomorrow Night)
33. Knocked Out Loaded (Brownsville Girl)
34. Saved (In the Garden)
35. Slow Train Coming (Gotta Serve Somebody)
36. Dylan (Spanish Is the Loving Tongue)
37. Self Portrait (The Boxer)
38. Under the Red Sky (Born in Time)
39. Down in the Groove (Death Is Not the End)

Excluded the live albums & the Basement Tapes because (other than BS 4-6) I listen to bootlegs instead of the released albums.


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PostPosted: Thu January 2nd, 2014, 18:54 GMT 
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ORIGINAL ALBUMS

1. Desire (Hurricane, all the rest…)
2. Blood On The Tracks (Tangled, Idiot, all the rest…)
3. Highway 61 Revisited (Stone, Row)
4. Bringing It All Back Home (Bleeding)
5. Street Legal (Journey)
6. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Times)
7. Blonde On Blonde (Johanna, Memphis)
8. Tempest (Wasted)
9. Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (Hard Rain)
10. The Basement Tapes (Montgomery)
11. John Wesley Harding (Frankie Lee)
12. Infidels (Jokerman)
13. Under The Red Sky (Handy Dandy)
14. Slow Train Coming (Precious)
15. New Morning (Father)
16. Planet Waves (Forever)
17. Shot Of Love (Grain)
18. Pat Garret & Billy The Kid (Billy)
19. Another Side (Chimes)
20. Modern Times (Workingman)
21. Nashville Skyline
22. Knocked Out Loaded (Brownsville)
23. Love And Theft (Mississippi)
24. Time Out Of Mind
25. Saved (Covenant)
26. Empire Burlesque (Dark Eyes)
27. Down In The Groove (Silvio)
28. Together Through Life (Change)

LIVE & BS

1. Hard Rain (Memphis, Idiot, Shelter…all the rest)
2. The Bootleg Series 1-3 (Santa Fe)
3. Before The Flood (Stone, Blowin, Babe, Twice, Woman, Bleeding)
4. Live At Budokan (Tambourine)
5. Live 75 (Tonight…the rest we knew)
6. Live 66 (Believe You)
7. Live 64 (TWW)
8. Bangla Desh
9. Last Waltz
10. Real Live (Tangled)
11. Tell Tale Signs (Green Mountain)
12. Broadside
13. Performances
14. The 30th Anniversary Concert
15. Live 1961-2000
16. Carnegie Hall
17. Another Self Portrait
18. Unplugged
19. Brandeis
20. Stud Terkel
21. Dylan And The Dead
22. No Direction Home
23. Witmark Demos
24. Folksinger’s Choice
25. Gaslight Tapes
26. Copyright Extension
27. 50th Anniversary

COVER

1. Dylan (Yellow Taxi)
2. Oh Mercy
3. Self Portrait
4. Bob Dylan
5. Good As I Been To You (Froggie)
6. World Gone Wrong
7. Christmas In The Heart

MIX

1. Biograph (Caribbean)
2. Renaldo & Clara (Tangled)
3. Greatest Hits 1,3
4. More Greatest Hits
5. The Best Of 1,2
6. The Essential
7. Masterpieces
8. Side Tracks (Complete)
9. Dylan07
10. Traveling Wilburys
11. I’m Not There
12. Things Have Changed
13. Masked & Anonymous
14. Blues
15. Hearts Of Fire
16. Waiting For You


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PostPosted: Thu January 2nd, 2014, 22:05 GMT 
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Forgot to include best songs:

A Merry Llama wrote:
1. John Wesley Harding ~ I dreamed I saw St. Augustine
2. Bringing it All Back Home ~ It's alright, Ma (I'm only Bleeding)
3. Highway 61 ~ Desolation Row
4. Blonde on Blonde ~ Visions of Johanna
5. The Times They Are A Changin' ~ Ballad of Hollis Brown
6. Blood on the Tracks ~ Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts
7. Freewheelin' ~ A Hard Rain's a gonna Fall
8. Tempest ~ Tin Angel
9. Love and Theft ~ Mississippi
10. Time out of Mind ~ Standing in the Doorway
11. Modern Times ~ Ain't talkin' or Nettie Moore
12. World Gone Wrong ~ Lone Pilgrim
13. Together Through Life ~ I feel a Change Comin' on
14. Street ~ Legal - Changing of the Guards
15. Saved ~ Saving Grace
16. Oh Mercy ~ What was it you Wanted?
17. New Morning ~ Went to see the Gypsy
18. Planet Waves ~ Something there is about you
19. Another Side of Bob Dylan ~ Spanish Harlem Incident
20. Slow Train Coming ~ Slow Train
21. Basement Tapes official release ~ Clothesline Saga
22. Bob Dylan ~ See that my grave is kept clean
23. Infidels ~ Jokerman
24. Shot of Love ~ Every Grain of Sand
25. Good as I been to you ~ Arthur McBride
26. Desire ~ Black Diamond Bay
27. Self-Portrait ~ Copper Kettle
28. Nashville Skyline ~ I threw it all away
29. Under the Red Sky ~ 10,000 Men
30. Knocked out Loaded ~ Brownsville Girl
31. Down in the Groove ~ Shenandoah
32. Empire Burlesque ~ Dark Eyes
33. Dylan '73 ~ Mr. Bojangles
34. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid ~ Knockin' on Heaven's Door


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PostPosted: Fri January 3rd, 2014, 06:16 GMT 

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Tempest ~ Narrow Way
Christmas in the Heart ~ Little Drummer Boy
Together Through Life ~ This Dream of You
Modern Times ~ Thunder on the Mountain
Love and Theft ~ High Water (For Charley Patton)
Time Out of Mind ~ Not Dark Yet
World Gone Wrong ~ Blood in My Eyes
Good as I Been to You ~ Hard Times
Under the Red Sky ~ Born in Time
Oh Mercy ~ Where Teardrops Fall
Down in the Groove ~ Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)
Knocked Out Loaded ~ Under Your Spell
Empire Burlesque ~ Something's Burning, Baby
Infidels ~ Man of Peace
Shot of Love ~ Property of Jesus
Saved ~ Saving Grace
Slow Train Coming ~ I Believe in You
Street Legal ~ Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Desire ~ Romance in Durango
The Basement Tapes ~ Tears of Rage
Blood on the Tracks ~ Tangled Up in Blue
Planet Waves ~ Wedding Song
Dylan ~ Big Yellow Taxi
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid ~ Billy 4
New Morning ~ If Not for You
Self Portrait ~ Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight)
Nashville Skyline ~ Nashville Skyline Rag
John Wesley Harding ~ Drifter's Escape
Blonde on Blonde ~ Pledging My Time
Highway 61 Revisited ~ Like a Rolling Stone
Bringing it All Back Home ~ It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Another Side of ~ To Ramona
The Times They Are A-Changin' ~ Ballad of Hollis Brown
The Freewheelin' ~ Down the Highway
Bob Dylan ~ In My Time of Dyin'


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PostPosted: Fri January 3rd, 2014, 07:52 GMT 
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greenville wrote:
Christmas in the Heart ~ Little Drummer Boy
Together Through Life ~ This Dream of You
Modern Times ~ Thunder on the Mountain


oh...it's in inverted chronological order....
for just one moment I thought you were an intruder...
:D :lol: :D


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PostPosted: Fri January 3rd, 2014, 23:58 GMT 
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current best of the best in order

BOTT
BIABH
HWY61
BOB
JWH
L&T
The Times
Freewheelin'
Desire
Slow Train


BOTT looks to me like his finest album. BIABH, HWY61 and BOB have some great songs but BOTT as an album conceived as a cycle is the next best thing to "Sgt. Pepper." Extraordinary.


