Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

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Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:06 pm

For Bob Dylan, I will do a top x song list (number dependent on how many songs pass a certain threshold of points), along with however many albums get at least a single vote. Everyone should vote in this topic up to their top 25 songs and top 10 albums (note that you can choose to vote for less songs down to a minimum of 15, but you must vote for exactly 10 albums). These numbers might change depending on the artist.

The Deadline will be September 30th, 2016. The results will be shared at the beginning of October. Whether or not the results have been revealed, the next artist poll will be posted on October 1st; next time will be The Rolling Stones, unless someone argues otherwise (we will be following the order of the most recent artist poll: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3966&start=550#p58413)

If you change your list, please post it in a new post (otherwise I might miss it).

General rules:
1. Only include songs with the artist/group featured in the primary credit (i.e. Under Pressure is alright for Bowie, but not Reflektor)
2. Studio and live albums are eligible, greatest hits are not; compilations of earlier work that went unreleased such as The Velvet Underground's V.U. are eligible

Point distribution:
Albums:
1. 50 points
2. 37
3. 28
4. 22
5. 18
6. 14
7. 10
8. 8
9. 6
10. 4

Songs:
1. 50 points
2. 45
3. 40
4. 36
5. 33
6. 30
7. 28
8. 26
9. 24
10. 22
11. 20
12. 18
13. 16
14. 14
15. 12
16. 10
17. 9
18. 8
19. 7
20. 6
21. 5
22. 4
23. 3
24. 2
25. 1
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Live in Phoenix » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:41 pm

A recommendation from each studio album. As far as songs that may not be on people's radar, I'm rooting for "Every Grain of Sand," "Roll on John," and "Born in Time" to show up in the final results.
My favorite version of "Every Grain of Sand" is on The Bootleg Series v.1-3.

Bob Dylan: Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
The Times They Are a-Changin’: The Times They Are a-Changin’
Another Side of Bob Dylan: It Ain’t Me Babe
Bringing It All Back Home: Mr. Tambourine Man
Highway 61 Revisited: Like a Rolling Stone
Blonde on Blonde: Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
John Wesley Harding: As I Went Out One Morning
Nashville Skyline: Lay Lady Lay

Self Portrait: Days of 49
New Morning: Day of the Locusts
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Dylan: The Ballad of Ira Hayes
Planet Waves: Forever Young
Blood on the Tracks: Idiot Wind
The Basement Tapes: Tears of Rage
Desire: Hurricane
Street-Legal: Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Slow Train Coming: Man Gave Names to All the Animals

Saved: Solid Rock
Shot of Love: Every Grain of Sand
Infidels: Jokerman
Empire Burlesque: Clean Cut Kid
Knocked Out Loaded: Brownsville Girl
Down in the Groove: Silvio
Oh Mercy: Ring Them Bells

Under the Red Sky: Born in Time
Good as I Been to You: Tomorrow Night
World Gone Wrong: World Gone Wrong
Time Out of Mind: Not Dark Yet

Love and Theft: Sugar Baby
Modern Times: Ain’t Talkin’
Together Through Life: It’s All Good
Christmas in the Heart: Must Be Santa

Tempest: Roll on John
Shadows in the Night: Stay with Me
Fallen Angels: All the Way

Non- solo album track: Tell Me (Bootleg Series v.1-3)
Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas. 4 stars/5.
This band is a miracle. Like a cross between the Cranberries at their least petulant and Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. Key track: It's track #10. I can't pronounce it.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby stone37 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:03 am

Songs

1. Tangled Up in Blue
2. Like a Rolling Stone
3. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
4. Visions of Johanna
5. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
6. Subterranean Homesick Blues
7. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
8. If You See Her, Say Hello
9. Don't Think Twice It's Alright
10. Ballad of a Thin Man
11. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
12. Mr. Tambourine Man
13. Just Like a Woman
14. Girl from the North Country
15. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
16. Highway 61 Revisited
17. It Ain't Me Babe
18. The Times They Are A-Changin'
19. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
20. Blowin' in the Wind
21. Desolation Row
22. Idiot Wind
23. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
24. Simple Twist of Fate
25. Maggie's Farm

Albums
1. Highway 61 Revisited
2. Bringing It All Back Home
3. Blood on the Tracks
4. Blonde on Blonde
5. John Wesley Harding
6. The Freewhelin' Bob Dylan
7. The Times They Are A-Changin'
8. Another Side of Bob Dylan
9. Time Out of Mind
10. Love and Theft

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Listyguy » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:51 pm

Albums:

1- Bringing It All Back Home
2- Blood on the Tracks
3- Highway 61 Revisited
4- The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
5- Time Out of Mind
6- Blonde on Blonde
7- John Wesley Harding
8- The Times They Are A-Changin'
9- Love and Theft
10- Nashville Skyline

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:17 pm

Albums:
1. Highway 61 Revisited
2. Blood on the Tracks
3. Bringing It All Back Home
4. Blonde on Blonde
5. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
6. Time Out of Mind
7. Love and Theft
8. Desire
9. Modern Times
10. The Basement Tapes

Songs:
1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Subterranean Homesick Blues
3. Tangled Up in Blue
4. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
5. Hurricane
6. Positively 4th Street
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Idiot Wind
9. Desolation Row
10. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
11. Blowin' in the Wind
12. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
13. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
14. Isis
15. Visions of Johanna
16. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
17. I Want You
18. Just Like a Woman
19. Masters of War
20. The Times They Are A-Changin'
21. Girl From the North Country
22. Simple Twist of Fate
23. Highway 61 Revisited
24. She Belongs to Me
25. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby bonnielaurel » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:08 am

