Love And Theft - Bob Dylan
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 149 Ratings

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  1. Sep 7, 2010
    10
    An absolutely amazing album ! In my opinion, its Dylan's best since Blood on the Tracks (1975) and arguably one of Bobby's best three or four records. Love and Theft improves with each listen. Brilliant.
  2. Jul 15, 2011
    8
    It's Bob Dylan. Enough said. Probably the wittiest and most care-free he's been on a record. Fantastic follow-up to Time Out Of Mind. "Mississippi" ranks among his greatest songs, which is saying quite a damn bit. More proof that this Jokerman will always have some bite in him.
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    If your a fan of Dylan in blues mode then this is vintage. The greatest lyricist of the 20th century transitions nicely into the next one here. Some of his best work in decades can be found here and he really just confirms his place among the greats by adding another masterpiece to his colossal volume of work. Amazing that the guy is still able to produce such high quality material after 40 years
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93

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
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  1. "Love and Theft" sees Dylan roaring back from Highway 61 at full bore, reminding us -- as he did on Blonde on Blonde, The Basement Tapes, and Blood on the Tracks -- that, like him or not, there isn't anybody else who can do his job.
  2. 90
    An album virtually bereft of fluff and filler. [Album Of The Month] [Oct 2001, p.104]
  3. 90
    Where [Time Out Of Mind] stared down heartbreak and mortality with somber melancholy, Love and Theft finds Dylan taking on those same themes loaded up with piss and vinegar. [Nov 2001, p.127]