The Times They Are A-Changin' (studio album) by Bob Dylan

The Times They Are A-Changin'
The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
Year: 1964
Overall rank: 497th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 821 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1964 (3rd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (64th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (497th)
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The Times They Are A-Changin' is ranked 7th 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 40,931.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.5/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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80/100
From 11/28/2020 20:25
Dylan não errava o começo de sua carreira! Belíssimas canções políticas.
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From 10/02/2020 04:43
73/100

Best tracks: The Times They Are-A Changin, Boots of Spanish Leather, When the Ship Comes In
Worst track: Restless Farewell

Not a personal favourite of Dylan's, but still a great record, especially the iconic title track!
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90/100
From 06/22/2020 16:27
#6 on my list of greatest Dylan albums. Very politcally driven album. An acoustic folk classic. Noteable tracks: Times They are a-Changin', The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol, One Too Many Mornings, Only a Pawn in Their Game, With God on Our Side.
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From 05/10/2020 15:59
My least favourite of the folk albums, although Hattie Carroll is a great track.
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80/100
From 02/17/2020 03:42
Political songs plus a pair of sensitive cuts, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin' franked Bob Dylan as the new voice of his generation

Incredibly powerful album BEFORE his best suit of albums

Ridiculous
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60/100
From 01/13/2020 17:17
One of the most well-written albums I've ever heard. Unfortunately the music is lacking. There isn't much originality in Dylan's guitar playing and a lot of the melodies sound like other songs of his. The album works really well for the first couple of listens but once you know the lyrics the music shows itself as drier than I'd like it to be. The songs are great stories but there is little replay value. The "Girl from the North Country Fair"-sounding "Boots of Spanish Leather" is my favorite on the album and one of Dylan's most well-written songs in my opinion. I suspect that "When the Ship Comes In" served as some sort of inspiration for The Tales of the Black Freighter in The Watchmen graphic novel seeing as they both draw parallels to the song "Pirate Jenny".
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80/100
From 08/22/2019 17:19
Don't care what the rankings say, this is a better album than Freewheelin'.
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85/100
From 06/25/2019 18:38
Very good album.

Favorites: With God On Our Side, Only A Pawn In Their Game, Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
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From 05/24/2019 04:16
Bob Dylan didn't slow down after "Freewheelin'", and that's evident here. "The Times" is one of his greatest masterpieces, period.
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90/100
From 03/07/2019 05:11
9.0/10

Top Tracks: "The Times They Are A-Changin'", "With God On Our Side", "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"

Surprising but I think it's a little too political. Dylan's usually good with political stuff, but here it gets overbearing and detracts from the overall "musicality" of the album, I think.
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Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
5. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. Kinks by The Kinks
9. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
10. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
11. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
12. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis And The Nashville Teens
13. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
14. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
15. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
16. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
17. The Animals by The Animals
18. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
19. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
20. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
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