Ranking The Greatest Albums By Bob Dylan
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His Greatest Works
It has been said over and over again that Bob Dylan is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. He’s the voice of a generation and his songs defined an era. With dozens of albums on his catalogue, he’s had a few misses here and there but it doesn’t discount the fact that he has several musical gems that are widely considered masterpieces.
So here are ten of his greatest records.
10. Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
Although he doesn’t completely abandon the political themes in his songs, this album is a bit more personal. It’s raw, vulnerable, and poetic.
9. Desire (1976)
It’s highly ambitious but it delivered. He shined through with several classics like “Hurricane”.
8. Oh Mercy (1989)
After a series of albums that didn’t stand out in the 1980s, Dylan came back in the later part of the decade with this album. And let’s just say, it was a reminder why he’s a legend in the first place.
7. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964)
It’s honest, emotional, and disturbing. The songs were a reflection of the social and political status at the time. It helped cement Dylan’s reputation as a protest singer.
6. Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Yet another triumphant comeback, it was a commercial success and earned him three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year.
5. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
Beautifully done from beginning to end, it was a pivotal moment in his career because he was was slowly emerging as a force of nature when it came to songwriting.
4. Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
Even after all these years, this album remains untouchable. It’s Dylan at his absolute best.
3. Blonde on Blonde (1966)
Passionate and exciting, Dylan’s genius came through with this work of art.
2. Blood on the Tracks (1975)
One of the most stunning comebacks in rock ‘n roll, he proved wrong all those who said he’s creatively spent. His sheer brilliance is unparalleled.
1. Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
In the ’60s, Dylan was unstoppable. This one isn’t just any other album, it’s an entire musical experience.