Nashville Skyline

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1969 Ratings: #49 / 100
User Score
Based on 184 ratings
1969 Ratings: #54
Liked by 2 people
April 9, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Folk Rock / Genres
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Bob Dylan goes full country, gets a Johnny Cash feature, and radically changes his singing voice, and he still manages to make a solid record.

This album is a really odd one. Dylan goes for a much simpler songwriting approach than usual, going with more basic lyrical themes and a sound that is much closer to country than it is folk, and completely changes his voice, making it sound even weirder than usual. Honestly, I'm surprised that there isn't more of a negative response to this album ... read more
100% convinced me to channel my inner witch and go live in a cozy cottage at the top of a hill, spending my days listening to soothing music and drinking good wine con mi señor esposo, ayyyy qué rico me pega el sol en la cara mientras cuido a mis plantitas y disfruto de la vista, acompañada de los pajaritos que siempre me persiguen
Bobby goes Country.

Fav tracks: Lay, Lady, Lay, To Be Alone With You, Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, Nashville Slyline Rag

Least fav: One More Night
By 1969, the ambitious folk-rock side of Dylan was long gone, and he had fully embraced a country transformation. An almost unrecognizable new voice and shorter song lengths make Nashville Skyline an intriguing listen, but not a great one.

Strong 6/10
Bob Dylan crafts one of the most soothing records. It's a warm embrace and gentle departure from his folk rock roots that never seems to upset throughout its entire listen. Any Dylan fan I feel would say that this isn't a masterpiece, but it's one of the most comforting listens.
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Track List

  1. Girl from the North Country (with Johnny Cash)
  2. Nashville Skyline Rag
  3. To Be Alone with You
  4. I Threw It All Away
  5. Peggy Day
  6. Lay Lady Lay
  7. One More Night
  8. Tell Me That It Isn't True
  9. Country Pie
  10. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
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Added on: February 5, 2013