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PostPosted: Sat January 4th, 2014, 01:07 GMT 
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greenville wrote:
Tempest ~ Narrow Way
Christmas in the Heart ~ Little Drummer Boy
Together Through Life ~ This Dream of You
Modern Times ~ Thunder on the Mountain
Love and Theft ~ High Water (For Charley Patton)
Time Out of Mind ~ Not Dark Yet
World Gone Wrong ~ Blood in My Eyes
Good as I Been to You ~ Hard Times
Under the Red Sky ~ Born in Time
Oh Mercy ~ Where Teardrops Fall
Down in the Groove ~ Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)
Knocked Out Loaded ~ Under Your Spell
Empire Burlesque ~ Something's Burning, Baby
Infidels ~ Man of Peace
Shot of Love ~ Property of Jesus
Saved ~ Saving Grace
Slow Train Coming ~ I Believe in You
Street Legal ~ Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Desire ~ Romance in Durango
The Basement Tapes ~ Tears of Rage
Blood on the Tracks ~ Tangled Up in Blue
Planet Waves ~ Wedding Song
Dylan ~ Big Yellow Taxi
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid ~ Billy 4
New Morning ~ If Not for You
Self Portrait ~ Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight)
Nashville Skyline ~ Nashville Skyline Rag
John Wesley Harding ~ Drifter's Escape
Blonde on Blonde ~ Pledging My Time
Highway 61 Revisited ~ Like a Rolling Stone
Bringing it All Back Home ~ It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Another Side of ~ To Ramona
The Times They Are A-Changin' ~ Ballad of Hollis Brown
The Freewheelin' ~ Down the Highway
Bob Dylan ~ In My Time of Dyin'


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PostPosted: Sat January 4th, 2014, 03:51 GMT 
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Wanted to expand on my picks a bit.

1. “Love & Theft” (High Water)
Conceptually I think this one best encapsulates Bob, his synthesis of all the folk traditions he has absorbed throughout his life. But leaving that aside I will just never tire of the sound of this album. The interlocking guitars of Charlie and Larry, the driving rock beat on half of the album and my favorite vocals of his entire career. The way he stretches out the husky growl/sigh at the end of each line is spellbinding.

2. Blood On The Tracks (Tangled Up In Blue)
If the 60s were a series of effortless ragged masterpieces then Blood On The Tracks is Dylan's greatest considered work. There's no cheeky surrealism or blues riffing, it's groundbreaking intelligent and emotionally raw. The polish and emotional accessibility makes this the Lear to the electric trilogy's Hamlet.

3. Blonde On Blonde (Visions of Johanna)
Maybe it's too long. Maybe it opens with its weakest songs. But there's no denying that Blonde On Blonde is the masterful culmination of Dylan's increasingly adventurous and surreal 60s persona. It's the most musically distinct album he's made and pushes the surrealism as far as it can go while still keeping a sense of pathos.

4. Tempest (Pay In Blood)
It's been more than a year and I can decidedly say that Tempest is a late game masterpiece. Abandoning the Love & Theft approach just as it was getting stale, the album features the most original songwriting in years and simplistic yet rich melodies. There's no fighting against the wolfman vocals, instead he just spits out the increasingly violent ballads with piss and vinegar. As for the 13 minute ode to the Titanic? I'm a fan.

5. Time Out Of Mind (Cold Irons Bound)
I can't think of a Dylan album that sustains a mood better than TOOM. It may be sparse and repetitive but as soon as I start it, I can't stop. The lyrics may be simple but they're never underwritten and the debut of his gravelly voice communicates the pain better than his younger self ever could.

6. Bringing It All Back Home (It’s Alright Ma)
One of the underappreciated elements of Dylan's electric debut is that it beats all his folk albums at his own game. The song swan to Dylan's acoustic career on side two is his best work to date both musically and lyrically. While Side A isn't as nuanced as future albums, he's never sounded this immediate or edgy.

7. Highway 61 Revisited (Desolation Row)
As an album I find Highway 61 a bit tedious after a while. Every Bloomfield-accompanied put down starts to bleed together. But as a collection of songs its virtually unmatched. LARS, Just Like Tom Thumbs, Thin Man, Desolation Row, that's all I need to say.

8. Modern Times (Workingman’s Blues #2)
It's a bit long and a bit repetitive. In fact I feel like I should be more critical about Modern Times than I am. But put it on and I can't resist it, it just goes down so damn smooth. The heavyweights (WMB#2, Nettie Moore and Ain't Talking) are the obvious keepers but I have a soft spot for the crooners.

9. Oh Mercy (Man In The Long Black Coat)
One of the rare albums where the music may outclass the lyrics. Lanois' production is obviously the main focus but he never steps on Bob's toes. The two are collaborators and it's one of the most melodically satisfying listens in the discography.

10. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall)
It has to be said that this album trails into folky oblivion by the end but there are so many great songs performed in one of Dylan's best singing voices. It's not perfect but as his first 'proper' album it's as good an introduction to Dylan as possible. It's easy to see why this took the folk world by storm.

