10 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan all but invented the concept of the modern singer/songwriter, but few of his early albums offer the genre’s signature intimacy. Blood on the Tracks—his honest and deeply personal eulogy for a failed relationship—changed all that. With a mellow strum of acoustic guitars, the songwriter offers bitterness ("Idiot Wind"), sorrow ("Simple Twist of Fate”), and tenderness ("Shelter from the Storm”). Mostly, though, he shows a deep appreciation for the beauty of what he once had.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan all but invented the concept of the modern singer/songwriter, but few of his early albums offer the genre’s signature intimacy. Blood on the Tracks—his honest and deeply personal eulogy for a failed relationship—changed all that. With a mellow strum of acoustic guitars, the songwriter offers bitterness ("Idiot Wind"), sorrow ("Simple Twist of Fate”), and tenderness ("Shelter from the Storm”). Mostly, though, he shows a deep appreciation for the beauty of what he once had.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

gosolar ,

Blood on the Tracks (1974)

This, surprisingly, is perhaps my most favorite dylan album. I love his 60's records, and no one will contest their unparalleled influence and sophistication. Still, I give this album highest marks for both its masterful lyricism and its unmatched musicality. For the pure emotion, the consistency of the songs, and its beauty, buy this album. I may just be a sucker for music written in response to tragedy, but this is a timeless classic. Five Stars.

crazy4mydolphins ,

Heartfelt

This is the most heartfelt album I have ever listened to. Dylan's soul is all over this album. This is an album you listen to from beginning to end and keep coming back for more. If I could take just one album with me on a deserted island, this may be it.

Sunshine Superman ,

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

Blood on the Tracks is an album that Dylan finds hard to comment upon to this day. When asked to comment on the positive reception of the release by a music critic, Dylan allegedly commented that one must be cruel to say they "enjoyed" this album.
Blood on the Tracks is raw emotion on the artist's part. It is brilliantly crafted, and refelctive of a more mature vantage point on failed love.
This album is not to be missed, no matter what Dylan says.

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