Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by TheBoogieMan, Sep 8, 2006.
Poll suggestion by Gabri_Jade.
The Freewheelin' is an amazing album, and definitely my favorite The Times They Are A-Changin' is a close second.
Blonde on Blonde. It isn't his best, per se, but it's my favourite as I've owned it the longest.
Ooh, my first poll idea.
And yet, this decision's a killer. I'm not sure Dylan's put out an album that didn't have at least one song on it that I really liked - Every Grain of Sand from the otherwise fairly forgettable Shot of Love, for instance. There are also some really strong overall albums that include a few songs that I love, like Tangled Up in Blue from Blood on the Tracks or Desolation Row from Highway 61 Revisited. I'm really tempted by The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan which includes a lot of favorites, like Blowin' in the Wind, Talkin' World War III Blues, Masters of War, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, and Don't Think Twice, It's All Right. Blonde on Blonde has almost as many songs that I love, including Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 and Visions of Johanna.
Ultimately, though, I'm going with Bringing It All Back Home. It doesn't have any of my personal standout favorites, but it combines a classic Dylan feel from beginning to end with a serious bit of nostalgia for me. This was my father's favorite Dylan album when I was very young, and I truly don't remember a time in my life when I didn't know all of these songs. My favorite songs might be on other albums, but this particular album epitomizes Dylan for me.
(Yes, I ramble. )
Time Out of Mind is his crowning masterwork, a bleak and haunted vision of pain and sorrow that is somehow deeply life affirming. Plus, Not Dark Yet is his best song. Yes, his best song. Yes, ever.
Love and Theft (not on the POLL!?) is a close second. After that, probably Blood on the Tracks, Bringing It All Back Home, Slow Train Coming in that order and then they run together.
But it's a tough call anyway.
Oops. You're quite right. Sorry about that.
"Blonde on Blonde", quite definately.
I'm all spread out on Dylan. There's good cause for many of his albums, and I don't think that one really stands above the rest.
I picked Blood On The Tracks.
Bringing It All Back Hom
Unlocking and upping
Why is it that this poll has been around for a year, and just now am I casting the first vote for Highway 61 Revisited?
Too tough to choose.