ALBUMS
1. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2. Bringing It All Back Home
3. Blonde on Blonde
4. Highway 61 Revisited
5. Desire
6. Another Side of Bob Dylan
7. The Times They Are A-Changin'
8. Blood on the Tracks
9. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
10. Nashville Skyline

SONGS
1. Blowin' in the Wind
2. Like a Rolling Stone
3. Hurricane
4. It Ain't Me Babe
5. The Times They Are A-Changin'
6. Mr. Tambourine Man
7. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
8. Just Like a Woman
9. Subterranean Homesick Blues
10. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
11. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
12. With God on Our Side
13. I Want You
14. Maggie's Farm
15. Knockin' on a Heaven's Door
16. Tangled Up in Blue
17. Masters of War
18. Make You Feel My Love
19. Positively 4th Street
20. Lay Lady Lay
21. Simple Twist of Fate
22. All Along the Watchtower
23. Highway 61 Revisited
24. The Mighty Quinn
25. Sara

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Red Ant » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:53 pm

Most of my Dylan awareness comes from hearing individual tracks, or from compilation albums, meaning I couldn't work out a top ten album list - so I'll just submit a song list.

Songs

1 | Like A Rolling Stone
2 | Forever Young
3 | I Shall Be Released
4 | Knockin' On Heaven's Door
5 | Tangled Up In Blue
6 | Just Like A Woman
7 | The Times They Are A-Changin'
8 | Blowin' in the Wind
9 | Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
10 | Subterranean Homesick Blues
11 | Lay, Lady, Lay
12 | A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
13 | Mr. Tambourine Man
14 | Positively 4th Street
15 | Hurricane
16 | Highway 61 Revisited
17 | Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
18 | Jokerman
19 | It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
20 | It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
21 | Ballad of a Thin Man
22 | Desolation Row
23 | I Want You
24 | Love Minus Zero
25 | It Ain't Me, Babe

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Listyguy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:18 pm

1 Mr. Tambourine Man
2 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
3 Tangled Up in Blue
4 Shelter From the Storm
5 It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
6 Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
7 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
8 Buckets of Rain
9 Ballad of a Thin Man
10 Idiot Wind
11 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
12 Gates of Eden
13 Simple Twist of Fate
14 Masters of War
15 Ballad of Hollis Brown
16 Visions of Johanna
17 If You See Her, Say Hello
18 Girl From the North Country
19 In My Time of Dyin'
20 All Along the Watchtower
21 Not Dark Yet
22 Like a Rolling Stone
23 She Belongs to Me
24 You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
25 Blind Willie McTell
26 Oxford Town
27 Desolation Row
28 Blowin' in the Wind
29 Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance
30 Tombstone Blues
31 I Shall Be Free
32 The Times They Are A-Changin
33 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
34 Outlaw Blues
35 Positively 4th Street
36 Maggie's Farm
37 I Want You
38 Lay Lady Lay
39 Meet Me in the Morning
40 Ain't Talkin'

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby cjppats43 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:32 pm

1. Highway 61 Revisited
2. The Freewheelin Bob Dylan
3. Bringing it All Back Home
4. Blonde on Blonde
5. Blood on the Tracks
6. John Wesley Harding
7. Nashville Skyline
8. Love and Theft
9. Modern Times
10. The Times, They are a changin

Songs:
1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Tangled up in Blue
3. A Hard Rain's a gonna fall
4. Blowin' in the wind
5. Masters of War
6. Subterannean Homesick Blues
7. It's alright Ma, I'm only bleeding
8. Desolation Row
9. Queen Jane Approximately
10. Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again
11. All Along the Watchtower
12. Girl from the North Country
13. It's all over now, baby blue
14. Highway 61 Revisited
15. Ballad of a thin man
16. One of us must know
17. Thunder on the Mountain
18. Idiot Wind
19. Don't think twice, it's all right
20. The times, they are a changin
21. Talkin WWIII Blues
22. Gates of Eden
23. Mr. Tambourine Man
24. Rainy Day Women
25. You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby DaveC » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:25 am

Songs:-

1. Blowin' in the Wind
2. The Times They Are A-Changin'
3. Desolation Row
4. Like a Rolling Stone
5. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
6. Hurricane
7. Blind Willie McTell
8. With God on Our Side
9. Visions of Johanna
10. I Want You
11. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
12. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
13. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
14. Sara
15. As I Went Out One Morning
16. Ballad of a Thin Man
17. Cold Irons Bound
18. One More Cup Of Coffee
19. Masters of War
20. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
21. Love Sick
22. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
23. Scarlet Town
24. Tangled Up in Blue
25. Lay Lady Lay


Albums:-

1. Blonde on Blonde
2. Highway 61 Revisited
3. Blood on the Tracks
4. Desire
5. Time Out Of Mind
6. John Wesley Harding
7. The Times They Are A-Changin'
8. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
9. Bringing It All Back Home
10. Oh Mercy

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Nick » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:43 pm

Albums:

1. Highway 61 Revisited
2. Blonde on Blonde
3. Blood on the Tracks
4. Bringing It All Back Home
5. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
6. Time Out of Mind
7. Modern Times
8. Love and Theft
9. Desire
10. Tempest

Songs:

1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Desolation Row
3. Tangled Up in Blue
4. Positively 4th Street
5. Subterranean Homesick Blues
6. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
7. Blowin' in the Wind
8. The Times They Are A-Changin'
9. Mr. Tambourine Man
10. Ballad of a Thin Man
11. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
12. Visions of Johanna
13. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
14. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
15. Highway 61 Revisited
16. I Want You
17. Maggie's Farm
18. Just Like a Woman
19. Shelter from the Storm
20. All Along the Watchtower
21. Hurricane
22. Mississippi
23. Masters of War
24. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
25. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Honorio » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:06 pm

Dylan has one of the largest discographies of the acclaimed artists (only surpassed by Miles Davis, James Brown and –almost– Prince off the AM Top 50 artists), with 37 studio albums, 6 live albums and 12 albums on the "bootleg series." This poll has been an excellent opportunity to listen to the albums I never listened before (mostly material released between 1984-1988, 1990-1995 and 2008-2014). I decided to do a double ranking of albums, one for the whole material and another for the 37 studio albums. But don't worry, BleuPanda, the Top 10 is the same on both lists.

