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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Jan 25, 2012
    70
    Most of the artists here perform a similar trick, choosing love songs over protests, keeping things intimate instead of anthemic. Naturally, there are exceptions to the rule, but the scales on Chimes of Freedom are tipped toward pretty stripped-down sincerity.
  2. 67
    The savviest musicians here flip Dylan's messages for their own aims, just as Dylan reappropriated protest songs by civil rights heroes....There's just one problem. That leaves 60-something more songs, and an unholy amount of strummy-strummy-strum.
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    78
    Dylan covers are always a polarizing product, yet even purists will find moments on Chimes of Freedom worthy of the legacy it extols.
  4. Jan 23, 2012
    80
    75 tracks from as many artists, ranging from the trad (Pete Townshend's "Corrina, Corrina", the upbeat old-time of Carolina Chocolate Drops' "Political World") to the rad (Sussan Deyhim's "All I Really Want to Do", Ke$ha's pleasingly pared "Don't Think Twice…").
  5. Jan 30, 2012
    80
    There's plenty more good and bad.
  6. 80
    Cut half the roster on Chimes and you've got an amazing lineup of Dylan's peers and admirers.

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