Bob Dylan in the '80s, Vol. 1 Image
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  • Summary: Some of Bob Dylan's songs from the 80s are covered by such artists as Blitzen Trapper, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Carl Broemel Of My Morning Jacket, Built To Spill, Deer Tick, Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady, Aaron Freeman of Ween, Glen Hansard, Dawn Landes, Langhorne Slim, Lucius, and Slash.
  • Record Label: ATO
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Album Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. Mar 26, 2014
    80
    It sure does prove that Bob Dylan isn't bigger than rock and roll--while also proving that rock and roll needs ace songwriters more than many current rock and rollers think.
  2. Mar 26, 2014
    80
    Remarkably, almost every performance resonates. [Apr 2014, p.83]
  3. Apr 18, 2014
    80
    Well worth a listen. [No. 108, p.61]
  4. Mar 26, 2014
    70
    In hindsight, Bob Dylan's recordings in the 1980s deserve their bad rep less for the songs--which can be tremendously potent--than for the bland production and often half-baked performances. This revisionist tribute drives that notion home.
  5. 67
    Some of the covers on Dylan in the 80s work because they restore the troubadour aspect of Dylan lore.
  6. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    The most maligned period of his career, the 80s still served up the odd Dylan gem and 17 are re-ignited here. [Jul 2014, p.96]
  7. Apr 7, 2014
    40
    Suffice it to say, Bob Dylan in the ‘80s is no place to start.

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