John Wesley Harding (studio album) by Bob Dylan
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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 32,262.
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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 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.
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Under-rated Dylan, probably because it begs to compared to the other more impactful stuff from the 60s, but I would rate it above Desire.
I really rate this album with nearly everyone feeling in the 4/5 category for me. I had heard covers of the songs before I heard Bob - and I had loved those covers first but glad when I go back to the source I can enjoy that too.
Some solid songs but not my favorite dylan overall
All Along the Watchtower is fantastic, the Hendrix version is still better, and the title track is an amzing opener
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.
For completists, A good album before the silence...
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.
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.
This was never one of the 60s Dylan albums that spoke to me at the next level, but it's still well worthwhile.
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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