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PostPosted: Wed January 18th, 2012, 18:25 GMT 
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When's the next album gonna come out then?


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PostPosted: Wed January 18th, 2012, 18:28 GMT 
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Tomorrow.

If that turns out to be wrong, then maybe it will be the next day instead, which means that answer will be right, but not until tomorrow. And if now just continue on until it is correct..... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed January 18th, 2012, 19:19 GMT 

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Given that there haven't even been any rumors about a next album, I'm going to go with "not for a while."


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PostPosted: Wed January 18th, 2012, 19:49 GMT 
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Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 02:40 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 03:50 GMT 
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I like to think part of the reason for the long break from touring is a new album in the pipeline for later this year.


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 06:01 GMT 
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Im really praying that a prolonged break yields a great album.
Im really hoping Bob releases something that is a definitive statement before he retires.
I believe in the man, and thats why im still here.
But i have found the last decade a real struggle in terms of being a participating active fan of 'current' Bob.
Ive found that the live shows have taken a progressive nose-dove since about 2000. and its got to the point where the band really do sound like "Robo-Zombies" (a term coined on Expexcting Rain") and Bobs bark seems to betray the genuine expressiveness in his voice that i have always adored and respected. His recorded work has yielded even less music that i admire or enjoy. the songwriting is blatantly lazy and predictable . i respect the compiling of disparate musical and literary sources to a point, (i think Love and Theft is a masterpiece) but he hasnt completed a genuine; coherent; independent or emotional statement since Time out of Mind or Oh Mercy. Basically i think the last decade or so have been the bleakest of his musical career.
But i still believe in him, and i believe that we will all be left with a crowning mysterious masterpiece before he knocks it on the head.
Im not holding my breath for 2012, but it is curious why he has taken such a long time before announcing any gigs for the year....here's hoping!!!
Despite the disillusion i may have expressed in this post, i will still sporadically check in on the 'Tour' threads to see how the NET is going. But its only cos i love the man, not because im expecting anything. just hoping!


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 07:41 GMT 

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crimson flames wrote:
Im really hoping Bob releases something that is a definitive statement before he retires....Basically i think the last decade or so have been the bleakest of his musical career.


yeah, that lazy unoriginal bastard needs to impress us, we deserve it.

just kidding.
when i reach for Dylan those past years, I grab Together Through Life or Modern Times.
excited to hear what he does next.


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 09:58 GMT 
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His recorded work has yielded even less music that i admire or enjoy. the songwriting is blatantly lazy and predictable .

WhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT??

Modern Times is the greatest cultural artefact of the century so far....


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 11:09 GMT 
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His recorded work has yielded even less music that i admire or enjoy. the songwriting is blatantly lazy and predictable .

WhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT??

Modern Times is the greatest cultural artefact of the century so far....



8)

I love MD


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 11:59 GMT 
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Artists don't retire.


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 13:01 GMT 
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stephenoxford wrote:
His recorded work has yielded even less music that i admire or enjoy. the songwriting is blatantly lazy and predictable .

WhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT??

Modern Times is the greatest cultural artefact of the century so far....

With all due respect, which rock have you been living under?

Modern Times doesn't even come close to the triumphs of artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, Arcade Fire, Björk, Sigur Ros, Animal Collective or Beck.

We've had plenty of great music in the 21st Century (so far). Dylan made some minor albums, that may be generally be enjoyable for some, but most definitely won't be remembered as the best of that period.

To be more extreme, no one would give two shits about Modern Times, if the name BOB DYLAN wasn't printed on it.


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 13:04 GMT 
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soon, one hopes


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 13:46 GMT 
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I'm quite bored so why not start some outrageous rumor.

Bob Dylan is right now working in the studio placing the finishing touches on an upcoming album. It was recodred with Paul McCartney sharing songwriting credits. NME reporter who had a rare chance of listening to the bits says: "It's a life changing music. One of the track "Yesterday Is A Long Time Ago (But We Still Have One More Morning, so it's not that bad)" is tearjerking duet about love gone wrong".


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 14:16 GMT 
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Great news, Devy!!!

Bluish wrote:
Modern Times doesn't even come close to the triumphs of artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, Arcade Fire, Björk, Sigur Ros, Animal Collective or Beck.

We've had plenty of great music in the 21st Century (so far). Dylan made some minor albums, that may be generally be enjoyable for some, but most definitely won't be remembered as the best of that period.


I seem to recall MT making lots of mainstream best-of-the-decade lists, and Love and Theft making even more. I happen to rank to L&T way, way up there - one of the best albums of the century for sure, even if it's not the most forward looking. I think it will be remembered long after many others are forgotten, even ones with a more fashionable sound (and I do like all the groups you mentioned, to some degree).


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 14:19 GMT 
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love and theft is brill

if you don't like it you should look at yourself in the mirror for a long time

then change your mind


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 14:29 GMT 
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"L&T" is incredible and rivals the sixties trilogy. If anyone else made this album, it would be heralded as one of the best albums of the last fifty years, but you can never be as great as yourself.


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 14:31 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 14:48 GMT 
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raging_glory wrote:
(...)you can never be as great as yourself.


As great as you are man, you'll never be greater than yourself.


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 15:08 GMT 

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lol Sigur Ros.

lol.

-justin


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 16:54 GMT 
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lol Sigur Ros.

lol.

-justin

Great contribution there, chap!


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 16:55 GMT 

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yeah, but you listen to Sigur Ros, so...

-justin


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 17:01 GMT 
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notdarkyet2 wrote:
yeah, but you listen to Sigur Ros, so...

-justin

Soooooooooo, what's wrong with that?


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PostPosted: Fri February 3rd, 2012, 17:03 GMT 

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if i have to tell you, then it's not nearly as funny.

i almost did the same thing with Animal Collective, but i kinda like some of their stuff.

-justin


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PostPosted: Sat February 4th, 2012, 00:55 GMT 
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I have been impressed by his 4 most recent efforts plus the bootleg series released over that time. And I speak as a man who was a teenager in the sixties. I await any new recording.


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