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Albums:

1. Blonde on Blonde (1966, my #3 album of all time)
Dylan not abandoned the automatic poetry of his previous two albums but he pointed toward more personal matters, with Sarah Lowndes, Edie Sedgwick and Joan Baez as (unwanted) subjects. The lyrics were cryptic and the music was messy but this was not only part of the charm but maybe its main appeal. He tried to find a unique sound equidistant from Pop-Rock and Roots-music and he widely succeeded. In Dylan's own words: "The closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind was on individual bands in the "Blonde on Blonde" album. It's that thin, that wild mercury sound. It's metallic and bright gold, with whatever that conjures up. That's my particular sound."

2. The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964, #56)
Living in a political world. An angry young Dylan (with a sullen look in the album cover) took no prisoners here, he charged against war lords, judges, government or racism. Not forgetting sublime lost-love songs ("Boots of Spanish Leather") or defiant attitude (the title song). The peak of the political Bob (and his swan song, soon he was going to show us his "Another Side").

3. Bringing It All Back Home (1965, #110)
"Dylan has spent his entire career out of step with the rest of us, either prophetically ahead or anachronistically behind" (Matt Melis for Consequence of Sound). And Dylan was so ahead in 1965 that changed the face of Pop music with the "Cutting Edge" trilogy that began with this "Bringing It All Back Home." An acoustic side and an electric side, both biting, bright and new.

4. Highway 61 Revisited (1965, #134)
Miss Lonely, Mr. Jones, the one-eyed midget, Queen Jane, Louie the King, sweet Melinda and Dr. Filth marching on a surreal parade along Desolation Row.

5. Desire (1976, #206)
The sound of Rolling Thunder, a tumultuous sound with a special prominence of two talented ladies, Emmylou Harris and Scarlet Rivera.

6. Blood on the Tracks (1975)
7. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
8. Oh Mercy (1989)
9. Nashville Skyline (1969)
10. Love and Theft (2001)

11. Time Out of Mind (1997)
12. The Basement Tapes (1975)
13. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert (1998)
14. Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
15. The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966 (2015)
16. Modern Times (2006)
17. John Wesley Harding (1967)
18. Slow Train Coming (1979)
19. The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 (1991)
20. Infidels (1983)
21. New Morning (1970)
22. Bob Dylan (1962)
23. Tempest (2012)
24. Planet Waves (1974)
25. Shadows in the Night (2015)
26. The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete (2014)
27. Self Portrait (1970)
28. The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969–1971) (2013)
29. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
30. Street-Legal (1978)
31. Before the Flood (1974)
32. Empire Burlesque (1985)
33. Together Through Life (2009)
34. The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue (2002)
35. Fallen Angels (2016)
36. World Gone Wrong (1993)
37. Shot of Love (1981)
38. The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004)
39. Good As I Been to You (1992)
40. The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006 (2008)
41. Hard Rain (1976)
42. Under the Red Sky (1990)
43. The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (2005)
44. The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964 (2010)
45. Saved (1980)
46. MTV Unplugged (1995)
47. Real Live (1984)
48. Knocked Out Loaded (1986)
49. Dylan (1973)
50. Christmas in the Heart (2009)
51. Down in the Groove (1988)
52. At Budokan (1978)
53. Dylan & the Dead (1989)

Ranking of the 37 studio albums:
1. Blonde on Blonde (1966)
2. The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)
3. Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
4. Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
5. Desire (1976)
6. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
7. Blood on the Tracks (1975)
8. Oh Mercy (1989)
9. Nashville Skyline (1969)
10. Love and Theft (2001)

11. Time Out of Mind (1997)
12. The Basement Tapes (1975)
13. Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
14. Modern Times (2006)
15. John Wesley Harding (1967)
16. Slow Train Coming (1979)
17. Infidels (1983)
18. New Morning (1970)
19. Bob Dylan (1962)
20. Tempest (2012)
21. Planet Waves (1974)
22. Shadows in the Night (2015)
23. Self Portrait (1970)
24. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
25. Street-Legal (1978)
26. Empire Burlesque (1985)
27. Together Through Life (2009)
28. Fallen Angels (2016)
29. World Gone Wrong (1993)
30. Shot of Love (1981)
31. Good as I Been to You (1992)
32. Under the Red Sky (1990)
33. Saved (1980)
34. Knocked Out Loaded (1986)
35. Dylan (1973)
36. Christmas in the Heart (2009)
37. Down in the Groove (1988)


For the songs list this time I simply couldn't narrow it down to a Top 100, so I decided to post a Top 200. About the versions I'm content with the first released version except in two cases, I prefer the 1976 live version of "One Too Many Mornings" and the Basement Tapes version (recorded in 1967 but first released in 1991) of "I Shall Be Released." Anyway none of them are on my Top 25. Note: I haven't included the Traveling Willburys albums on the albums list (I guess they're not eligible) but a couple of songs by the band (written and sung by Dylan) found their way to the songs list.

