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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    04 Sep '12 03:18
    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?
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Sep '12 17:48
    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?
  3. 18 Sep '12 23:28
    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
  4. 18 Sep '12 23:31
    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 ...
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    19 Sep '12 12:35
    Originally posted by YEAH BOY
    Take it your not a fan ...
    Not really, not of the last 3 or so efforts.
  6. 20 Sep '12 00:52
    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
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    20 Sep '12 12:35
    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.
  8. 27 Sep '12 04:53
    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.
  9. 23 Oct '12 19:43
    you got to admit that dylan is such a good songwriter and girl from the north country is one of my favourites