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Old 05-27-2012, 12:44 AM   #411 (permalink)
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It was his bday Thursday or friday and I didn't see anything about that on here. Disappointing.

Oh mercy is a brilliant album. Shot of love isn't bad either. "in the summertime" and "every grain of sand" are really good songs. I prefer the alternate version of every grain of sand, thoUgh. I completely agree, Duce, aka Howard.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:27 AM   #412 (permalink)
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i like both versions of "Sand"
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #413 (permalink)
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How about Time Out of Mind/"Love and Theft"/Modern Times? I hear endless praise of the trilogy from mainstream press and such, but I've never heard anybody else say anything good about them so I'm a bit suspicious. I'm still going to work my way to them regardless, one by one, but I'd like to know if I should be excited or not.
This is my own impression of the albums you mention, Chives:
Time Out Of Mind: Too many slow, depressing numbers on this award-winning album. I`m convinced they gave Dylan a Grammy for it, not because it`s an outstanding album, but because the judges were thinking, "Dylan`s never won a Grammy, which makes us look pathetic. We`d better get in quick before he dies, and who knows, this could be his last album." On the plus side, the album has a few wonderful lines which I don`t want to spoil for you by quoting.
Love And Theft: This is a brief and quirky rennaisance which finds Bob in a surprising variety of moods. Some great tracks like Mississippi and High Water are slotted in with some real Dylan rarities: songs of good humour and contentment. Of the three albums, this is my favourite.
Modern Times: Don`t mean to be uncharitable, but Bob has such an old man`s voice on this album that I find it a bit off-putting. Workingman`s Blues is a great song, but a lot of the lyrics have returned to his earlier style of writing: one line, one topic; new line, new topic. I much prefer his songs that stay on one theme and explore it, like Black Diamond Bay for example. Listening to Modern Times makes me think Bob can no longer rise to the intellectual challenge of coming up with that kind of song. So this is a portrait of Dylan past his prime; it`s sad, like watching your parents get old.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #414 (permalink)
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i thought "Time Out of Mind" to be exemplary

and no, it wasn't a delayed sympathetic Grammy

it is very good
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:58 AM   #415 (permalink)
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Of course, I`m only speculating about the motives of the Grammy judges.

I`m glad you enjoy Time Out Of Mind, Howardbut for me it remains an album that theoretically should be good, but just isn`t interesting enough to play very often. I guess we have to agree to differ on this one.

What`s your take on Love And Theft and Modern Times ?
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #416 (permalink)
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didn't like Love and Theft much - sounds unfocussed and the mix is horrid

Modern Times sounds like he's just going through the motions, ok nonetheless, but nothing outstanding
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #417 (permalink)
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It`s reassuring to know that I`m not the only one who found Modern Times disappointing.

Quite right about Love and Theft, it zig-zags about from one mood to another. As for the mix, I have a really bad ear for music, so I just buy cheap stereo equipment which sounds adequate to me, and never really notice the mix of anything !
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Alright. Listening to Slow Train Coming for the first time right now.

Am I the only one who has a huge thing for Nashville Skyline? It might be one of my favorite Dylan albums, honestly. It's concise, has him going in a low-key direction, and I definitely have thing for the voice he uses on it. I just really enjoy it every time I listen to it.
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Nashville skyline is good. It's just so short. Some songs are really good, some are ok. It's definitely a good album but i don't know if I'd put it in my Dylan top 5, maybe top 10.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #420 (permalink)
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It`s reassuring to know that I`m not the only one who found Modern Times disappointing.

Quite right about Love and Theft, it zig-zags about from one mood to another. As for the mix, I have a really bad ear for music, so I just buy cheap stereo equipment which sounds adequate to me, and never really notice the mix of anything !
it's a massive soup of instruments

i prefer some clarity
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