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Songs:

1. Like a Rolling Stone (1965, my #1 song of all time)
Bruce Springsteen once described the drum hit at the beginning of "Like a Rolling Stone" like the "snare shot that sounded like somebody’d kicked open the door to your mind." And it's not an exaggeration from a crazy fan (Springsteen is undoubtedly one of them), this snare shot opened a lot of doors: it introduced Folk into Rock (and Rock into Folk), it introduced literature and poetry into Pop lyrics and it introduced adulthood complexities into a mostly teenager style. Rock music was only eleven years-old at the time but with that drum hit it suddenly reached the age of majority. With no turning back. How does it feel?

2. Just Like a Woman (1966, #65)
It's unclear who was the woman who "breaks like a little girl." Initially it seems (again) Edie Sedgwick "with her fog, her amphetamines and her pearls" but when Dylan asks her to "please don't let on that you knew me when I was hungry and it was your world" it seems to address Joan Baez, already an established name on the Folk scene when they met. Many songs on "Blonde on Blonde" melted different real female characters into one to illustrate the complex relationships of Dylan had then.

3. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (1964, #227)
It's easy to imagine an angry young Dylan getting sick after reading in the newspapers the event that inspired this song and willing to pour his rage into words and music. Nowadays we have on the newspapers many news able to make us sick but not many singer-songwriters with the talent to portrait injustice so accurately and the… balls to hit some people's raw nerves. Come on, young songwriters, pick up your machines-to-kill-fascists and get into the battlefield! We are waiting for you!

4. Workingman Blues #2 (2006, #248)
A gem, among many others, from the long and fertile Dylan twilight period, a sequel better than the (Merle Haggard's) first.

5. Sara (1976)
For sentimental reasons. For me (the first Dylan single I ever bought) and for Dylan (his final desperate plea to Sara).

6. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (1963)
7. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1973)
8. Hurricane (1975)
9. Desolation Row (1965)
10. Not Dark Yet (1997)
11. Don't Think Twice It's Alright (1963)
12. All Along the Watchtower (1967)
13. Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965)
14. My Back Pages (1964)
15. Mississippi (2001)
16. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (1966)
17. Tangled Up in Blue (1975)
18. Man in the Long Black Coat (1989)
19. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (1965)
20. Simple Twist of Fate (1975)
21. Something There Is About You (1974)
22. Every Grain of Sand (1981)
23. The Man in Me (1970)
24. I Want You (1966)
25. Changing of the Guards (1978)

26. I Threw It All Away (1969)
27. The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)
28. She Belongs to Me (1965)
29. Visions of Johanna (1966)
30. Blowin' in the Wind (1963)
31. Love Sick (1997)
32. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (1967)
33. Gotta Serve Somebody (1979)
34. One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below) (1976)
35. Most of the Time (1989)
36. Ballad of a Thin Man (1965)
37. Forever Young (1974)
38. If You See Her, Say Hello (1975)
39. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (1966)
40. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (1965)
41. Jokerman (1983)
42. Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
43. Tweeter and the Monkey Man (1988)
44. Tears of Rage (1975)
45. Ring Them Bells (1989)
46. Lay Lady Lay (1969)
47. Boots of Spanish Leather (1964)
48. I Shall Be Released (1971)
49. Masters of War (1963)
50. House of the Risin' Sun (1962)
51. Summer Days (2001)
52. Everything Is Broken (1989)
53. Tomorrow Is a Long Time (1971)
54. Positively 4th Street (1965)
55. One Too Many Mornings (1964)
56. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (1962)
57. Precious Angel (1979)
58. Girl from the North Country (1963)
59. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (1966)
60. Cold Iron Bounds (1997)
61. Things Have Changed (2000)
62. Roll on John (2012)
63. Blind Willie McTell (1991)
64. Ballad of Hollis Brown (1964)
65. Brownsville Girl (1986)
66. Bye and Bye (2001)
67. Copper Kettle (1970)
68. Moonshiner (1991)
69. Chimes of Freedom (1964)
70. Seven Days (1991)
71. Absolutely Sweet Marie (1966)
72. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (1965)
73. This Wheel's on Fire (1975)
74. When the Deal Go Down (2006)
75. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) (1970)
76. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (1966)
77. You Ain't Going Nowhere (1971)
78. Talkin' John Birch Blues (1963)
79. Idiot Wind (1975)
80. It Ain't Me Babe (1964)
81. Mama, You Been on My Mind (1991)
82. Gates of Eden (1965)
83. Series of Dreams (1991)
84. Romance in Durango (1976)
85. Goin' to Acapulco (1975)
86. If Not For You (1970)
87. Maggie's Farm (1965)
88. Mixed-Up Confusion (1962)
89. Duquesne Whistle (2012)
90. Only a Hobo (1963)
91. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1965)
92. I'm Not There (2007)
93. Fool Moon and Empty Arms (2015)
94. Lay Down Your Weary Tune (1985)
95. All I Really Want to Do (1964)
96. High Water (For Charley Patton) (2001)
97. Wigwam (1970)
98. When I Paint My Masterpiece (1971)
99. Dignity (1994)
100. When the Ship Comes In (1964)
101. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum (2001)
102. Tombstone Blues (1965)
103. Shelter from the Storm (1975)
104. Spirit on the Water (2006)
105. Cross the Green Mountain (2003)
106. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (1978)
107. Song to Woody (1962)
108. With God on Our Side (1964)
109. Melancholy Mood (2016)
110. Wallflower (1991)
111. Farewell (2010)
112. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (1967)
113. Going, Going, Gone (1974)
114. New Morning (1970)
115. Make You Feel My Love (1997)
116. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (1966)
117. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You (1969)
118. Oh, Sister (1976)
119. Mr. Bojangles (1973)
120. Man of Constant Sorrow (1962)
121. Tell Me That It Isn't True (1969)
122. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (1965)
123. Pretty Saro (2013)
124. I'll Keep It with Mine (1985)
125. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood) (1971)
126. Tryin' to Get to Heaven (1997)
127. Ain't Talkin' (2006)
128. Tin Angel (2012)
129. Dark Eyes (1985)
130. Isis (1976)
131. Slow Train (1979)
132. Nashville Skyline Rag (1969)
133. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (1975)
134. Billy 1 (1973)
135. Let Me Die in My Footsteps (1963)
136. The Death of Emmett Till (1972)
137. The Night We Called It a Day (2015)
138. If Dogs Run Free (1970)
139. Minstrel Boy (1970)
140. Born in Time (1990)
141. License to Kill (1983)
142. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (2009)
143. Watching the River Flow (1971)
144. Thunder on the Mountain (2006)
145. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (1967)
146. Silvio (1988)
147. You Belong to Me (1994)
148. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (1975)
149. Dear Landlord (1967)
150. Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anyboy Seen My Love) (1985)
151. Hard Times in New York Town (1991)
152. Million Dollar Bash (1975)
153. Big Yellow Taxi (1973)
154. Dreamin' of You (2008)
155. Must Be Santa (2009)
156. The Lonesome River (1998)
157. Saved (1980)
158. Man Gave Names to All the Animals (1979)
159. Political World (1989)
160. Nothing Was Delivered (1975)
161. Ye Playboys and Playgirls (1964)
162. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (1963)
163. I Pity the Poor Immigrant (1967)
164. Tell Ol' Bill (2005)
165. I Believe in You (1979)
166. Lenny Bruce (1981)
167. The Water Is Wide (2002)
168. Po' Boy (2001)
169. She's Your Lover Now (1991)
170. Blood in My Eyes (1993)
171. Dirge (1974)
172. You're a Big Girl Now (1975)
173. He Was a Friend of Mine (1991)
174. Clean Cut Kid (1985)
175. Foot of Pride (1991)
176. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest (1967)
177. 7 Deadly Sins (1990)
178. Heart of Mine (1981)
179. Living the Blues (1970)
180. All You Have to Do Is Dream (2014)
181. Walkin' Down the Line (1991)
182. Tell Me, Momma (1998)
183. Odds and Ends (1975)
184. Went to See the Gypsy (1970)
185. Sittin' in the Top of the World (1992)
186. The Love That Faded (2011)
187. Is Your Love in Vain? (1978)
188. Days of '49 (1970)
189. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (1966)
190. Motorpsycho Nitemare (1964)
191. Who Killed Davey Moore? (1991)
192. I and I (1983)
193. George Jackson (1971)
194. Do Re Mi (2009)
195. Honest with Me (2001)
196. The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (1981)
197. Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
198. It Hurts Me Too (1970)
199. I Ain't Got No Home (1972)
200. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (1962)


