Album #64 – Blonde On Blonde

Album #64

This album was AMAZING!!!! Many critics have said that this is Dylan’s greatest album. I would disagree. But, it is definitely in my top five favorite Dylan albums of all time. This album was one of the first double albums in rock and roll. The songs on this album are even better than his previous works. I love that Dylan combines horns with his electric folk-rock sound on this album. Rainy Day Woman #12 and 35 and Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) feature the horn section which adds a bit of flavor to Dylan’s folk-rock sound. Dylan sounds like a rapper on some of the tracks as well. He is talking in rhyme instead of singing which makes him stand out. I own this album on CD but today was the first time I listened to this all the way through. It made me appreciate Dylan. I can see why around this time Dylan was considered a God. This is the last album Dylan recorded before a motorcycle accident sidelined his career in late 1966. Dylan would not perform live until 1971.  It is marks the end of Dylan’s classic 60’s period. After the motorcycle accident, Dylan kind of faded away for a few years even though the public was not sick of him. Dylan chose to remove himself from the spotlight. And we have had to live with that. Two of Dylan’s biggest hits are on this album as well: Just Like A Woman and I Want You which both did extremely well on the singles chart. Other highlights include: One Of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later), Stuck Inside of Memphis With The Mobile Blues Again, Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, Visions Of Johanna (one of Dylan’s best songs, LYRICALLY AND MUSICALLY!!!) and Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands. Overall, I give this album a 5 out of 5!!!

Next: Black Monk Time by The Monks!!!!

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