The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (studio album) by Bob Dylan

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 181st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,363 votes)
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Bob Dylan- The FreeWheelin’ Bob Dylan -Vinyl LP UK early 2nd Press 1964 VG+
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Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' - Rock CD (1963) Excellent (Blowin' In The Wind)
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The Freewheelin' 180g Limited Bob Dylan Simply Vinyl SVLP 0003 New Sealed
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The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is ranked 5th best out of 74 albums by Bob Dylan on

The best album by Bob Dylan is Highway 61 Revisited which is ranked number 24 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 38,182.

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From 05/13/2021 08:28
HONESTLY, this can go higher on my list it a master-work in singer-songwriter albums
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From 04/29/2021 04:17
The point where Dylan becomes the ultimate singer-songwriter that speaks a generation. Lyrically, from protests to surreal imagery, these songs never stop getting old. Other than the quality of vocals and musical arrangements, Dylan came in strongly from a different land.
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From 01/30/2021 14:23
good songs some funny
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From 01/21/2021 18:59
Great album, nothing to sniff at. It is being carried by it's stronger songs, having quite a few sub-par ones. All in all a sign of great things to come out of Dylan in the years (and decades) to come
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From 09/28/2020 14:16
28 de septiembre 2020, mi primera vez escuchando este album. Fue una experiencia hermosa. Sin embargo, tengo que decir que pese a que he encontrado nuevas canciones que son mis favoritas de todos los tiempos (Blowin' in the wind y Don't think twice, it's all right), el album también contiene algunas que, a mi parecer, Bob Dylan las usó como fillers para tener 13 canciones y lanzar el album. Eso es lo que me impide considerarlo como una obra maestra, pero las buenas que tiene sí son unas canciones magistrales. En fin, mi promedio final para este disco es 79.23, o sea 80. Es el segundo disco completo que escucho de Bob Dylan, después de Highway 61 Revisited, y hasta el momento, mi segundo favorito de Bob Dylan. Pronto seguiré escuchando más de su trabajo, que me parece muy bueno, sobre todo los lyrics.
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From 09/24/2020 00:42
Bob Dylan burst out of the gate with his second record. 'Blowin in the Wind' is arguably one of the most iconic songs to come out of the folk revival movement of the sixtees. However, 'Wind' is hardly the only great song on this album. 'The Girl from the North Country', 'Master of War', 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' and 'Don't Think Twice It's Alright' are some more fantastic recordings from this masterful poet.
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From 07/30/2020 02:45
Old school Dylan's peak. Blowin' in the Wind is the first song I learned to play on guitar, so great. The rest is pretty great as well, especially the middle two tracks.
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From 06/22/2020 16:23
Bob Dylan's discography is legendary. This album, an undeniable classic, is the beginning of a string of legendary albums Dylan released in the 60s. I'd place it #4 in my list of best Dylan albums. Notable Tracks: Blowin' In The Wind, Don't Think Twice It's All Right, A Hard Rain's a-gonna Fall, Masters of War, Girl from the North Country.
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From 05/10/2020 15:58
What a brilliant album. Passionate and powerful throughout: Girl from the North Country, Don't Think Twice, Hard Rain, Oxford Town. Only criticism? I wish someone would take away that bloody harmonica.
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From 04/23/2020 23:19
Favorite Tracks: Girl from the North Country, A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall, Corrina, Corrina
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