continued from prior post.
8) 8 ) WHICH BOB DYLAN ALBUM WERE THEY TALKING ABOUT?
We needn’t bow our heads in shame because this is the best album of 1975. It would have been the best album of 1967 too. And it’s sure to sound great in 1983.
E) THE BASEMENT TAPES
of course…. I couldn’t resist including this one.
By Robert Christgau, 1975, in The Village Voice
8) 9, 10 and 11) WHICH BOB DYLAN ALBUM WERE THEY TALKING ABOUT?
One well know American critic said the following, in reviews of three different Bob Dylan albums (presented below chronologically):
(i) ”… this is his best album since “Blood on the Tracks.” (B+)
(ii) “…his best album since Blood on the Tracks.” (B+)
(iii) “…Dylan’s best album in 15 years “(A-)
9) SLOW TRAIN COMING, 10) EMPIRE BURLESQUE, and 11) UNDER THE RED SKY
Of course these are all by Robert Christgau as well. A good many of you got these– they are easy to find on the internet (not that I think that is how YOU figured it out).
At one point I thought about trying to find every review that ever said a new Bob Dylan album was his best since Blood On the Tracks. I collected a good bunch. i might print them in one these blog posts eventually.