John Wesley Harding (studio album) by Bob Dylan

John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 878th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 707 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (91st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (878th)
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Bob Dylan bestography

John Wesley Harding is ranked 9th best out of 74 albums by Bob Dylan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bob Dylan is Highway 61 Revisited which is ranked number 26 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 35,894.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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65/100
From 06/20/2022 07:38
All Along the Watchtower is fantastic, the Hendrix version is still better, and the title track is an amzing opener
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From 04/27/2022 21:05
This is not bad album, but there is one great song - All Along The Watchtower and the rest is good singing with well-written lyrics, but it's far from his most exciting and sharp projects.
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80/100
From 04/12/2022 14:36
For completists, A good album before the silence...
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From 01/24/2022 00:49
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Bob Dylan regresa al folk puro y a la música acústica, tras tocar la gloria con 3 obras maestras seguidas, Bringing It All, Highway 61, y Blonde on Blonde. John Wesley Harding se siente como un retroceso, pero esto no significa que el disco sea malo.
La canción homónima tiene una línea de bajo muy atractiva. Ahora, una constante, y es que todas las canciones, a excepción de 2, tienen la misma estructura: 3 versos, y lo inusual es la ausencia de estribillos. Las únicas distintas son The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest, que se extiende hasta los 11 versos y la última del album, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, que también tiene 3 versos, pero cuenta con un bridge, una sección diferente a los versos.
Las melodías no me parecen trabajadas minuciosamente, pero es por la ausencia de instrumentos no acústicos. Y aún así, las melodías son salvadas por lo resaltante en la música de Dylan, la letra. Cada canción cuenta una canción, como todas las de su discografía.
En comparación con otros discos, especialmente con sus antecesores, este disco se siente más vacío, pero logra mantener una buena reputación, así como tener en su catálogo la obra maestra All Along the Watchtower, y otro par de canciones dignas de mencionar, como The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest y I'll Be Your Baby Tonight. Incluso John Wesley Harding está muy buena, y también I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine.
Disco promedio para el nivel de Dylan, que logra cautivar en algunos pasajes.
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85/100
From 01/06/2022 10:50
Uno de los mejores álbumes de Dylan, donde ya se reflejan las influencias del country que sería más notorias en Nashville Skyline. Y contiene una de mis canciones favoritas de él: All Along The Watchtower.
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From 01/05/2021 21:53
This was never one of the 60s Dylan albums that spoke to me at the next level, but it's still well worthwhile.
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From 07/01/2020 04:44
Probably (along with Nashville Skyline) my favorite version of Dylan's voice as he sings as clearly and tunefully as in any of his 60s albums. The focus is on narratives (not a surprise) but with a middle American, folk hero protagonist in nearly every song. Dylan is clearly bucking the trend of what was fashionable in the late 60s by releasing a very straight ahead and non-experimental album (by his standards). The basslines stand out in nearly every song and really help to punctuate the harmonica and increased clarity of Dylan's voice. I will say that the album starts and ends strong with a little bit of a lull in the middle.
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70/100
From 05/18/2020 17:31
Very polished Dylan. More akin to his earlier music than his previous three albums. Bob sounds pretty good on this record and the backing is subtle enough to allow him to shine on most songs. Overall, the songs are a bit too tame and I would've loved to hear some more rock especially considering what he was coming off of. That is not to say that I dislike the album, I don't, I think there are some really great songs but I miss what he was doing. "All Along the Watchtower" is hard to rate because I'm so accustomed to the Hendrix version.
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From 05/10/2020 19:23
Nice. A lovely, quite gentle album in places. I love the Ballad of Frankie Lee, I Pity the Poor Immigrant and I'll be your Baby Tonight.
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From 01/05/2019 12:56
Grandes clássicos influentes.
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