Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
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Based on 5 reviews
1975 Ratings: #1 / 77
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Based on 420 ratings
1975 Ratings: #2
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January 20, 1975 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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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
Not so easy to enter the universe of the Zim. Voice too singular, cryptic lyrics, changing musical styles, plethoric discography... I approached his work by the "electric" mid-sixties albums. I quickly became an addict to "Highway 61 Revisited". "Blonde on Blonde" slaped me with his pop hits ("I Want You", "Just Like a Woman") and then I have listened to all his dicography. With "Blood On The Tracks", Zim finds his genius after five ... read more
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
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I should probably love this more, but honestly I get the sense that I'm suffering from Dylan fatigue at this point in the artists career. All the elements are there; crisp instrumentation, brilliant lyricism and a blend of several different areas of music that only Dylan could have begun. The issue once again is that this album still just sounds like the typical sound for Dylan, with nothing entirely fresh being brought to his music that Dylan hadn't already brought to the table before. Still a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tangled Up in Blue
  2. Simple Twist of Fate
  3. You're a Big Girl Now
  4. Idiot Wind
  5. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  6. Meet Me in the Morning
  7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts 
  8. If You See Her, Say Hello
  9. Shelter from the Storm
  10. Buckets of Rain
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