- Modern Times

Bob Dylan - Modern Times
CRITIC SCORE
90
Based on 13 reviews
2006 Rank: #1 / 560
USER SCORE
81
Based on
31 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

"I wouldn’t even think about playing music if I was born in these times...I’d probably turn to something like mathematics. That would interest me. Architecture would interest me. Something like that." -excerpted from the 2005 Bob Dylan Show tour program

100
Rolling Stone

This music is relaxed; it has nothing to prove. It is music of accumulated knowledge, it knows every move, anticipates every step before you take it.

80
PopMatters

Before Bob Dylan’s new album, Modern Times, even hit the shelves, it was already being heralded as the last album in a trilogy of masterworks that signals Dylan’s bona fide return to form. Such hyperbole is typical when discussing Dylan, and it’s only human to want to lavish praise on rock’s bard, especially when his career has been so spotty. That he can record three consecutive albums of solid material is indeed reason for celebration, particularly when his peers—McCartney, Young, the Stones—are either releasing albums that are decidedly mediocre, or albums with a few stellar tunes surrounded by tracks that rarely rise above filler. But implying that Dylan made a calculated effort to make a critical comeback by putting together a triptych of masterpieces is, well, wishful thinking. As much as we like to deify Dylan, if he were of holy bloodline, he wouldn’t have subjected us to such dreck as 1973’s Dylan—unless, of course, he was adopting God’s approach to Job in showing the love.

User Reviews
Nov 3, 2015
100
A true sequel to his 2001 masterpiece "Love and Theft"
Favorite Tracks: Thunder on the Mountain, Rollin' and Tumblin', Someday Baby, The Levee's Gonna Break, Nettie Moore, Spirit on the Water, Ain't Talkin'
Least Favorite Tracks: None
Would I Recommend? Yes. Absolutely.
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# 45 - NME
# 1 - Rolling Stone
Track List
  1. Thunder On The Mountain
  2. Spirit On The Water
  3. Rollin' And Tumblin'
  4. When The Deal Goes Down
  5. Someday Baby
  6. Workingman's Blues #2
  7. Beyond The Horizon
  8. Nettie Moore
  9. The Levee's Gonna Break
  10. Ain't Talkin'
  11. Love Sick
  12. Can't Wait
  13. Million Miles
  14. Cold Irons Bound
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