Oh Mercy (album) by Bob Dylan

Oh Mercy
Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 1,526th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 317 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1989 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (237th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,526th)
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Bob Dylan bestography

Oh Mercy is ranked 13th 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 41,390.

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This album is rated in the top 18% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 74.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 05/10/2020 19:55
The 80s highlight from the man himself. From the pulsating Political World, through the beautiful Where Teardrops fall, Everything is Broken, Most of the Time and my favourite, What Good Am I?, this is a true classic of the period.
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From 04/25/2018 05:45
The first three are mediocre, and the last three are alright, but that middle stretch of four songs is spectacular. Something about Most Of The Time especially resonates with me so damn much.

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From 02/17/2018 12:57
E' vero che il miglior produttore è quello che non si sente, ma in questo caso Daniel Lanois ha fatto un lavoro eccellente, imprimendo la propria impronta senza snaturare la personalità dell'autore. Il quale autore scrive una manciata di ottime canzoni come non accadeva da tempo. Disco notturno, intenso, di grande respiro.
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75/100
From 10/09/2017 08:26
Probably Dylan's best album of the 80's. My 5 favorite songs: Everything is Broken (Kenny Wayne Shepard does a great cover of this song); Political World; Ring Them Bells; Disease of Conceit; Man in the Long Black Coat.
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From 09/06/2017 03:09
Arguably his best album of the 1980s it flows together very well and has several good/great songs my favorites are Political World and Shooting Star.
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90/100
From 03/29/2016 11:33
Bob Dylan's return to form after the artistic and commercial disasters of knocked out loaded and down in the groove. The key to this success, aside from Dylan's songs, was Bono's urging to use Daniel Lanois as producer. It's a perfect marriage. Lanois' production brings an atmospheric soundscape to the album, much as what he did on U2's Joshua tree record. The opener, political world, sounds nothing like Dylan's done before. Best tracks are three songs that appear in the middle of the album. Ring them bells, the man in the long black coat, and my favourite, most of the time. Praise also to, what good am I?, and closing track, shooting star. This was Dylan's best album since, desire. Unfortunately, Bob would slip back into the drivel of the previous two albums with his next release, under the red sky, but as far as oh mercy is concerned, Dylan's best album of the 80's.
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From 02/11/2015 12:51
an underrated Bob Dylan album this one!!!
Beautiful moody ballads.
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From 01/28/2015 03:50
Hailed as this modern comeback... Certainly better than the other stuff from the 80s, but not quite on par with Time Out of Mind and what came after.
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From 11/19/2013 22:49
an underrated Bob Dylan album this one... you will find some hidden gems with close listening
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