Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
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1975 Ratings: #1 / 87
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'Blood on the Tracks' is another phenomenal album from Bob Dylan, sure it doesn't reinvent the Dylan formula instrumentally but I'm drawn to this body of work for the same reason that I love a lot of Dylan's records, the lyrics. Around the time Dylan was nearing closer to a divorce and the lyrical content of 'Blood on the Tracks' is centred around that, you can hear the emotion in Dylan's passionate perfromances and as a result we got one of the best break up albums of all time. It's ... read more
Defensive, yet precarious. Bewildered and reactionary, yet contemplative and realized. Bob Dylan doesn't just spill his feelings in the air on "Blood On The Tracks". Each song is painfully articulate on it's setting and scenery. ("Simple Twist of Fate" anyone?) It's direct, yet vague enough to make the imagination run wild. Fly like a bird, sting like a bee. Free flowing literacy at it's finest. A return to form, but at what cost? Relationships don't end unless it's better ... read more
The anger and emotion in Bob Dylan's voice on "Idiot Wind" make for what might be his best vocal performance ever.
After a very rough couple of years, Mr. Dylan completes his return to his roots and makes one of the greatest albums in his career and easily the best break-up record of all time.

Sure, this album doesn't show any huge creative progressions on Dylan's side. It's still a very simple folk rock sound that relies heavily on the lyrical content to carry it through, but when that lyrical content is as emotional, as passionate, and as downright heartbreaking as this, and the otherwise fairly ... read more
This is truly phenomenal, his masterpiece. It's sorrowful as he is anticipating the end of his marriage, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Dylan sounds great (great for him) on this, he blends so well with the light instrumentation and the warm production. His lyrics are some of the most personal and emotional he's ever penned and my god, I just love all these songs. Especially Lily Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts.
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Added on: February 4, 2013