11. The Times They Are A Changing (Boots of Spanish Leather)
The flip side of Freewheelin': more memorable songs but less cohesive and with spottier performances. It basically evens them out in my eyes but Freewheelin' has the edge for breaking more ground. While remembered for the stern finger-pointing encapsulated by the album it's the gentle love songs that I appreciate most.

12. Desire (Isis)
I've lost count of the number of times I've heard fans say this used to be their favorite before they lost interest; a sentiment I share. I don't know what it is about Desire that makes it so immediately appealing but fleeting. Maybe it's the unusually prosaic songwriting or the recent overshadowing by BS5? It's still a great album but one that loses its luster.

13. Street Legal (Changing Of The Guards)
Let me start by saying that you need to make sure you have the 1999 remix. While Street Legal has some bad musical choices and indulgent moments, this still has flashes of brilliance and features one of my favorite songs of them all: Changing Of The Guards. The backing singers and slick rundown sound may be a bit much for some but there's a lot of gold to be found when you spend enough time with it (kind of like the inverse of Desire).

14. John Wesley Harding (All Along The Watchtower)
Let me start by saying something controversial: this album sounds crummy. The cardboard drums, ear piercing harmonica and paper thin guitar do it no favors. Yet as a period of songwriting it's an extremely fertile one and the first indication that Dylan had more up his sleeve than the dense cleverness of the mid sixties.

15. Nashville Skyline (Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You)
The flip side of John Wesley Harding, the lyrically unambitious Nashville Skyline sounds gorgeous. The pop-country band is so utterly warm and Dylan's voice sounds like honey. It may be short and slight but I always feel good putting this one one.

16. New Morning (Sign On The Window)
The best of the "inessential albums", New Morning suffers from a poor mix and some superior discarded takes (see BS10). But the songs are actually really good, and there's some new ground being broken musically with the jazz, waltzing and delicate melodies.

17. Hard Rain (Shelter From The Storm)
Hard Rain has a real fury behind it which makes it a fan favorite. Some of the arrangements get a bit gimmicky for me (the stop start novelty wears thin after a while) and it's not nearly as good as Live 1975. But it's still the best live album in the 'canon' (as set forth by the recent box set) and is worth it just for the raw power of Dylan's singing.

18. Together Through Life (Beyond Here Lies Nothing)
A modern-day New Morning, Together Through Life is a great blues/rock album that has some of the richest musical backing of Dylan's self-produced work. None of the songs are downright classics but they've become worthy staples of his concerts and apart from some dragging blues its never a chore to listen to.

19. Infidels (Jokerman)
Infidels will always suffer from "what could have been". Not only are Foot of Pride and Blind Willie McTell tragically absent but there's also a whole lot of more powerful alternate vocals circulating that beat what was released. Yet as it stands Infidels is still a pretty good album with a couple of great moments. If you can get past the slick 80s engineering, Knopfler's band are kickass and the best songs (Jokerman, I & I) are up there with the best.

20. Shot Of Love (Every Grain Of Sand)
Often criticized for another set of poor choices when compiling the album (Carribean Wind/Angelina and sort of Groom's Still Waiting at the Alter all lost out) Shot of Love is sadly tossed in the pile of "don't bother" by mainstream critics. Yet what we're left with is pretty powerful, if only for the live energy of the Rundown band. Some of the songs are pretty silly (Lenny Bruce) but as a document of a performance style Shot Of Love is a great listen.

21. Slow Train Coming (Slow Train)
The dogmatic and bleak introduction to Bob's born again phase is philosophically unsavory but there are some brilliant insights into a seriously troubled mind. It's also the first time he worked with a proper producer (Jerry Wexler) who saves the album and pushes Dylan to give some of his best vocal performances.

22. MTV Unplugged (Desolation Row)
It's pretty standard fare for a 1994 show, the MTC gimmick is pretty incidental. You can tell what is meant to be acoustic and what was changed for the format, the former are brilliant while the latter are daft. So I guess you break even here. A good one for fans but there's nothing particularly essential.

23. World Gone Wrong (Delia)
Despite fan and critical consensus there is little difference in quality between WGW and GAIBTY so this ranking is kind of arbitrary (points for cover art though.) The thin wheezy voice may be a bit much for casual fans but in many ways this was a return to form for Dylan with some definitive versions of many folk standards.

