112 Songs, 8 Hours 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 10 albums that Bob Dylan released from 1990 through 2012 are among his most revealing. Aside from occasional nods toward the marketplace (Under the Red Sky, MTV Unplugged), the albums play to Dylan’s creative strengths. During much of the ‘90s, he felt his muse had abandoned him; he settled into recording two albums (Good As I Been to You, World Gone Wrong) of old blues and folk songs that could’ve been part of a setlist in his Greenwich Village days. 1997’s Time Out of Mind, however, began a creative resurgence that’s held true to the present. It won three GRAMMY® Awards and featured film noir–like production from Daniel Lanois, with which Dylan subsequently expressed his dissatisfaction. (Critics loved it.) 2001’s self-produced Love and Theft earned greater reviews, with critics calling it a tour of American music before rock ’n’ roll and a major work. With the exception of the menacing 2009 holiday album Christmas in the Heart (where “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” sounds like a threat), Dylan’s albums center on dark tales and even darker blues, where his rusty voice serves as the ultimate hook. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 10 albums that Bob Dylan released from 1990 through 2012 are among his most revealing. Aside from occasional nods toward the marketplace (Under the Red Sky, MTV Unplugged), the albums play to Dylan’s creative strengths. During much of the ‘90s, he felt his muse had abandoned him; he settled into recording two albums (Good As I Been to You, World Gone Wrong) of old blues and folk songs that could’ve been part of a setlist in his Greenwich Village days. 1997’s Time Out of Mind, however, began a creative resurgence that’s held true to the present. It won three GRAMMY® Awards and featured film noir–like production from Daniel Lanois, with which Dylan subsequently expressed his dissatisfaction. (Critics loved it.) 2001’s self-produced Love and Theft earned greater reviews, with critics calling it a tour of American music before rock ’n’ roll and a major work. With the exception of the menacing 2009 holiday album Christmas in the Heart (where “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” sounds like a threat), Dylan’s albums center on dark tales and even darker blues, where his rusty voice serves as the ultimate hook. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Bhaktipoet ,

Great Late Compilation

Great compilation of the music that meant Dylan wasn't going to fade into obscurity even if he died trying. The perfect collection to expand appreciation beyond his 'greatest hits.'

(Why in god's name (literally) did they include the Christmas album? I'd have paid $10 MORE if they would have offered this without that album!)
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Enjoy!

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