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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby PlasticRam » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:03 am

Albums:

1. Highway 61 Revisited
2. Blonde on Blonde
3. Bringing It All Back Home
4. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
5. Modern Times
6. Tempest
7. Love and Theft
8. The Times They Are A-Changin'
9. Blood on the Tracks
10. Oh Mercy

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11. Infidels
12. Nashville Skyline
13. John Wesley Harding
14. Christmas in the Heart
15. Desire
16. Another Side of Bob Dylan
17. Time Out of Mind
18. Bob Dylan
19. Shadows in the Night
20. Fallen Angels

All of these albums are in my top 510 of all time.

Edit: I added Nashville Skyline, but doesn't change my points cos it's outside top 10.

Songs:

1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
3. Idiot Wind
4. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
5. Hurricane 
6. Mr. Tambourine Man
7. Roll on John
8. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
9. It Ain't Me Babe 
10. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
11. Nettie Moore 
12. Jokerman 
13. Blowin' in the Wind
14. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
15. Queen Jane Approximately 
16. Not Dark Yet 
17. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
18. The Times They Are a-Changin' 
19. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) 
20. Most of the Time
21. That Lucky Old Sun
22. Must Be Santa
23. With God on Our Side
24. Spirit on the Water
25. Ballad of a Thin Man

First 5 in my top 100, first 19 in my top 600.
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Live in Phoenix » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:42 pm

Songs:

1. Idiot Wind
2. Tears of Rage
3. Every Grain of Sand
4. Like a Rolling Stone
5. Hurricane
6. Roll on John
7. Born in Time
8. All the Way
9. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
10. This Wheel’s on Fire

11. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
12. Ballad of a Thin Man
13. Tangled Up in Blue
14. A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
15. Mr. Tambourine Man
16. 4th Time Around
17. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
18. Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine
19. Visions of Johanna
20. Tell Me

21. Ain’t Talkin’
22. Ring Them Bells
23. Scarlet Town
24. You're a Big Girl Now
25. Black Diamond Bay
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby andyd1010 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:21 pm

I've been listening to a lot of Bob Dylan this month.

