Together Through Life

Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2009 Ratings: #296 / 867
Year End Rank: #46
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Based on 60 ratings
2009 Ratings: #117
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The most inessential Bob Dylan album since 1993's World Gone Wrong.

Together Through Life is a huge step back from the previous few records, but it wasn't a surprising decline in the slightest. Since his main comeback in 1997's Time Out Of Mind, he's been on a steady slope downward, releasing something a little less impactful and loveable each time, though none of them quite as dull as this one. Together Through Life certainly isn't a bad record, and at this point in his career it's nothing ... read more
Pretty much more of the same of Dylan's 2000s period. There's no genius here, but I like how it feels: reclusive, intimate, vulnerable, just like its artwork. Every track is good enough, principally "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" and "This Dream of You". None of the songs are masterpieces that justify why Bob is the greatest songwriter of all time but look, it was 2009, did he have anything more to prove? Just let the man do this kind of more offscreen, comfortable albums and ... read more
Ok, this is not the Bob Dylan we want to hear, at least not at this point.

There is so little we can take from this record, it is not even a bad album, it is just a "who cares" work. This is the type of albums you think an artist could release if He needs to fulfill a contract or something like that, but it is not the album you are expecting from an experienced guy who has no hurries or obligation to release anything.

The idea started as a song for a "My Own Love Song", ... read more
Bluesy stuff I usually don't enjoy, but his New Orleans blues influence is prevalent and it's a great sounding record.
Dylan can sing the blues at any age. Great sound, great band, great album.
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Year End Lists

#18/Rolling Stone
#49/Q Magazine

Track List

  1. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
  2. Life is Hard
  3. My Wife's Home Town
  4. If You Ever Go To Houston
  5. Forgetful Heart
  6. Jolene
  7. This Dream of You
  8. Shake Shake Mama
  9. I Feel A Change Comin' On
  10. It's All Good

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