24. Good As I Been To You (Jim Jones)
The same can be said for GAIBTY which I guess loses points for slightly less flattering recording and less dynamic performances. But it's still a great album although I'd probably suggest the Supper Clubs as a more important document of these songs.

25. The Basement Tapes (This Wheel’s On Fire)
The low ranking is due to a combination of my general lack of enthusiasm towards the basement tapes and the shoddy way this is put together. The intrusive additions by the Band are downright stupid and the great songs left of make no sense. It's an important release as a sort of precursor to The Bootleg Series but the fact that this overshadowed Blood On The Tracks in 1975 is, in hindsight, downright laughable.

26. Bob Dylan (Song To Woody)
The grungy voice and the way he basically attacks his guitar is endearing but there's not that much to write home about. I guess this is superior to some of the albums listed above but I just don't find it quite as interesting. Keep Song For Woody and leave the rest, Dylan did.

27. Saved (Solid Rock)
I find Saved a bit one dimensional lyrically and the pop sound starts to bleed together after a while but its a far from bad record. There are a few great rock songs (Solid Rock/In The Garden) that would find themselves becoming live staples. If you don't have a problem with gospel music then this is trivial but pleasant listen.

28. Planet Waves (Dirge)
I don't know when The Band's flashy virtuosity started to piss me off but I found Planet Waves gets less tasteful with each listen. It's not the best collection of songs to begin with but even the ones I like are overplayed into the ground by the Band. Go figure that the best song is the sparse and dark Dirge.

29. Self Portrait (Copper Kettle)
Another Self Portrait has us re-evaluating Dylan's first serious misstep and I don't know if it's for the better. It's clear that there's brilliant singing underneath the syrupy strings but perhaps that makes the poor production more aggravating. The fact that it's so damn long and weirdly sequenced doesn't help.

30. At Budokan (It’s Alright Ma)
When it's good it's a career highlight (I Want You/It's Alright Ma) and when it's bad it's downright hideous. Most of the album sits averagely in between but it's so bloated and scattered that there's no reason not to just put the best on your iPod and ditch the rest.

31. Another Side of Bob Dylan (Chimes of Freedom)
There's something to learn here: don't drink and record an album. Some pretty good (and some pretty average) songs are rendered atrocious by unfocused, nasal and lazy performances. While many have commented on the unfocused performance I don't even think the songs are that great to begin with. When people do their bad Bob Dylan impressions this is what they're drawing from.

32. Under The Red Sky (Born In Time)
The best songs are diluted Oh Mercy outtakes (thanks TTS) and the rest are uninspired nursery rhymes. The production is bland and Bob sounds as enthused as possible. Listen to live/alternate takes instead.

33. Christmas In The Heart (Must Be Santa)
As silly as the whole project is the arrangements are actually pretty tasteful and it's still the only Christmas music I'd listen to. Unambitious and smoothly executed to a fault, it's one of the least offensive curiosities this far down on the list.

34. Before The Flood (It’s Alright Ma)
The most obvious selection of Dylan songs performed in the most obvious way possible with some filler band songs (just get the Last Waltz if you want their hits live). There's nothing really bad here it's just thoroughly uninteresting which is less than you can say about the weaker albums.

35. Real Live (Tangled Up In Blue)
Slightly redeemed by the recent remaster, this doesn't sound nearly as good with a band of this calibre. Most of its not worth hearing more than once but it's almost worth it for one of the most amazing Tangled Up In Blue's ever. A true buried treasure for the initiated.

36. Pat Garrett (Knocking On Heaven’s Door)
First off, Knocking On Heaven's Door is a classic, underrated by hardcore fans. Other than that this is mostly an easy listen that is more of a score than a soundtrack. It's hard to fault it but I can't say I've listened to it more than once.

37. Empire Burlesque (Dark Eyes)
Arguably the most annoying Dylan album due to some strong songwriting utterly ruined by the most turgid eighties production. Do yourself a favor and track down alternate/live versions and scrap this. Dark Eyes is even that great a song it's just the only listenable one.

38. Knocked Out And Loaded (Brownsville Girl)
When Knocked Out And Loaded is really bad its downright hilarious (They Killed Him) and it gets points for having Brownsville Girl. Still you may as well just keep it and ditch the rest.

