By Anthony DeCurtis
Was Dylan’s ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ his best since ‘Blood on the Tracks?’
Editor’s Note: In 2020, during the midst of the pandemic, Bob Dylan released his first album of new material since 2012’s “Tempest.” We invited 10 distinguished writers to give their assessment of the album that many critics have been calling Dylan’s best since “Blood on the Tracks.” Yes, This Really Was His Best Since BOTT,…
Dylan’s latest really is his best since ‘Blood on the Tracks’
“The best Bob Dylan album since “Blood on the Tracks” — that mythical peak has been both something of a holy grail for Dylan obsessives and a lazy way for critics to overpraise the current Dylan effort they were supposed to be appraising. In many ways, Dylan fans have been more discerning than critics, far…
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