Review : BOB DYLAN - Modern Times
RollingStoneThe new Dylan album starts with the voice of God in the mountains and the sound of pistols in the streets. Bad things are happening, and the ladies in Washington, D.C., are scrambling to get out of town. Dylan has ladies on his mind, too-- Alicia Keys, who's forty years younger than he is yet worth chasing through the Tennessee Hills just the same, but also good women who do just what you say, and the wicked women who drain your heart and mind....full text
PrefixMagIt's fitting, really, that "Spirit on the Water," the second track off Modern Times, contains the lines, "You think I'm over the hill/ Think I'm past my prime." Those thoughts likely race through the minds of Dylan fans everywhere these days whenever a new album is announced. At sixty-five years old, it's safe to say Dylan's best years aren't in front of him....full text
Entertainment WeeklyIt will come as no surprise to most Dylan fans that there's nothing obviously modern about Modern Times. Recorded with his touring band, it takes much of its musical inspiration from the golden age that predated even his own earliest recordings. There's plenty of good-time rock & roll; two romantic, jazzy swingers; a dash of roadhouse blues; plus a couple of haunting, electric folk songs....full text
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