The Basement Tapes (studio album) by Bob Dylan & The Band

The Basement Tapes
The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 920th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 316 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (203rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (920th)
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Bob Dylan & The Band Basement Tapes LP Vinyl Record Columbia ‎C233682 1975 VG+
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The Basement Tapes by The Band/Bob Dylan (CD, Sep-1988, 2 Discs, Columbia F17
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The Basement Tapes is ranked as the best album by Bob Dylan & The Band.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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80/100
From 01/06/2021 23:36
Some really great songs, but there a couple duds. Not many, though. If you like Dylan and/or The Band, this is a must listen.
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From 01/04/2021 04:15
Hard to deny some of my favorite musicians writing songs together, but this is miles removed from the peak output of anyone involved.
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85/100
From 11/06/2020 20:25
Viagem no tempo! Muito bom!!
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From 05/10/2020 19:35
Basically a collection of songs from the 'missing' era. Some better than others, but much more along the lines of what The Band produced on The Big Pink. If you like them, you'll like this.
I don't particularly.
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From 12/29/2019 20:19
A musical portal.
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From 06/29/2019 03:27
Younger people say, "The bootleg series is the proper version." Older people say, "Oh it was all on bootleg, anyway, everybody had already heard it."

Not if you were 14 when this came out on LP, and didn't know what a bootleg was. This was like finding some sort of occult text from another world. I used to pour over every second of this version, trying to figure out exactly what it all meant, making up my own meanings, playing along on my acoustic. This is the version that brought Dylan to the teens of the 70s, along with Blood on the Tracks and Desire.

It's like the Memphis Jug Band came back to life in the late 60s. What an album.
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90/100
From 11/01/2018 10:36
Dylan especially is inspired here.
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75/100
From 02/16/2018 19:50
I "Basement tapes" di Dylan hanno il fascino rassicurante delle cose di una volta, col loro guardare alla tradizione della musica americana e con quell'assenza di produzione che li fa sembrare quello che in effetti sono, dei demo tapes appena un po' curati.
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From 11/18/2017 20:11
Amazing collaboration between 2 of my favorites artists.
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From 03/31/2016 20:02
This album has almost become obsolete with the release of the bootleg series version. Still, it's a good album in it's own right, but as it says on the tin, it's Bob Dylan and the band, not just Bob. About a third of the album features just the Band, the rest with Dylan. Million dollar bash, is nonsensical, but wonderful, and, clothes line saga, and, please Mrs. Henry are enjoyable. It is a fun album with The Band's, long distance operator, also fine. One of the best songs from the sessions was, sign on the cross, which we can now hear thanks to the bootleg series. Good stuff.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
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7. Horses by Patti Smith
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