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Thread #168077   Message #4059652
Posted By: Allan Conn
17-Jun-20 - 02:39 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul
I suppose whether you like someone's music or not is subjective so there are always going to be differences. I have always really liked Dylan's earlier music until the three Christian albums which apart from the odd song I couldn't take too. I liked both "Infidels" and "Oh Mercy" but from then on I really struggled getting past the ever croakier voice and his singing style is now kind of half spoken, croaky and not in truth very melodic. So I never really gave the later material much of a chance until relatively recently.

It wasn't really until "Tempest" was released that I gave the albums in between that and "Oh Mercy" a chance. And once you get used to the voice along with "Tempest" another three albums "Time Out Of Mind" "Love And Theft and "Modern Times" are all great listens - for me anyway! The strange thing is with the exception of "Make You Feel My Love" how little of this material is better known outside the world of Dylan fans. There is some great material.

So aye his work has been patchy at times but I am looking forward to the new album. Hopefully it is as good as some of these others. Though I full understand how the voice puts some people off. My wife simply won't listen to his more recent albums and in truth only tolerates his earlier singing even on the likes of "Desire" while I think he delivers that album really well.