Seeing Things - Jakob Dylan
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  • Summary: The Wallflowers' lead singer releases his debut solo album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 80
    He's beautifully world-weary in songs such as 'Valley of the Low Sun' and 'Will it Grow.' [Sep 2008, p.102]
  2. Jakob Dylan's debut effort, Seeing Things, is a bare bones acoustic record showcasing the talent of the son of Bob.
  3. Lyrically, this is clearly Jakob’s strongest material to date.
  4. 80
    Treading his father’s path, he’s never sounded so comfortably himself.
  5. With material this naked, a stumble or two is expected, but Seeing Things possesses enough newfound emotion to make even Bob Dylan proud.
  6. Though the younger Dylan hasn't the gravitas of those old masters, his best songs such as 'Will It Grow,' have an easy downbeat charm. [Aug 2008, p.135]
  7. While his lyrics are as enigmatic as his father's (eg "I was born in the summer of Sam"), it's hard to care about what he's on about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. ToddH.
    Jul 15, 2008
    10
    I love the album. It's a step away from what he did with the Wallflowers and I like it. Great song writing and very listenable.
  2. SanitraD.
    Jul 11, 2008
    10
    A true writer in every sense. This guy is a freaking genius and a real poet's poet. How does someone like this go so under the radar? Two listens to this album and it became one of my top ten of all time. I feel like I discovered a new genre of music. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jun 11, 2008
    10
    Jakob Dylan's Seeing Things is a fresh introspection to Jakob as a confessional songwriter. His lyrics stand alone as poetry and really confirms his status as a significant voice crying to be heard. Expand
  4. MaddiL.
    Jul 12, 2008
    10
    I saw him in concert and he sounded exactly the same as in the album, which means awesome!
  5. RiedC.
    Jul 1, 2008
    8
    It's great. Easy to listen to. Good lyrics.
  6. MarkS.
    Jul 17, 2008
    7
    Everyone will compare this folk/protest album to Bob Dylan for obvious reasons but the real comparison and similarity is to Bruce Springsteen. This is a very good album, in many ways better than Springsteen's folk albums but Jakob Dylan is no Johnny Cash and it would be very interesting to see Rick Rubin do an album with Springsteen. Expand
  7. AlexF.
    Jul 10, 2008
    5
    How does this album get 81% when not a single critical review is over 80%/

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