Blonde on Blonde

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1966 Ratings: #3 / 41
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Based on 867 ratings
1966 Ratings: #2
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
It's the culmination of Dylan's electric rock & roll period -- he would never release a studio record that rocked this hard, or had such bizarre imagery, ever again.
100
Rolling Stone

Blonde on Blonde, released just 15 months after Bringing It All Back Home climaxed the amphetamine rush of Dylan´s mid-´60s glory. Wirede, fried, the ghost of electricity howling in the bones of his face, Dylan was caught in the most intense burst of creativity any rock & roller has ever had.

100
Entertainment Weekly

This and Highway 61 are the jewels in Dylan’s crown.

Doublez
97
The History of the Albums – n°301

[I also recommend that you read my previous reviews on Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited, to better understand the context and this one].After a tumultuous yet prodigious year 1965, Bob Dylan had already reached the glass ceiling, marked by the break with his old traditional folk fan and his rise to commercial success with his new Folk Rock/Blues Rock formula. So after the 2 classics Bringing It All Back Home and Highway ... read more
Craigold
100
Have you ever had some clothes tossed lazily on your ground? Maybe a couple dishes scattered around your desk? Yeah, yeah, that's cool, but down here in my grandma's basement, there is only filth. On my walls there is loli hentai, black mold, and several years of man juice. There's 30 cans of bud light rotting next to my mildew infested bed, and while the muskrats chew on my torn pants, I'm probably sitting in my piss soaked underwear, gagging on a gallon of Mt. Dew Voltage. I've given up sleep ... read more
Whynot
98
The "wild mercury sound"

There are not many double albums you can say are near to perfection, but Blonde On Blonde certainly is one of them. It is not only one of the first ever rock double album recorded (long discussion regarding that point by the way and the thing finally depends on what do you define as rock and if you believe on the release date usually cited but probably wrong) but is also the pinnacle and final album of Bob Dylan’s 60s electric trilogy.

It is ... read more
Andrei
99
"Visions Of Johanna" has possibly the best writing on any song ever.
MickyT
100
Bob Dylans double LP 'Blonde on Blonde' is one his best works by far and honestly it's one of the best double disc albums ever made in my opinion. What needs to be said about this that hasn't been said already? The sound of this thing is so vibrant and emotive throughout its duration and Dylan's poetic, humorous and thought provoking lyricism is at it's peak, it's quite hard to find much of a thing to complain about, this is just perfect to me, everything feels like it's in its right place with ... read more
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Added on: February 3, 2013