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Highway 61 Revisited (album) by Bob Dylan 

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Highway 61 Revisited
Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan (1965)
Overall rank: 18th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 1,247 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1965 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (7th)
Top 20 albums of all time (18th)

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Highway 61 Revisited is ranked as the best album by Bob Dylan.

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From Finky 5 days ago
Desolation Row alone makes this album great. Like a Rolling Stone is widely regarded as one of the greatest songs ever, and I agree. Highway 61 Revisited, Ballad of Thin Man, are two other great songs. Listen to the lyrics. Other songwriters probably feel like simpletons when they listen to the lyrics on this album. This was Dylan's first album backed by a full band on all songs, except for Desolation Row. Dylan had started to leave the folkie-acoustic world for more of rock sound on his previous album, Bringing It All Back Home, which is also great.
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The sun's not yellow, it's chicken.
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From Mez123 10/13/2014 19:10
The best Dylan album for me slightly above Blond On Blonde, Blood On The Tracks, Freewheelin & Time Out of Mind. The greatest rock n roll song all time on most critics lists "Like A Rolling Stone" the majestic "Desolation Row", "Highway 61" boogie rocker number. Love the lyrics & tempo of "Tombstone Blues". 2 other favs "Queen Jane" & "Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues", the fantastic "Ballad Of A Thin Man" . The Two tracks I like lesser are "It Takes A Train..." & "From A Buick..." but their solid. A Masterpiece!! Around this time the Beatles, Stones, Dead, Airplane Cash on & on were always eargerly anticpating what Dylan was going to come up with next. So very telling & high praise barometer. MEZ^
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From TheMysteryBox 09/22/2014 23:58
Quite simply; some of the best song writing and singing of all time. It's impossible to fathom that a single person can write this good. "Desolation Row" alone is so good that if it comprised the whole album I'd still be calling it one of my favorites. Add in "Like a Rolling Stone", "Ballad for a Thin Man", AND "Tombstone Blues" and you have an album that transcends simple good/bad criticism. Listening to Dylan sing reminds me of what music can achieve even without the bells and whistles of prog rock (and I LOVE prog rock). Take away the instrumentals and if the only thing that remained was Dylan's vocals it would still retain it's power.
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From jlsfourth 08/21/2014 16:54
this deserves a slot on any best of list.
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From Decurso 06/01/2014 04:20
Like a Rolling Stone is easily one of my 5 favourite songs of all time. You put a classic like that on an album with songs like Tombstone Blues, Highway 61 and Queen Jane Approximately...and you easily have one of the greatest albums of all time.
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From GandalfORiley345 05/09/2014 02:52
I´m Really not surprised about this overrated album, because I´m not sure i can put it in a top 5 from the 60s like everybody do, but I´m sure that this album it´s a technical masterpiece, Bob Dylan´s really know how to create real music
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From flyingcitrus 04/27/2014 04:16
My favorite album, "Rolling Stone" is a must listen although "It takes a lot to laugh" is a personal favorite
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From swhaze 04/05/2014 19:56
Not really a Dylan fan. I don't "get" a lot of his stuff.
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From pinkfreud1981 02/11/2014 23:29
Better poet than musician if you ask me. But still pretty good.
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1. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
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