Songs
1 Like a Rolling Stone
2 Tangled Up in Blue
3 Hurricane
4 Positively 4th Street
5 Knockin' on Heaven's Door
6 Blowin' in the Wind
7 Just Like a Woman
8 I Shall Be Released
9 I Threw It All Away
10 I Want You
11 Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
12 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
13 If You See Her, Say Hello
14 Lay Lady Lay
15 Subterranean Homesick Blues
16 Ballad of a Thin Man
17 Highway 61 Revisited
18 The Times They Are a-Changin'
19 Isis
20 This Wheel's on Fire
21 Changing of the Guards
22 Desolation Row
23 Mr. Tambourine Man
24 Abandoned Love
25 Visions of Johanna

Albums
1 Highway 61 Revisited
2 Blood on the Tracks
3 Blonde on Blonde
4 Bringing It All Back Home
5 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
6 Desire
7 Nashville Skyline
8 The Times They Are a-Changin'
9 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
10 The Basement Tapes

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby slick » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:52 pm

Oddly enough, I only really like 2 Dylan albums and 11 songs... I am not going to submit a list this month.

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Postby Jackson » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:33 am

Is there any way you'd consider extending the deadline? I would love to get a few more weeks to dig deeper into Dylan's back catalog, and judging from the relatively small number of lists delivered so far, I wonder if others are feeling the same way. Dylan's relevant discography is at least twice as large as most of the other top artists, so it seems like he could have more than a month.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:31 am

Jackson wrote:Is there any way you'd consider extending the deadline? I would love to get a few more weeks to dig deeper into Dylan's back catalog, and judging from the relatively small number of lists delivered so far, I wonder if others are feeling the same way. Dylan's relevant discography is at least twice as large as most of the other top artists, so it seems like he could have more than a month.


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Postby Live in Phoenix » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:31 am

Sounds good
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Miguel » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:27 am

Albums

1. Desire (1976)
2. The Basement Tapes (1975)
3. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
4. Bob Dylan (1962)
5. Together Through Life (2009)
6. Slow Train Coming (1979)
7. The Times They Are A-Changin'(1964)
8. Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
9. Bring It All Back Home (1965)
10. Nashville Skyline (1969)


Songs

1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Hurricane
3. Sara
4. Mr. Tambourine Man
5. Blowin' in the Wind
6. Apple Suckling Tree
7. One More Cup of Coffee
8. Knocking on Heaven’s Door
9. Goin’ to Acapulco
10. Mozambique
11. Man Gave Names to All the Animals
12. Oh, Sister
13. Gotta Serve Somebody
14. House of the Rising Sun
15. Joey
16. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
17. Lay Lady Lay
18. It Ain’t Me Babe
19. Don’t Think Twice It’s Allright
20. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
21. Just Like a Woman
22. Girl from the North Country
23. Lo and Behold!
24. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
25. Man of Constant Sorrow

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Matski » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:31 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Jackson wrote:Is there any way you'd consider extending the deadline? I would love to get a few more weeks to dig deeper into Dylan's back catalog, and judging from the relatively small number of lists delivered so far, I wonder if others are feeling the same way. Dylan's relevant discography is at least twice as large as most of the other top artists, so it seems like he could have more than a month.

I'd be fine giving this another month if people'd like.

Live in Phoenix wrote:Sounds good

So we can actually relax and enjoy the classics a few more times? Excellent, I've spend so much time over the last few weeks trudging through his eighties and early ninties records that I was fearing I'd left too little time to cover the later entries or revisit the big hitters of the sixties and seventies again.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Honorio » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:58 pm

I'm OK with extending the deadline, not for expanding my own list (it's quite long already) but for dedicating October to the 1900-1959 Poll and not to the Stones...

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Live in Phoenix » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:04 am

I'm hoping that we run through the top 10 finalists of our Artist poll, maybe more. I'm fine with stretching Dylan out (and some other musicians?) as long as it's essentially good for the health of the Individual Artist Poll.
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Postby BleuPanda » Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:32 pm

I think it might get easier when we get to artists with smaller discographies. I expect low turnout specifically for Dylan because some people will feel overwhelmed when they see the size of his acclaimed albums. For smaller artists, it's easier to get through their entire discography in a short time. For example, you can get through Joy Division's major works in a few hours, and I'd expect more participation due to that fact.
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Postby jamieW » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:16 pm

It would be great if this is extended another month. I've been busy with the 1900-1959 poll, but I'll still probably be able to post a Dylan songs list by the end of the month.

Unfortunately, for the next couple of artists, I probably won't post albums lists. There are simply too many Dylan albums I haven't heard which may rank in my Top 10 if I did. As for the Stones, I may be the only one on the forum who's not a big fan of most of their albums. :|

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Postby Rob » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:39 pm

Nice to see this gets postponed. Dylan is my favourite artist, so I really wanted to make the lists, but couldn't find time before my 3 week vacation and hoped to rush one in today (if I wasn't too late). Now I can take some time to do it well. Maybe two months is an ideal time for this anyway; even with artist with shorter discographies it still takes some time to let everything sink in, which is why I haven't posted in any other Individual Artist polls.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Henrik » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:28 pm

Songs

1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Ballad of a Thin Man
3. Just Like a Woman
4. Most of the Time
5. I Want You
6. Simple Twist of Fate
7. Masters of War
8. Highway 61 Revisited
9. All Along the Watchtower
10. Tangled Up in Blue
11. Blind Willie McTell
12. Tombstone Blues
13. Subterranean Homesick Blues
14. You're a Big Girl Now
15. Lay Lady Lay
16. Blowin' in the Wind
17. The Times They Are A-Changin'
18. Political World
19. Love Sick
20. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
21. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
22. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
23. I Threw It All Away
24. One More Cup of Coffee
25. Visions of Johanna
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:23 pm

Now featuring a Nobel laureate!
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby whuntva » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:48 pm

Had to think about this one.


