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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 58 out of 65
  2. Negative: 3 out of 65

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
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  1. 100
    Ever since he figured out how to write tough-buzzard songs, on his 1997 comeback Time Out of Mind, he’s been knocking them out of the park. This one leans hard on ready-made blues in the citified-country-ways style of Chess Records.
  2. There is a grim magnetism coursing through these 10 new songs--and most of it is in Dylan's vividly battered singing.
  3. 60
    Having long since traded abstraction for irascibility and wistfulness, Dylan still offers flashes of black humor (“Hell is my wife’s hometown”) over the ten songs, but the fatalism that’s marked much of his recent work is in short supply.