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

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 178th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,396 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1963 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (31st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (178th)
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Bob Dylan bestography

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is ranked 5th best out of 74 albums by Bob Dylan on BestEverAlbums.com.

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 35,895.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,396 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.6/100, a mean average of 82.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 06/20/2022 07:30
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
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From 02/02/2022 20:56
Girl From The North Country is probably one of my favorite songs...
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From 01/20/2022 21:43
First great album by Dylan, My favorites are Masters of War, Blowin In The Wind and Don't Think Twice
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From 01/06/2022 11:19
Primera obra maestra de Dylan, contiene una de las mejores canciones de la historia de la música popular: Blowin' In The Wind.
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From 01/02/2022 15:30
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
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From 11/15/2021 19:19
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.
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From 10/16/2021 05:51
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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90/100
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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