Albums

Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde on Blonde
The Freewheeling Bob Dylan
Blood on the Tracks
Desire
Love and Theft
Nashville Skyline
John Wesley Harding
Time out of Mind
Modern Times

Songs

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Like a Rolling Stone
Blowin' in the Wind
Tangled up in Blue
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Desolation Row
The Times they are a-Changin'
Hurricane
Ballad of a Thin Man
Positively 4th Street
All Along the Watchtower (though aided greatly by the Hendrix cover)
Visions of Johanna
Mississippi
Mr. Tambourine Man
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
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Postby Live in Phoenix » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:27 pm

Albums:

1. Blonde on Blonde (Top 10 all-time)
2. Blood on the Tracks
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Basement Tapes
5. Tempest
6. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
7. Oh Mercy
8. Desire
9. Street Legal
10. John Wesley Harding
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Rob » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:30 pm

I skip the Bootleg series for now. They are kind of hard to place, though many are essential.

Albums:
1. Bringing It All Back Home
Whether this is the album in which Dylan brings it all back home might be up for debate, but surely it is the one in which everything comes together. It contains social criticism (It’s All Right Ma, (I’m Only Bleeding)), prophetic visions (Gates of Eden), songs of love gained (Love Minus Zero/ No Limit), songs of love lost (It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue), absurd tales (Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream), streams of consciousness (Subterranean Homesick Blues), gentle mood ballads (Mr. Tambourine Man) and unadulterated rage (Maggie’s Farm). Every song on this album not only works, but I’d argue that 9 out 11 of them are masterpieces. The two remaining tracks are still gems. To top it off, it also combines acoustic Dylan with electric Dylan and delivers the best of both these modes. Choosing a number one album of your favourite artist might be difficult, but this one encapsulates most completely why I love Dylan.

2. Another Side of Bob Dylan
Picking a second favourite album is harder than spot 1. I go with this unorthodox choice. Another Side is not exactly underrated, because every Dylan fan seems to love it. It just happens to score lower than pretty much any other of his sixties albums, except the debut. This is probably because it is the one that, despite the title, was the least innovative. It felt like Freewheelin’ part two. Still, for a long time this was my favourite Dylan album. The reason is that like Bringing It All Back Home it shows the biggest range of Dylan. He can alternately have fun, be angry and be sad. Starting from Highway 61 Revisited Dylan usually chose a more sustained mood (The Times They Are A-Changin’ pioneered this), but at the start of his career he was exploring every nook and cranny his music allowed him and the results were frequently magic. This album is not as consistently amazing as Bringing It All Back Home, but I love the investigative spirit that this one has.

3. Highway 61 Revisited
Having gone full electric Dylan found out what pure backlash meant. This album is the result. It is very angry, but in a less distant way than The Times They Are A-Changin’. Highway 61 Revisited is not known as a protest album, yet it seems that this is the one album where Dylan wants to take on the whole world. For personal reasons. What could have been a bitter album (it still is somewhat) is saved by a sound that rocks like hell, is filled with surprising humour (I love Dylan surrealism) and by simply containing many of the best songs Dylan ever wrote. Besides, it helps that all allusions Dylan made were probably too vague to be fully understood. It is that vagueness that actually makes it a universal masterpiece, instead of a petty rant.

4. The Basement Tapes
One of the most original albums ever made, even in Dylan’s catalogue. I mean, what album sounds like this? The basement sound on itself is a novelty, but a novelty that comes alive in the homegrown, wacky lyrics of most of the songs. If previously Dylan seemed to almost lose his head in the madness of his life, this is the place where he found back the joy in making music and in writing lyrics. That it all frequently sounds silly makes it all the more fun. The most shamelessly enjoyable of Dylan’s albums, filled with love for music. Even the Band-only cuts that Robbie Robinson forced on there can’t take the joy away from the whole package. The more complete Bootleg Series version is also a must, but I still put this one on more, because it works better in the smaller dose (and yes, I know it is a double album).

5. Time Out of Mind
Believe it or not, but this was the first Dylan album I heard, after working my way through the compilation The Essential Bob Dylan. I immediately fell in love with it. This is actually one of the least varied of all Dylan’s album, almost like a mood piece. Yet this doesn’t hamper it, but makes it all the more special. Daniel Lanois has sometimes been criticized about the production and Dylan himself was unsatisfied with the sound, saying it was far less up-tempo and rocking than he wanted. Whatever, that specific sound this album has, combined with the extreme melancholy or plain sadness of the lyrics are what make this one of my favourite night-time albums ever.

6. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Again I get back to youthful Dylan, whose playfulness and experimentation with lyrics never gets old for me. This is the first time we see him in full form. Despite A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Masters of War and of course Blowin’ in the Wind this is not just a protest album. Gems like I Shall Be Free, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right and his cover of Corrina, Corrina make this a full-fledged album with many sides to it. Above all, you can just feel that spark of discovery sending jolts through your body.

7. Blonde on Blonde
In a rich discography as this one it is hard to speak about a Big One, but there seems to be a consensus that Blonde on Blonde is it. It’s easy to see why. Not only was it a double album in a time in which this was a rare thing, especially in pop and rock, but above all there is great poetic ambition in the lyrics and a musical diversity unmatched in Dylan’s further output. It is a rather difficult album, clearly fuelled by confusion, anger and despair. The album cover seemed to correctly predict its content. If it seems to be rather low on my list, I should add that the numbers 2 to 8 are almost a tie. I agree it is a masterpiece, with many of Dylan’s best songs and one of his most complete statements.

