Rough And Rowdy Ways (album) by Bob Dylan

Rough And Rowdy Ways
Rough And Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
Year: 2020
Release date: New2020-06-19 (released 22 days ago)
Overall rank: 12,804th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 95 votes)
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Rough And Rowdy Ways is ranked 42nd best out of 70 albums by Bob Dylan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bob Dylan is Highway 61 Revisited which is ranked number 23 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 41,238.

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85/100
From 18 hours ago
Pretty good album, worse than Time Out of Mind up to Modern Times but a very relaxing and chill album to listen to.
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From 37 hours ago
Sure, it often feels like Bob Dylan in his heyday, but then you just want to go listen to those older records. Still solid. Even middle-of-the-road or lesser Dylan is still quite good.
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From 06/30/2020 22:40
Each individual track is so good that, aside from Crossing the Rubicon, you could fool someone into thinking this is a greatest hits compilation. Best Dylan album since Desire.
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From 06/30/2020 16:50
Absolute masterpiece. Key West and I've made up my mind may be two of the best songs of the last 20 years. Lyrically a perfect album.
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From 06/24/2020 12:16
Dylan being Dylan. It's relaxing and pleasant to listen to. Nothing earthshattering
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From 06/23/2020 20:17
Some good storytelling!
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From 06/22/2020 22:16
Favourite: key West
Worst: Mother of muses
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From 06/21/2020 22:30
There‘s not a song on this album that‘s not a standout. The depth, coherence and consistency of lyrics, melodies and arrangements are unmatched in his late career. While its restrained, reflective yet defiant tone place it on a different part on the emotional spectrum than Time Out of Mind or Love & Theft, it achieves its effect masterfully while leaving plenty of layers to unravel over repeated listenings. Any of these would have been among the best tracks on his late albums, and several, including Goodbye Jimmy Reed, Key West and Murder Most Foul, stand higher still above the rest.
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From 06/21/2020 17:10
Well, Bob's back for the first time since 2012 (excluding three covers releases) and while this album features some of Dylan's finest work in years it is, as often with Dylan, being completely overrated by critics. Yes, it does feature some lovely songs (and a sublime epic) but it also includes the usual generic blues rockers which have been filling up Dylan albums for decades. Anyway, opener 'I contain multitudes' is a fairly harmless introduction, a fair track to be honest and featuring predictable generic rhymes (another latter day Dylan habit) but it's okay. 'False prophet' is a bluesy rocker but it never really picks up and just goes round and round without anything approaching a chorus in sight. Things improve with the acoustic based 'My own version of you' and hit a tremendous high with the beautiful 'I've made up my mind to give myself to you'. Absolutely lovely. 'Black rider' is another strong and atmospheric cut. 'Goodbye Jimmy Reed' is enjoyable enough but it's a just an average twelve bar blues. Dylan has thousands of these. 'Mother of muses' though is wonderful, one of Dylan's best songs since 'Mississippi' back in 2001. 'Crossing the rubicon' is another twelve bar blues. A bit dull. Then we get the superb 'Key west (philosopher pirate) probably the best track on the album. Excellent stuff. Then, on a second disc for some reason, we get the epic 'Murder most foul'. It's a brooding masterpiece and will undoubtedly become a Dylan classic. A review of the Kennedy assassination featuring a wealth of cultural references from Queen to Nat King Cole And there we have it. Altogether 'Rough and Rowdy ways' is a very good record. Two thirds of it is great but it's just let down by three average blues tracks. So, will it be Dylan's final album? Who knows. But if it is it's a decent lp to end his stunning career on. Just not as great as the usual over praising critics tell you.
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