Desire (album) by Bob Dylan

Desire
Desire by Bob Dylan
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 403rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 821 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1976 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (102nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (403rd)
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3 CDs Bob Dylan Desire(BMG-Ed)/MTV Unplugged(Columbia)/Lovesick(Colum) 29 Tracks
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Bob Dylan - Desire - LP Vinyl Record (F3)
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Bob Dylan bestography

Desire is ranked 6th 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 41,356.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 821 votes)
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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 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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85/100
From 06/19/2020 00:00
It's a great testament to Dylan's fantastic catalogue of work that 'Desire' ends up as a very underrated body of work, completely new direction of sound of a more mature, well travelled man!
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From 05/10/2020 19:38
Put that bloody violin away!
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From 01/07/2020 05:10
Dylan is so good at retooling his whole sound and presentation from album to album without sacrificing any quality. Desire is a masterpiece that captures a mood like nothing else that came before it or has come since.
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From 02/08/2019 03:37
Bob Dylan's greatest achievement. I haven't listened to any Dylan album as much as this one.
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75/100
From 10/14/2018 12:39
I suppose it is technically a good album. The songwriting is intelligent and he constructs some thought-worthy ballads. However, to me the LP is the perfect example of how Dylan had lost the flair and easy-flow that made me and many other adore and revere his early work.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/10/2018 15:05
A big thumbs up for this album, possible one of his best. The weakest song is ROMANCE IN DURANGO, and the rest are really good.
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From 04/27/2018 13:39
Fantastic, and the most underrated Dylan album. Latino music influences, female backing vocals (she reminds me of that woman who played violin and sang on Jack White's Lazaretto, fantastic voice), violin and almost gypsy music rhythms. The most adventurous Dylan has ever been. Has what is probably my favourite Dylan song ever, Hurricane. Joey is tour de force of a song, but i really think it should've been much shorter. 5 choruses...
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90/100
From 03/10/2018 16:48
One of his best post 1970 records (if not his best), Desire features many great songs including "Another Cup of Coffee", "Sara" and (my favourite) "Hurricane".
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85/100
From 02/15/2018 20:33
Immersione nei suoni mediterranei e forse anche per questo uno dei dischi di Dylan più popolari in Italia, "Desire" ha soprattutto i toni più rilassati rispetto al precedente livido "Blood on the tracks", nonostante inizi con una delle ultime ( l'ultima ? ) canzoni che una volta si sarebbero dette "impegnate" da parte del suo autore, "Hurricane".
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85/100
From 07/15/2017 05:22
His most 'fun' record.
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