Bob Dylan - Infidels
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Based on 3 reviews
1983 Ratings: #16 / 126
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Based on 46 ratings
1983 Ratings: #33
October 27, 1983 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ONE OF DYLAN'S BEST ALBUMSπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. This album is like the three before but actually good. The heavy religious lyrics are still here but much more nuanced. "Neighborhood Bully" is the bluntest song on this album. It's a pro-Israel "pop rock" tune. Dylan frames Israel in the view of its critics and surrounding countries and how it's hated and attacked for simply existing. Love him or hate him He's spitting straight facts! Songs like "License To Kill" ... read more
Pairs well with Street Legal, though the production on this has some 80s touches I don't love. Jokerman, I and I, Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight are incredible songs. I never listen to Neighborhood Bully through Union Sundown, but I want to rate the album pretty highly anyway. Oh well.

People tend to write off the 80's as a lost decade for Dylan. I happen to totally disagree with this sentiment. In my opinion, Saved, Shot of Love, Empire Burlesque, and Oh Mercy are all pretty good albums. I certainly think his 80's output was far superior to his 90's output. However, the real overlooked gem of Dylan's 80's is the masterpiece (approximately his tenth album that deserves this distinction), Infidels.

Infidels begins with one of the best songs of Dylan's ... read more
"Infidels" is Not as "Secular" as It's Paraded To Be
Favorite Tracks: I and I, Sweetheart Like You, Neighborhood Bully, Union Sundown, License to Kill, Man of Peace, Jokerman
Least Favorite Tracks: Don't Fall Apart On Me
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Track List

  1. Jokerman 
  2. Sweetheart Like You 
  3. Neighborhood Bully 
  4. License To Kill 
  5. Man Of Peace 
  6. Union Sundown 
  7. I And I 
  8. Don't Fall Apart On Me
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