Desire (studio album) by Bob Dylan

Desire by Bob Dylan
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 424th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 954 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1976 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (102nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (424th)
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Bob Dylan bestography

Desire is ranked 6th best out of 78 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 31,516.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 954 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 81.2/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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75/100
From 02/22/2023 15:38
Solid album - highlights: Hurricane, Isis, One More Cup Of Coffee, Sara
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90/100
From 02/02/2023 23:41
One of Dylan's records that doesn't get anywhere near the amount of praise that it deserves. The songs on here are just fantastic and have a brilliant range in terms of song writing and instrumentation. We have a song as phenomenal as Hurricane opening the album and then one of Dylan's most personal songs, which is one of my favourites, in Sara. The album is then packed full of quality and depth in between the bookends of the record which are also diverse, creative and really engaging. Dylan's lyrics are just as phenomenal as they always are and I think his vocal performance on here is on that level as well. He also gives us some enthralling and entertaining performances on guitar and harmonica. Where this album really stands out for me is the ensemble Dylan has backing him with all of them being incredible but one stands out for me and its Scarlet Rivera. Her violin playing is beautiful on this album and she absolutely commands every song she is on and adds such a special twist to this already great record. Overall, this is more than just a back catalogue album in my opinion and is arguably just as good as his better known releases as its quality is consistently fantastic.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 07/22/2022 09:23
Album Rating: 80.11
(721/9)

1.Hurricane. 94
2.Isis. 84
3.Mozambique. 79
4.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below). 86
5.Oh, Sister. 77
6.Joey. 73
7.Romance In Durango. 73
8.Black Diamond Bay. 77
9.Sara. 78
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60/100
From 06/20/2022 07:33
The violin and female back up singer helps this record enourmously. Hurricane is an all time great, and i also really like Mozambique
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85/100
From 04/14/2022 10:07
Hurricane is an amazing song, hut unfortunately nothing else on this album comes very close. But still there are plenty of good tracks here: Isis, One More Cup Of Coffee, Sara. It is also a very good follow-up to such a hard to compete with album as Blood On The Tracks is.
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100/100
From 04/13/2022 07:46
I have an average track score of 90 for this album and it's placed @ 19th in my top albums chart. I have given it a rating of 100
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From 03/24/2022 20:15
One of Dylan's best albums for me.
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95/100
From 12/26/2021 11:46
Aunque se suele relacionar a Dylan fundamentalmente con los 60, para mí sus mejores trabajos (este, sobre todo, y Blood On The Tracks) son de la década de los 70.
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95/100
From 01/21/2021 19:02
The most underrated album of his catalogue, it stands as one of Dylan's most unique and captivating works. It hits a couple lows (Joey and Mozambique), but the highs more than make up for them.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 12/23/2020 19:01
The album itself is pretty good, but Hurricane is hands-down one of the top 20 songs of all time.
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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. Desire by Bob Dylan
8. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
9. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
10. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
11. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
12. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
13. Rising by Rainbow (UK)
14. The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
15. A Day At The Races by Queen
16. Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre
17. Rocks by Aerosmith
18. África Brasil by Jorge Ben
19. Moonmadness by Camel
20. Wind & Wuthering by Genesis
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