39. Down In The Groove (Silvio)
Like Knocked Out And Loaded but significantly duller. It's not funny and doesn't have Brownsville Girl on it so why bother?

40. Dylan (Sarah Jane… I guess)
Can we even call this an album? The singing is okay but can we even take the overdubs seriously? This really was a revenge album, Columbia were trying to ruin Dylan's reputation.

41. Dylan And The Dead (x that there’s nothing worth keeping)
Let's not shift the blame. The Dead might be bad but Dylan is trying to sound horrendous. Are those sounds even singing? How did this see the light of day? This makes me question everything I thought I knew about music.


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PostPosted: Sat January 4th, 2014, 12:12 GMT 

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I can't rank all of Dylan's albums, it would take too long.... I've got washing to put on and a living room to tidy up. But I've just skimmed through some of the listings and again note that Dylan and Self-Portrait are near the bottom of the rankings for several of the posters on here.

Both of these records are criminally under-rated. I started listening to Love and Theft recently. Yep, it's not too bad at all. Dylan rediscovered some of his mojo on that one. But compare it to the best moments on Self-Portrait and it fades in comparison for me. Bob back in the sixties, casually pissing about with a bunch of session musos in the studio, is always a more vital and compelling proposition than the singer I hear now. Just the way it is. Vocal chords not so ravaged, skills as a musician not so atrophied, his ability to capture a moment or song in the studio still near its peak. Self-Portrait would make it into my top 15 or even 10. It trumps Nashville Skyline and New Morning every time and stands as his great Nashville statement. Confused yes, but a lot of fun to listen to.


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PostPosted: Sat January 4th, 2014, 12:21 GMT 

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Goddam, here's my top ten anyway....

Blonde On Blonde (Bob grows hair)
Blood On The Tracks (Bob gets divorced, his fault, blames everyone else)
Highway 61 Revisited (Bob starts wearing cool shirts)
Bringing It All Back Home (Bob develops split personality)
John Wesley Harding (Bob goes backwoods)
Another Side Of Bob Dylan (Bob starts to write weird songs)
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (Bob at folksinging peak)
The Basement Tapes (Bob and band consume much pot)
Oh Mercy (Bob finally matures)
Self-Portrait (Bob loses plot, in a good way)


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PostPosted: Sat January 4th, 2014, 14:32 GMT 
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I can't rank all of Dylan's albums, it would take too long.... I've got washing to put on and a living room to tidy up. But I've just skimmed through some of the listings and again note that Dylan and Self-Portrait are near the bottom of the rankings for several of the posters on here.

Both of these records are criminally under-rated. I started listening to Love and Theft recently. Yep, it's not too bad at all. Dylan rediscovered some of his mojo on that one. But compare it to the best moments on Self-Portrait and it fades in comparison for me. Bob back in the sixties, casually pissing about with a bunch of session musos in the studio, is always a more vital and compelling proposition than the singer I hear now. Just the way it is. Vocal chords not so ravaged, skills as a musician not so atrophied, his ability to capture a moment or song in the studio still near its peak. Self-Portrait would make it into my top 15 or even 10. It trumps Nashville Skyline and New Morning every time and stands as his great Nashville statement. Confused yes, but a lot of fun to listen to.


although they appear to be low on my list, that's just because of the stiff competition the other albums provide. They are still ranked higher than Abbey Road for me in the grand scheme of things!


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although they appear to be low on my list, that's just because of the stiff competition the other albums provide. They are still ranked higher than Abbey Road for me in the grand scheme of things!

Well this is a fair comment.


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PostPosted: Fri January 10th, 2014, 20:40 GMT 
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Blonde on Blonde
Desire
Highway 61 Revisited
Blood on the Tracks
The Basement Tapes
Bringing it all Back Home
John Wesley Harding
Time out of Mind
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan
New Morning
Nashville Skyline
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Planet Waves
Slow Train Coming
Love and Theft
Bob Dylan
Tempest
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Infidels
Oh Mercy
Dylan
Modern Times
Street-Legal
Self Portrait
Empire Burlesque
Saved
World Gone Wrong
Together Through Life
Down in the Groove
Good as I Been to You
Knocked Out Loaded
Shot of Love
Under The Red Sky
Christmas in the Heart


