Blonde On Blonde (album) by Bob Dylan

Blonde On Blonde
Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 31st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,086 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1966 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1960s (11th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (31st)
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Bob Dylan bestography

Blonde On Blonde is ranked 2nd 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 41,405.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 87.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 88.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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From 06/22/2020 16:14
Many are willing to argue that Blonde on Blonde is his best album. I find there are too many songs. That being said it's still a fun play through. Notable tracks: I Want You, Pledging My Time, Visions of Johanna.
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From 06/13/2020 02:21
Great work. The second best by Dylan. I like Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, Just Like A Woman, Visions Of Johanna.
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From 05/25/2020 10:01
Film director Todd Haynes once made a wonderful film entitled I'm Not There (2007). In it, a fabled troubadour, storyteller, prophet, father, icon and outlaw all follow an intersecting, snaking path of existence. They all went by the name of Bob Dylan. "A song is something that walks by itself" said the poet. Todd Haynes knew there was no single way to personify music's resident Shakespeare, but this album may be the finest summation of the man himself.

Laying out themes of love, loss, ambition, desolation, desire and drug use, all of which could apply to Dylan during his finest creative years, Blonde on Blonde serves as the magnum opus for one of music's finest artists. He's never been more cheeky than with Rainy Day Women #12 and #35. He's never been more bashfully in love than with I Want You and he's never been more appreciative than with Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands. Dylan never more clearly presented his thoughts through music and we have the LP to prove it.

A stunning collection of emotional highs and lows, one can't help but marvel at Dylan's wordplay and pension for lyrical brainstorm. Through all this, Dylan stayed tight-lipped while contemporaries such as the Fab Four themselves gawked at his greatness. The bard stayed playfully humble or ostentatiously coy for the entire duration. I suppose the truth comes down to how you view the man, or maybe more astutely, his music.

"Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line
She said that all the railroad men
Just drink up your blood like wine
An' I said, "Oh, I didn't know that
But then again, there's only one I've met
An' he just smoked my eyelids
An' punched my cigarette"

- Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

Standout Tracks:

1. I Want You
2. Just Like a Woman
3. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

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From 05/24/2020 08:35
Great album!
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From 05/09/2020 18:49
Amazing album, Dylan is a legend
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From 05/06/2020 12:19
I love so many Dylan albums but this one is just his greatest. Humour, beauty, and the glory of that final song.
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From 03/31/2020 22:54
The word perfection is thrown around a lot these days when discussing albums...but it's definitely apropos when describing this masterpiece. It's music's greatest lyricist at the peak of his powers smack dab in the center of his personal life breakdown. I'm not sure there's a better formula for putting out a life-changing album. Top 10 of all time...without a shadow of a doubt.
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From 02/03/2020 13:09
If I didn't look the lyrics, the rating would be around 72/100
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From 01/05/2020 06:24
Easy to make a case for this as the best album of all time. The combination of excellence and significance in the development of modern popular music is tough to match. Bob was on a whole other level.
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From 12/30/2019 14:20
Great album.
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
5. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
9. Face To Face by The Kinks
10. Fresh Cream by Cream
11. Black Monk Time by Monks
12. Ascension by John Coltrane
13. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
14. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Da Capo by Love
17. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
18. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly] by Ennio Morricone
19. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
20. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
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