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Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
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1965 Ratings: #10 / 36
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The History of the Albums – n°269

[I invite you to read my previous review on Bob Dylan, below, to better understand his life and this one]. I will say first of all that Highway 61 Revisited is brilliant as it was in 1965. I'm not even halfway through the year yet, yet it's impressive to see how many classic albums have already been reviewed, and how many more are to come. In fact, 1965 was a major turning point for music, which will be amplified in the years to come. We clearly ... read more
Like a Rolling Stone is pretty much the greatest song of all time plus Bob is cute as fuck
Better than blonde on blonde, fight me

"Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan (1965) {Folk Rock}

It's up for debate but for me personally - "Highway 61 Revisited" is Bob Dylan's best album. This masterpiece had so many breakthroughs for 1965, which boil down to the cryptic, poetic lyricism and the big, vibrant production. It sounds so full of life and exciting... just sheer brilliance & great backdrop for Dylan himself; with his iconic and captivating voice providing some of his best vocal ... read more
It all started as a vomit.

Going from folk to electric it was not easy for Bob. I certainly do not know how much he suffered with it, but for sure he was super tired. He changed not because it was the next thing to do, he changed because he needed to change. If you want to put it in simple words, he desperately ran away from the folk world (but not necessarily from its music) and from his own folk incarnation.

“Highway 61 Revisited” is the middle album from his 60s trilogy, the ... read more
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Added on: February 3, 2013