Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bob Dylan - modern times

After a long period of "meh" Bob Dylan returned to form in the 2000s with a string of albums harking back to rockerbilly and rock and roll's roots. Albums including "Together through life" we reviewed a few weeks ago and its studio predecessor "Modern times".

Its all a bit of a shambles, random notes shuffle in left and right, but it perfectly matches the state of Bob's voice which is usually a gruff growl and grin. "Thunder on the mountain" is a great opener, a shuffle-y jam. "Workingman's blues #2" is a wonderful work in melancholy and modern angst. Its a measure of the man's genius that the voice of the 60s can still be so relevant 40 years later.

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