Biograph (compilation album) by Bob Dylan

Biograph by Bob Dylan
(Compilation album)
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 7,288th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 114 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1985 (92nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,108th)
Award Best albums of all time (7,288th)
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Bob Dylan bestography

Biograph is ranked 28th 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 35,668.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 114 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.1.

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From 11/30/2015 11:23
Superb collection of Dylan classics and rareties. The precursor to the numerous bootleg series which besides the first one and live 66 you can live without. (Admittedly haven't heard the most recent.) However Biograph is clearly superior to any one of them principally because it had the best apples from the barrel to pick from. Detailed liner notes to every song. Repeat any vaguely serious Dylan fan must have Biograph
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From 10/05/2014 15:30
A compilation including "Positively 4.th street" is always a gem! Truly a very good collection of significant Dylan songs....
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From 02/11/2014 10:09
I'm not sure if people are neglecting this album on technical grounds (it includes both live and previously released material). But this is truly a great compilation. I would recommend it both to the uninitiated and to the seasoned Bob Dylan fan. It contains a perfect mix of old and new (as of 1986), live and recorded, released and unreleased, acoustic and full band, and has the ebb and flow of a truly great album.
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From 06/19/2010 00:36
I don't like to make a habit of including anthologies in my favorite album lists but Dylan's prolific output in the 60s & 70s would have forced me to use 6 of the 50 options to acknowledge "Freewheelin'", "Bringing It All Back Home", "Highway 61", "Blonde on Blonde", "John Wesley Harding" & "Blood on the Tracks." Had I been allocated 100 selections, I given those albums their due, but instead I selected "Biograph", the 1985 issued box-set anthology that does a remarkable job at weaving those albums into a fabric that reveals the true trajectory of Dylan's career.
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