The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (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 32,816.
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5 excellent songs. Hard to believe this is 1963.
This is a classic singer songwriter album as well as a classic Dylan album. It is a pivotal moment in his career that still holds up reasonably well to this day. You can see all the potential that this young songwriter has and when you think about his age you can only respect the masterpieces that he was penning on this record. The quality he is writing on here would make you think this is his tenth or eleventh release with how intelligent and mature his words are but it is only his second. This leads to some phenomenal songs on here that are classic Dylan tracks such as A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Blowin' In The Wind, Girl From The North Country and Masters Of War. All of them are backed by his guitar, harmonica or both and have some beautiful performances on there. However, what lets this album down is the filler. There is a lot of it and it does make this release drag. Dylan would go on to dramatically reduce the filler content on later releases with his experimentation and complexities that he brought into his music but on here it does bring the album down significantly for me. Overall, a very important album not only in the discography of Bob Dylan but also in the history of music making it a must listen even if it might lack consistency.
For a 22 year old young man from Minnesota, this is an exceptional album ~ some 60 years later, there are 4 songs that have stood the test of time ~ Blowing In The Wind, A Hard Rains A Gonna Fall, Masters Of War, Don't Think Twice ~ and a few more that remain important for the more dedicated Dylan fans ~ Girl From The North Country, Bob Dylan's Dream. This album is in my top 5 of all Dylan albums.
The highs are extremely high, but the consitancy isn't there yet for this to be one of his best projects. But like every other artist, he had to start somewhere, and this is a very great one
Girl From The North Country is probably one of my favorite songs...
First great album by Dylan, My favorites are Masters of War, Blowin In The Wind and Don't Think Twice
Primera obra maestra de Dylan, contiene una de las mejores canciones de la historia de la música popular: Blowin' In The Wind.
As a follow up to his debut I rate this much higher with some excellent tracks - Blowin In The Wind; Girl From The North Country, Masters Of War; Don't Think Twice - it is folk with more protest and aggression
There is just so much good Dylan that this album is seemingly (and understandably) overlooked. It's still real good, just not quite great for Dylan.
Sometimes forgotten in the wake of what came after (Highway 61, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks etc.) but it is really an incredible work by a very young man. Dylan demonstrates conscience without succumbing to pretension. That's the genius here.
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