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Bob Dylan (album) by Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan (1962)
Overall rank: 2,270th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1962 (4th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (198th)
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Bob Dylan is ranked 18th best out of 67 albums by Bob Dylan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bob Dylan is Highway 61 Revisited which is ranked number 20 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 76,138.

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75/100
From Dunnand
Song to Woody alone makes this album an all time great. Shows the promise of Dylan's writing for the years to come.
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Overall a enjoyable album, with some good tracks like the versions of "House of Rising Sun", "Man of Constant Sorrow" and "See that my grave is kept clean". A traditional folk album that has it's merits even If pullen away from the rest of the legend that is Bob Dylan.
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80/100
his fake way of singing young boy being tough guy silly style stands a bit in the way here, but still one gotta surrender for his bobnesses divine musical genius.
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Bob Dylan's first album is often overlooked, probably because it only contains two originals and the rest are covers of old folk and blues tracks. No, it isn't essential compared with later Dylan records, but it is a very enjoyable one. It starts with the giddy, you're no good. The first thing you notice is how youthful and energetic Dylan's voice is, it never quite sounded like this again. Of the two originals, talkin' new York, and, song to woody, are very derivative of Bob's idol, Woody Guthrie, but they're fine. Elsewhere, house of the rising sun, is done in a style that The Animals would base their version upon a few years down the line. The same can also be said of, in my time of dyin', which would inspire Led Zeppelin. Other tracks include the breezy, baby, let me follow you down, and the frantic, gospel plow. As I said, it's all enjoyable. A good start.
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Understandably overshadowed by what would come later, but this is still a very solid and impressive debut.
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80/100
Definitely underrated album from Dylan. I actually prefer this to his other folk albums, there's a fire and vitality to it that the others lack.
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85/100
From Mercury

This is an excellent album. It is mostly composed of folk and blues standards with just 2 Dylan originals. Yet the blues numbers he does are pretty fantastic and dark. The vocals on those tracks seem a bit contrived but to no great detriment to the songs. His rendition of "House of the Rising Sun" and "Man of Constant Sorrow" are impassioned and incredibly good.
"Song to Woody" is one of my all time favorites Dylan songs. It's an impressive early original and was an excellent indication of what was to come in the very near future.
As a whole I love almost this whole album. Some of the more playful covers like "Gospel Plow" and "Pretty Peggy-O" grate on me just a bit. But that's probably because I'm a moody bastard.
All in all there is something I really enjoy and get out of this album. Maybe it's just the beautiful joyousness and energy of this album. Maybe I'm just a little biased in thinking everything Dylan did from 62-70 is golden. Maybe...
Either way, this is a nice album.
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Some thing about this album feels so youthful am innocent and hopeful. I really love it. It's a really cool album.
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70/100
From Rovers
Dylan's first LP from 1962 suggest only in glimpses what would be in store from him in future.

The album consists predominantly of contemporary blues- and folksongs along with traditionals arranged by Dylan. Only two songs were Dylan originals. "Talkin 'New York' is a sort of diary song, performed in the talking / singing style that he would use on more tracks on the next three albums. The tribute to Woody Guthrie, "Song to Woody" is a more melodic song, and for me one of the highlights on the album.

Interesting too, that two songs later would be recorded by the Animals and turned into hits. "House of the Rising Sun" became a classic, and also "Baby Let Me Take You Home" became a relatively big hit. Though not exactly the same song as "Baby Let Me Follow You Down," it's impossible not to see the similarities.

Also interesting that several songs deal with the theme of dying
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Tons of "classics" on it. Maybe ones he didn't write, but classics none the same. I like the style that has since been lost of his in Fixin' to Die.
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