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View Poll Results: Tempest by Bob Dylan
Excellent 8 61.54%
Good 2 15.38%
OK 3 23.08%
Disappointing 0 0%
Awful 0 0%
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice. I have around 50 vinyls. I was collecting hard when I first got my record player but lately I've slowed down a lot.

On a side note, you should check out the video I posted in the Bob Dylan thread.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just written a quick review of this album, but I'll add to this thread too --

I really enjoyed this album, and I'm one of a few people I know who think Dylan's work is getting better and better! One thing I didn't mention my review is that I think there's been an incredible progression in Bob Dylan's words over the course of nearly fifty years, if we look at for instance, "Tombstone Blues" from Highway 61 Revisited, we encounter words like "where Ma Rainey and Beethoven once unwrapped their bedroll, tuba players now rehearse around the flagpole, and the national bank at a profit sells road-maps for the soul, to the old folk's home, and the college!"
We see confusion, frustration and sometimes the words are surreal (don't get me wrong, I love every word), but then in his later albums, he is becoming increasingly worldly wise, and we hear instead "In this worldly domain, full of disappointment and pain, you'll never see me frown".
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good to see you again, salami.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I voted "Good". I listened to it a lot in the weeks after its release, and it took me a few tries before I started digging it, both because his voice is a ruin, the songs are quite repetitive, and some instruments are too low in the mix. But even so, I'm fond of the album now, and I really enjoy it. Of course, he's never going to be match his best 60s/70s stuff (and no, I'm not referring to the debut and Self-Portrait when I say that. :p ), but I'm glad he's still around, releasing music superior to 90% of whatever else is being released.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Just written a quick review of this album, but I'll add to this thread too --

I really enjoyed this album, and I'm one of a few people I know who think Dylan's work is getting better and better!
I know what you mean. The last 15 years have been stellar. Four of his last six albums (including Tempest) are in my Favorite Dylan Dozen now. Those four albums have now squeezed out every album before Bringing It All Back Home from my list. Freewheelin' being the last casualty.

These are my Favorite Dylan Dozen

01. Blonde On Blonde
02. Blood On The Tracks
03. Time Out Of Mind
04. Highway 61 Revisited
05. Bringing It All Back Home
06. Desire
07. John Wesley Harding
08. Love and Theft
09. Oh Mercy
10. Tempest
11. Infidels
12. Modern Times

I only listened to Tempest half a dozen times so time will tell if it moves up or down. I'll have to listen to Infidels, Modern Times and Freewheelin' again to make sure Tempest belongs where I put it.

Where does Tempest stand with you guys? Does it make your Favorite Dylan Dozen?

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I know what you mean. The last 15 years have been stellar. Four of his last six albums (including Tempest) are in my Favorite Dylan Dozen now. Those four albums have now squeezed out every album before Bringing It All Back Home from my list. Freewheelin' being the last casualty.

These are my Favorite Dylan Dozen

01. Blonde On Blonde
02. Blood On The Tracks
03. Time Out Of Mind
04. Highway 61 Revisited
05. Bringing It All Back Home
06. Desire
07. John Wesley Harding
08. Love and Theft
09. Oh Mercy
10. Tempest
11. Infidels
12. Modern Times

I only listened to Tempest half a dozen times so time will tell if it moves up or down. I'll have to listen to Infidels, Modern Times and Freewheelin' again to make sure Tempest belongs where I put it.

Where does Tempest stand with you guys? Does it make your Favorite Dylan Dozen?
Sadly, no. It's at number 13 or 14, I would say. That still it means it's pretty high up, though.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sadly, no. It's at number 13 or 14, I would say. That still it means it's pretty high up, though.
Yeah...good to hear its a decent Dylan album for ya. On my first listening I was thinking middle of the road for the album. Went from 3 to 5 stars on just a few more spins before I read any reviews or fellow fan opinions. I've always listened to Dylan albums cold. I probably also weigh Dylan albums one par up from most Dylan fans because of how young I was when I got into him (12 years old) and because in the 38 years since, I've anticipated every album and every tour. Well...every tour since '05 which was my last show. Hope to get to see him next time around just for ol' timers sake.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
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it fits easily into the top 6 of his studio canon for me. on a good day, it will crack the top 4. I'm finding it's a difficult album for warm sunny days though, a perfect fall release since that time through March seems to be about the ideal time of year for it. Although, the summer time will make songs like Narrow Way and Pay in Blood sing out even more than they do already ...
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