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Which do you think is the best album of the seven?
Street Legal 24%  24%  [ 15 ]
Slow Train Coming 15%  15%  [ 9 ]
Saved 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
Shot of Love 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
Infidels 10%  10%  [ 6 ]
Christmas in the Heart 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
BS13:Trouble No More 29%  29%  [ 18 ]
They're equally great! 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
None of them 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 12:37 GMT 

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Hello, I did this poll a little while ago, and see some people saying that Street Legal and Infidels also should be one of the options.

This time, I'll adopt their idea: Which is the best of the five: Street Legal, Slow Train Coming, Saved, Shot of Love, Infidels, and a bonus option: BS13 Trouble No More.

Look forward to seeing how your votes go.

*I just saw Peggy Night's post that "Christmas in the Heart" should be on the list, so I'll include it too.


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 14:31 GMT 
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I don't agree that Street Legal - or even CITH - are 'gospel' albums. So I voted in the old poll for Saved. :P


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 14:49 GMT 

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Watamushi, why do you think " Street legal " is a gospel Album ???

If so then " Tempest " is also one.

And others too.


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 15:08 GMT 
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Infidels??


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 15:10 GMT 
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Why not include his first album too?
It has Gospel Plow after all.
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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 15:15 GMT 
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Anr Bjotk wrote:
Infidels??

Yes, I don't get that at all!


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 15:26 GMT 
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No offence but if you’re going to poll these seven albums it might as well just be ‘which of these is your favourite Bob Dylan album, as the Gospel aspect is no longer a unifying quality.

Street-Legal, Christmas In The Heart and Infidels are no more or less gospel-influenced than all Bob’s other albums that don’t fall into the Gospel category.


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 15:32 GMT 
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dvdunplugged wrote:
Anr Bjotk wrote:
Infidels??

Yes, I don't get that at all!


Why not throw Modern Times into the mix as well? Heck, put HI61 in there too...


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 15:53 GMT 
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I'm sticking to my guns. Slow Train Coming.

I was tempted to pick Christmas in the Heart though.


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 17:34 GMT 

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I picked Christmas in the Heart, the most underrated Dylan album.


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 23:38 GMT 
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How about

"Best Bob album" in one poll (yawn)

and

"Best Bob album including outtakes" in a poll alongside? (woah)


Be interesting to see the comparisons.
Would Shot Of Love or Infidels have the highest differential ? Or maybe Freewheelin' ? Or Oh Mercy ? Or?


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PostPosted: Thu November 9th, 2017, 23:50 GMT 

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I enjoy Bob Dylan


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PostPosted: Fri November 10th, 2017, 06:29 GMT 
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So we get nine options for three Gospel albums?


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PostPosted: Fri November 10th, 2017, 11:04 GMT 

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Sorry, the purpose of this thread was pretty unclear. That's my fault. I was meant to do a poll of five albums released around 1980 (Street Legal-Infidels), but I made some unnecessary additions without enough thoughts on it.

The idea that Street Legal and Infidels are gospel albums is not mine, I just borrowed the idea from some people joined on the previous poll.

Anyway, I'm sorry. It was my fault to have confused you.


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PostPosted: Sat November 11th, 2017, 01:33 GMT 
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Watamushi wrote:
Sorry, the purpose of this thread was pretty unclear. That's my fault. I was meant to do a poll of five albums released around 1980 (Street Legal-Infidels), but I made some unnecessary additions without enough thoughts on it.

The idea that Street Legal and Infidels are gospel albums is not mine, I just borrowed the idea from some people joined on the previous poll.

Anyway, I'm sorry. It was my fault to have confused you.


No worries. It's all good (fun!).


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PostPosted: Sat November 11th, 2017, 01:59 GMT 
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Well, I´m going for Street-Legal as it contains the germ of all the subsequent releases. Excluding CITH - which is a completely different box of fish - the easiest way to decide is to compile a selection of your favourite songs from the albums and see which album features most prominently. It could get complicated if all the parallel then unreleased contemporary recordings are included.


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PostPosted: Sat November 11th, 2017, 02:13 GMT 
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Anr Bjotk wrote:
Infidels??

Jokerman and Man of Peace are clearly Biblically-themed lyrics. Sweetheart Like You could be read as an allegory for the "bride of Christ" (I'm sure you could find some writing about this online somewhere), and while License to Kill and Neighborhood Bully are overtly political in tone, both are informed by the same Christian world view advocated on the three previous albums. Even the fact that the title is Infidels should tip you off that he's writing from at least a somewhat religious perspective.


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PostPosted: Sat November 11th, 2017, 03:21 GMT 
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movin_after_midnight wrote:
Sweetheart Like You could be read as an allegory for the "bride of Christ" (I'm sure you could find some writing about this online somewhere)


I heard or read somewhere recently the theory that the sweetheart is Jesus while He was suffering on earth. I haven't gone back to check it out, but I think it was the first time I'd heard that one.

I love how the original poll gets flack for not including these, and this one is immediately attacked for doing so!! Fandom is a strange thing. It's funny that I like all these albums but don't consider any at the top of the heap. If outtakes are included, the Shot of Love/Infidels era is one of the best stretches in his career, even if he took 1982 off altogether!!


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PostPosted: Sat November 11th, 2017, 03:28 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
If outtakes are included, the Shot of Love/Infidels era is one of the best stretches in his career, even if he took 1982 off altogether!!


Amen to that!


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PostPosted: Sat November 11th, 2017, 13:24 GMT 

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The Bard wrote:
No worries. It's all good (fun!).

Thanks :)

smoke wrote:
I love how the original poll gets flack for not including these, and this one is immediately attacked for doing so!! Fandom is a strange thing. It's funny that I like all these albums but don't consider any at the top of the heap. If outtakes are included, the Shot of Love/Infidels era is one of the best stretches in his career, even if he took 1982 off altogether!!

I love that too :mrgreen:


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