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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
Lots of us rarely listen to the sixties stuff!
― The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 11:11 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
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 (1 year ago) Permalink
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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
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 (9 months ago) Permalink
'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 (6 months ago) Permalink