Bob Dylan - Tempest (2012)

Bob Dylan - Tempest (2012)

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I find it a bit underwhelming. Dare I say it - and I think I dared say it for his last two albums - I don't find his lyrics particularly telling or evocative. Aside from his wordsmithing, Dylan is an unimaginative originator and arranger of the instrumental side of his music, and his voice is increasingly a mere pale imitation of Tom Waits, so his lyrics being a bit drab and strewn with clunky rhymes, does not bode well for a release like this or the more recent of the previous ones, for that matter. Any thoughts anyone?

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Originally posted by FMF
I find it a bit underwhelming. Dare I say it - and I think I dared say it for his last two albums - I don't find his lyrics particularly telling or evocative. Aside from his wordsmithing, Dylan is an unimaginative originator and arranger of the instrumental side of his music, and his voice is increasingly a mere pale imitation of Tom Waits, so his lyrics being a ...[text shortened]... elease like this or the more recent of the previous ones, for that matter. Any thoughts anyone?
Does the phrase 'past his prime' come into play here?

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Originally posted by sonhouse
Does the phrase 'past his prime' come into play here?
duquense whistle is a real catchy tune...I can't get enough of it

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Originally posted by FMF
I find it a bit underwhelming. Dare I say it - and I think I dared say it for his last two albums - I don't find his lyrics particularly telling or evocative. Aside from his wordsmithing, Dylan is an unimaginative originator and arranger of the instrumental side of his music, and his voice is increasingly a mere pale imitation of Tom Waits, so his lyrics being a ...[text shortened]... elease like this or the more recent of the previous ones, for that matter. Any thoughts anyone?
Take it your not a fan ...

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Originally posted by YEAH BOY
Take it your not a fan ...
Not really, not of the last 3 or so efforts.

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Originally posted by FMF
Not really, not of the last 3 or so efforts.
I think he's got something here...I'll check in with ya in about 3 weeks

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Originally posted by YEAH BOY
I think he's got something here...I'll check in with ya in about 3 weeks
I am going to revisit it. I enjoyed the track you picked out; you made me curious.

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Originally posted by FMF
I find it a bit underwhelming. Dare I say it - and I think I dared say it for his last two albums - I don't find his lyrics particularly telling or evocative. Aside from his wordsmithing, Dylan is an unimaginative originator and arranger of the instrumental side of his music, and his voice is increasingly a mere pale imitation of Tom Waits, so his lyrics being a ...[text shortened]... elease like this or the more recent of the previous ones, for that matter. Any thoughts anyone?
You probably have a problem dare I say with some of the lyrics of his earlier work like LAY LADY LAY.

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you got to admit that dylan is such a good songwriter and girl from the north country is one of my favourites