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PostPosted: Tue March 7th, 2017, 03:26 GMT 

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Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde on Blonde
Blood on The Tracks
The Basement Tapes

Frequently

Self Portrait
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding
Nashville Skyline
Desire
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
Hard Rain
Time Out of Mind
Love and Theft
Modern Times

Occasionally

Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home
New Morning
Dylan
Planet Waves
Street Legal
Oh Mercy
Good As I Been to You
World Gone Wrong
Together Through Life
Tempest
Shadows in the Night
Fallen Angels

Seldom

Bob Dylan at Budikan
Infidels
Before the Flood
Real Live
Under the Red Sky
MTV Unplugged
Live at the Gaslight
In Concert Brandeis University

Gathering dust on the shelf

Saved
Slow Train Coming
Shot of Love
Empire Burlesque
Knocked Out Loaded
Down in the Groove
Dylan & The Dead
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Christmas in the Heart


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PostPosted: Tue March 7th, 2017, 04:19 GMT 
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Impossible, but...

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Blood on the Tracks
John Wesley Harding
Blonde on Blonde
Modern Times
Highway 61
Tempest
Nashville Skyline
Desire
Time Out of Mind
Bringing It All Back Home
The Times They Are-a Changin'
Self Portrait
Shadows in the Night
Shot of Love
Love and Theft
Pat Garrett
Freewheelin'
Slow Train Coming
Dylan
Saved
Another Side
New Morning
Christmas in the Heart
Street Legal
Planet Waves
Oh Mercy
Fallen Angels
Bob Dylan
Under the Red Sky
Infidels
Empire Burlesque
Together Through Life
World Gone Wrong
Good As I Been To You
Down in the Groove
Knocked Out Loaded


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PostPosted: Tue March 7th, 2017, 05:34 GMT 
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Just wait till Triplicate is released and we can bump it to number one
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PostPosted: Tue March 7th, 2017, 14:20 GMT 
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Empire Burlesque is underrated by almost everyone.

Excellent songwriting, spirited vocals, fun lyrics. It does not belong in the same lowly depths as Kol and DitG.


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PostPosted: Tue March 7th, 2017, 14:35 GMT 
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ApocalypseKurtz wrote:
Empire Burlesque is underrated by almost everyone.

Excellent songwriting, spirited vocals, fun lyrics. It does not belong in the same lowly depths as Kol and DitG.


Mate....


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PostPosted: Tue March 7th, 2017, 14:48 GMT 
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ApocalypseKurtz wrote:
Empire Burlesque is underrated by almost everyone.

Excellent songwriting, spirited vocals, fun lyrics. It does not belong in the same lowly depths as Kol and DitG.


Mate....


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PostPosted: Tue March 7th, 2017, 15:10 GMT 
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You should have said - I'll send you some of the carpet at my work:

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PostPosted: Wed March 8th, 2017, 02:22 GMT 
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ApocalypseKurtz wrote:
Empire Burlesque is underrated by almost everyone.

Excellent songwriting, spirited vocals, fun lyrics. It does not belong in the same lowly depths as Kol and DitG.


Maybe its better than KOL and DITG but it is properly rated. The overdubbed vocals and the synth ruin it. Maybe if it had the BLS 1-3 versions of When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky, it would be underrated. Dark eyes is the only bright spot off the released version. Everything else could have been recorded better.


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PostPosted: Wed March 8th, 2017, 13:05 GMT 
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Nothing from Christmas in the Heart?


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PostPosted: Wed March 8th, 2017, 18:08 GMT 
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Blonde on Blonde
Blood on the Tracks
Love and Theft
Highway 61
Bringing It All Back Home
John Wesley Harding
Time Out of Mind
Freewheelin'
World Gone Wrong
Modern Times
The Basement Tapes
Oh Mercy
Desire
The Times They Are-a Changin'
Tempest
Shadows in the Night
Planet Waves
Infidels
Another Side
Together Through Life
Shot of Love
Nashville Skyline
New Morning
Fallen Angels
Bob Dylan
Good As I Been To You
Under the Red Sky
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Saved
Slow Train Coming
Knocked Out Loaded
Street Legal
Empire Burlesque
Christmas in the Heart
Down in the Groove
Self Portrait
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