Love And Theft

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Universal acclaim- based on 155 Ratings

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  • Summary: Picking up where 1997's resurgent 'Time Out of Mind' left off, 'Love And Theft' finds the 60-year-old Dylan self-producing the album's 12 tracks.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  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. 100
    [Dylan's] most cohesive work in over a decade...
  3. It may not be a better album than ''Time Out of Mind,'' but it glides from genre to genre with a sprightly glee, as if Dylan were traversing the American musical landscape in search of thrills, revenge, and reparation.
  4. "Love and Theft" showcases the gloriously sloppy spontaneity he's displayed onstage but only rarely captured on record.
  5. It doesn't really break any new ground, but that's not the point. This record is about Dylan cutting loose and celebrating the richness of American music.
  6. 80
    Love and Theft is a strange trip through Dylan's personal relationship with the blues, whether it's the silly story-song "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum," the mandolin lament "Mississippi," or the solid blues-rock of "Lonesome Days Blues" and "Summer Days."
  7. Shredding Paper
    70
    Doesn't come together as a cohesive effort, as a number of songs just don't fit in. [#11]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 89
  2. Negative: 6 out of 89
  1. Heather
    Oct 2, 2001
    10
    It's simple. Bob rocks.
  2. 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 fourAn 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. Expand
  3. PeterD.
    Oct 5, 2001
    10
    Grand Pa' Bob know what is Music ... Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, Folk and Love Italian Friend
  4. kathc
    Jan 2, 2005
    10
    " .. got nothin' for you, had nothin' before.." But you did and you still do
  5. PeterE
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    An astonishing album. This is up there with Dylan,s masterpieces.
  6. JimS.
    Aug 14, 2002
    9
    Bob Dylan simply amazes me. He's one of the few reasons I wanna live to be 60.
  7. BubbaHick
    Jan 7, 2006
    0
    Bob Dylan sucks he's a fruitcake and should dye, He's like fucking Cher!!!

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