The Rewind Button is a group blogging project instigated by Rachel Tynan. As part of her New Years’ Resolutions for 2012, she set out to listen to Rolling Stone’s top 50 albums of all time. Rebecca Stevenson thought it would be fun if a group of bloggers listened to the same albums at the same time, then posted their reactions. The Rewind Button is the group of bloggers who are going through the Top 40 and posting about a new album every Thursday. This is album 16/40.
Thus far I have not enjoyed Bob Dylan. I put this review off for weeks but the next album is Nirvana’s Nevermind and since I really want to get to that album I must review this one.
First impression: His voice sounds different… less Bob Dylan-y.
Second impression: I’m super sleepy. Do I have mono? Again? You can’t get mono twice, can you? Maybe there’s just too much harmonica in these songs and it’s lulling me to sleep.
Third impression: I had to start Google-ing this album in order to care about it. The gist is that Bob Dylan was going through a lot of turmoil in his personal life. Most notably with his wife Sara (good name!). That’s why this album reeks of heartbreak and sorrow. Fortunately, that theme doesn’t resonate with me right now.
Final thought: This album made me realize that I do like Bob Dylan, I just prefer when his songs are sung by someone else.