|View Poll Results: Which is The Best New Dyalan Album?|
|Time Out Of Mind||2||22.22%|
|Love and Theft||2||22.22%|
|Dylan is still releasing albums?||3||33.33%|
|Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll|
|06.18.2007, 12:25 PM||#1|
the end of the ugly
Join Date: Mar 2006
Dylan as of lately really got his muse back and has been releasing some great material. Which of the new albums by him do you like best?
"I said I didnt mean to take up all your sweet time
Ill give it right back one of these days
If I dont meet you no more in this world then uh
Ill meet ya on the next one
And dont be late "
...And me just another dream theory, lost inside your eye
"when my mind's uncertain my body decides
what it will do to get through the hell of the night
as I trip on the ocean that leads through your eyes
well my eyes can't wait til they finally see through you"
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|06.18.2007, 06:12 PM||#3|
invito al cielo
Join Date: Aug 2006
Time out of Mind is way too overproduced. The "solo" in Dirt Road Blues is particularly funny--at least three guitars trying to get our attention. But the lesser songs would be highpoints on nearly any 80s release. Standing in the Doorway and Not Dark Yet are instant classics, and Highlands shows that he still has a sense of humor.
Love and Theft was produced by the man himself, which is cool--can't blame anyone else if it sucks. The old timey songs are convincing (Bye and Bye, for example, sounds exactly like a Tip Pan Alley tune) and the players are good. This is one that I appriciate, though, more than I actually like.
Modern Times, or Love and Theft, pt. II. Also produced by the man, and featuring the same blues-y Americana. I particularly like Ain't Talking.
I don't care that he's not breaking any new ground. He can sound like it's still 1957 if he wants. After all, he's always been a traditionalist. But here's the problem:
He used to be insane and good. This is when his best records were made.
Then, for a long time, he was just insane.
Now, he's just good. The insanity's missing and the work suffers. (Maybe he's leaving the "wild" out of the mercury sound.)
Don't get me wrong: these records belong somewhere on the Top 20 Dylan Albums list, just not near the top. Still glad he's around, though.
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