Bob Dylan - Modern Times Album Review


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Review of Modern Times Album by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Modern Times
Album Review

Bob Dylan Modern Times Album

Dylan's first album since 2001's Love and Theft, Modern Times has been widely awaited, but mainly by Dylan fans. Love and Theft was held to be a pretty good Dylan album, with most of them being held up to the standards of Blood on the Tracks, but there is some extreme myopia involved.

Dylan gets cut a lot of slack because of who he used to be, but Modern Times is being compared favourably to the previous album. Let's put it this way: if your Dylan experience was between 1965 and 1975, don't bother with Modern Times - he's not the same man, he's not the same singer. If however, you have stayed with him through the 80s and 90s, and got to know who he is now, rather than who he was, you will find Modern Times a very decent piece of work. Workingman's Blues No 2 is classic Dylan, and he does sound, everywhere, as if he is having fun, with a lovely, relaxed feel (probably as a result of him producing the album himself). Not a bad album to start with if you fancy dipping into new Dylan.

Rating 7/10

Mike Rea




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hamlet

You are not the man you are going to be either. Sadly you will never be a fraction of the man dylan is. Your myopic view of aging will eventually catch up with you and true humility will knock you back a peg. And when you are terrified of your own impending death and all that you will never accomplish, put modern times on what ever devise the future will present us with and this album will be a balm. It will help heal your arrogant heart.Hamlet

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Promolad

The key to really appreciating the great work that Modern Times is- is to listen to the album repeatedly.With each listen (and I recommend headphones if possible) you will hear the reason Bob made the statement in his Rolling Stone interview- "this is the best band I have been in, man for man". Intricate musical riffs and subtle notes by not only Denny Freeman and Donny Herron but also by his drummer George Recile and bass player Tony Garnier. There is not one song on Modern Times that is a "throwaway". Every track builds to the inspiring conclusion with "Ain't Talkin".Album of the Year. Period. My review will be confirmed at Grammy time. You watch, you'll see.

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Puniksem

Rock on Dylon, I can't say I'm a dylon fan as such, but hey what a great album!

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