Dylanesque - Bryan Ferry
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  • Summary: Covers are nothing new for the Roxy Music frontman, but 'Dylanesque' marks the first time Ferry has dedicated an entire album to the work of a single artist. (That would be Bob Dylan, in case you didn't notice the title.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 80
    Ferry's systematic methodology reveals the flaws as well as the qualities of the chosen material. [Apr 2007, p.105]
  2. Ferry manages to breathe new life into [the songs] while maintaining their integrity and original purpose.
  3. 78
    This is hardly some bog standard run-through of Dylan classics. [#25, p.102]
  4. Far be it for the imaginative contrarian to retrace Dylan's steps, and sure enough--despite an omnipresent harmonica--Ferry does just the opposite.
  5. Dylanesque dresses up Dylan classics for a night on the town with Avalon-style atmosphere.
  6. No matter how careful and careworn Bry's immaculate vocal takes are, the band chug along with their muted guitar chords and thudding drums as if it were a mere run-through.
  7. Dylanesque is a mess. Nearly every album has a few bright spots, but this is a lazy collection of covers that offers no insight into the catalog of one of the twentieth century's foremost songwriters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10