Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
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Based on 6 reviews
1975 Ratings: #1 / 83
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1975 Ratings: #2
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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
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
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.
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
Blood on the Tracks was the first full-length album from Bob Dylan that I listened to, just a few months ago. And I can safely say that it’s a classic and one of the best records ever made. Folk rock is a really interesting genre, and I love poetic lyricism. So naturally, I would love Bob Dylan. Until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t paid much attention to his music.
Blood on the tracks was made after Dylan went through a breakup, and you can clearly tell that through the lyrics, and ... 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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Added on: February 4, 2013