SLOW POLL COMING - the Best 70s Dylan Album

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System, Monday, 13 June 2011 23:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

huh, people don't like desire?

historyyy (prettylikealaindelon), Monday, 13 June 2011 23:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nope!

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 June 2011 23:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

i voted for 'new morning' because it makes me genuinely happy and makes me suspect sometimes that dylan was genuinely happy when he made it, though that is a suspect enough conclusion for any of his music.

this. perfect small town album. always in a good place when i'm listening to this.

self portrait has some of my favorite dylan songs too.

Moreno, Tuesday, 14 June 2011 02:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Obvious and kind of boring, but it has to be "Blood On The Tracks".

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Desire is a good record, it's weird to me that people hate on it

Indeed it is. My second favourite in the list here.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

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System, Tuesday, 14 June 2011 23:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

honestly had no idea this was going to be such a foregone conclusion going in

lots of janitors have something to say (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 23:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Really? I figured it was written in stone.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 June 2011 23:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

as someone who mostly accepted the conventional wisdom that Dylan stopped being interesting after his motorcycle crash, my initial peremptory view of his 70s stuff was as an undifferentiated mass of half-assedness with the occasional gem thrown in ("oh this one has Knockin on Heaven's Door/Forever Young/Tangled Up in Blue on it? weird"). I took my sweet time digging into the actual albums, oblivious to general critical consensus. I had assumed the critical consensus in the 70s was "not as good as his 60s work" and/or "A RETURN TO FORM!"

lots of janitors have something to say (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 23:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

If this poll was done without BOTT, i.e. "Second place you guys", I reckon those positions would be markedly different.

Mark G, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 08:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lots of us rarely listen to the sixties stuff!

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 11:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty worn out on it myself

lots of janitors have something to say (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

dude has a lot of bitter/mean songs in his catalog but sheesh Idiot Wind has got to be the most brutal

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

yep. was just driving home listening to BOOT and 'idiot wind' came on and christ is that a cruel, horrifying song, like dylan was suddenly half-possessed by the spirit of the judge from 'blood meridian' or something -- 'one day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' around your eyes, blood on your saddle.'

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

we can all thank god we were never married to bob dylan.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's the little miracles we should be thankful for

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

idiot wind' came on and christ is that a cruel, horrifying song

yeah, sheesh, just the title alone. "even your farts are stupid"

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

after the basement tapes i think new morning and planet waves are my favorite dylan records. love how he sounds like he's mimicking levon helm on "tough mama"

buzza, Sunday, 29 July 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

'slow train' is such a weird record, i'm surprised it didn't pull at least a few ilm contrarians or secret stans

j., Thursday, 22 November 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink


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