Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde


5.0
classic

Review

by Zoso4 USER (1 Reviews)
August 8th, 2007 | 10 replies | 2,969 views


Release Date: 1966 | Tracklist

Review Summary: this album rules

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Blonde On Blonde is not only Dylan's greatest album, it is the apex of popular music, channeling the greatest of blues, folk, & country lineage, thus culminating into a magnificent brew of American music. This is one of the finest recordings ever by anybody, ranking #9 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

Bob Dylan was America's response to The Beatles, and in all honesty, the only musical figure who can compare to the Fab Four. Dylan is arguably the greatest songwriter of all time, and this album, released in 1966, is his lyrics at their most surreal and ambiguous.

Blonde On Blonde is the last of the so-called Electric Trilogy, the first being Bringing It All Back Home, and second being Highway 61 Revisited, both garnished in critical acclaim were churned out in rapid sucession in the year of 1965. Most thought that Highway 61 with the anthematic Like A Rolling Stone, was Dylan's peak, however, with Blonde On Blonde, Dylan finally climaxed with such sonic orgasmic force, he broke down all barriers in music forever.

The dent he made in popular music was so severe, not even everyone's critical darling that is the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's would have been conceived. This album is the ideal Dylan record, a sprawling epic masterpiece loaded with acoustic jangling guitar chords intertwined in dew drop webs of organ synth weaving along with a simplistic bass line, all while Dylan, in his elegantly repugnant nasal sarcasm speaks words of a prophecy.

That wild, thin mercury sound is how Dylan himself described the sound on this album, and no other description could fit better. It opens with the Salvation Army salvo of Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35, and ends with Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, the lengthy ode to Dylan's wife, Sara. Everything in between is sheer genious. It may not have the one spectral stand alone song that Highway 61 or the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan offered, but the album itself is a piece of art, a brilliant artifact, it's whole is better than the parts, much like the Stone's Exile On Main Street.

THIS ALBUM FUCKING ROCKS. SUCK MY COCK IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.


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Fort23
August 8th 2007



2469 Comments


Pretty good first review, though I dont know if the summary is the best place to state that its your first review.

rattlehead42147
August 8th 2007



1345 Comments


this is one of the worst best dylan cd's. its alright.

dub sean
August 8th 2007



979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Try to stay away from track-by-track reviews. Don't bother telling us that it's your first review, we can all see that.

Good work otherwise.

FriendofTheDevil70
August 8th 2007



384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is very good. Its definetly a more eccentric Dylan and it was a fresh change from him at the right time.

Pretty good first review as well.This Message Edited On 08.08.07

Kaleid
August 8th 2007



709 Comments


Nicely detailed TBT, a mix of lyrics and musical descriptions. Your first few paragraphs gushingly tell us he's great, but not why he's great.
Still good for a first though, you can tell you've listened to this quite a lot.
TBTs aren't ideal but some find them OK to put out for their first couple of reviews, til you get settled

ValiumMan
August 9th 2007



493 Comments


Nice review. BTW, am I the only person in the entire universe who finds Dylan boring and grossly overrated?

Hobbes42
December 1st 2011



27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No ValiumMan. But that doesn't mean you're not still wrong.

BigHans
December 1st 2011



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I wonder if Valium Man remembers that comment he made 4 years ago.

Veldin
June 24th 2013



916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album requires a proper review...

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wacknizzle
June 24th 2013



11912 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Very true, and it's his overall best.

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