8. Blood on the Tracks
Now here is an album on which every song works. It is also the most thematically unified album of Dylan’s whole career. If it wasn’t for Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts in the middle (a very welcome addition, I should add) it would have been only songs about Dylan’s failed marriage. Yet, this isn’t exactly an Adele album, where Dylan just sounds sad from one song to the next. Instead, he captures every side of feeling heartbroken. From confusion (Tangled Up in Blue), sadness (If You See Her, Say Hello), anger (Idiot Wind) and even a sort of fear (Shelter from the Storm), Dylan pours everything in alternately hard poetry and extreme directness. Therefore, it becomes a whirlwind of emotions. It might not be his most inventive album, but you can feel how close to his heart it is.

9. Love and Theft
This one took a while to grow on me. At first it didn’t seem to have quite the heft or depth that the best Dylan albums have. Yet over time I came to love just that. This is his most playful album since The Basement Tapes. Love and Theft is no less than a love letter to his favourite music and with perhaps the greatest backing band since The Band he just riffs off the best rock and blues lines without a care in the world. Pure fun.

10. John Wesley Harding
What a weird album this is. It’s full of stories that feel at least a hundred years old and many seem to lack a context. They are all rather short too. What is it that Dylan aimed for exactly? I feel he tried to capture a feeling of bygone times when the world seemed more mystical and mysterious. Except the two love songs that close the album this feels like a collection of forgotten tales from the heartlands of America. It’s short, but still something to get lost in.


I feel very sorry for not including Tempest. I went back and forth between that one and John Wesley Harding for the tenth place. I felt John Wesley Harding captured something that other Dylan albums didn’t, so that gave the advantage to John Wesley Harding. The ten albums above along with Tempest are the 11 Dylan albums I see as great masterpieces. Yes, 11 masterpieces: that’s how you become my favourite artist.

There is a lot of great other work too, even if they aren’t quite masterpieces. Oh Mercy almost rivals Time Out of Mind as a great mood piece, but is just less consistently great. Dylan’s eponymous debut is a wonderful product of a young man just being happy to be recording. The Times They Are A-Changin’ contains some of the best protest songs ever made, but gets a bit tedious here and there. Nashville Skyline is also great fun, but just too slight to be a masterpiece. This also goes for New Morning, although that one if even more slight than Nashville Skyline. Together Through Life is even lesser, but there is a fun in the musicianship that reminds me of Love and Theft. Sadly, it just doesn’t have quite the great imagery and lyrical depth as that one. I also want to say some nice words about Slow Train Coming. The religious content annoys me frequently, but the singing is spirited and the music inspired. Almost all the Bootleg Series albums are more than worth your while, but as I said, they are too hard to place in a list like this.

Despite being my favourite artist I don’t like all his acclaimed albums. Many of them are uneven. Planet Waves, Infidels and Street-Legal all contain brilliant material, but have too many minor or even bad songs to work for me as complete albums. Modern Times has three brilliant tracks (Ain’t Talking, Working Man Blues#2 and Thunder on the Mountain), but drags in all the other songs and therefore rarely feels essential. I don’t quite get its big praise. The Sinatra cover albums are okay I guess, but personally I have no need for them. Now the Christmas album, I like that for what it is, but nothing more.

What about Desire? That’s a case on itself. It is frequently a masterpiece. Most songs I enjoy. But the lesser songs are really confused and Joey is one of the very worst things Dylan ever did. And it’s ten minutes long and slapped right in the middle of the album. I have no idea where I could possibly rank Desire in Dylan’s album list. It’s a disaster-masterpiece hybrid all of its own.

No time to write extensively about my favourite songs, but here is my top 25:

1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Desolation Row
3. It’s All Right Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
4. Subterranean Homesick Blues
5. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
6. To Ramona
7. Idiot Wind
8. Triyng to Get to Heaven
9. All Along the Watchtower
10. The Times They Are A- Changin’
11. Ballad of a Thin Man
12. Visions of Johanna
13. Not Dark Yet
14. Positively 4th street
15. Man in the Long Black Coat
16. Every Grain of Sand
17. Blind Willie McTell
18. Ain’t Talkin’
19. Mississippi
20. Mr. Tambourine Man
21. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
22. My Back Pages
23. Changing of the Guards
24. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
25. Series of Dreams
26. Girl from the North Country (version with Johnny Cash, definitely not the original version)
27. Forever Young
28. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
29. Isis
30. Maggie’s Farm
31. Shelter from the Storm
32. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
33. It Ain’t Me, Babe
34. Fourth Time Around
35. Most of the Time
36. Highlands
37. This Wheel’s On Fire
38. One More Cup of Coffee
39. Queen Jane Approximately
40. Love Minus Zero/ No Limit
41. Scarlet Town
42. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
43. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
44. High Water (for Charley Patton)
45. Dignity
46. Jokerman
47. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
48. Clothes Line Saga
49. Chimes of Freedom
50. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

Yes, I know: only 25. But there were too many great songs to stop there. 25 just scratches the surface. 50 is still too little, but it contains all my BIG favourites. Just count the first 25 of course.

Playlist:

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Dexter » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:51 am

Songs
1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Blowin' in the Wind
3. The Times They Are a-Changin'
4. Mr. Tamborine Man
5. Tangled Up in Blue
6. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
7. Subterranean Homesick Blues
8. Hurricane
9. Lay Lady Lay
10. Just Like a Woman
11. All Along the Watchtower
12. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
13. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
14. Shelter from the Storm
15. Forever Young
16. Maggie's Farm
17. Postively 4th Street
18. It Ain't Me, Babe
19. If Not for You
20. I Shall Be Released
21. Gotta Serve Somebody
22. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
23. Jokerman
24. Oh, Sister
25. Everything's Broken

Albums
1. Highway 61 Revisited
2. Blonde on Blonde
3. Bringing It All Back Home
4. Blood on the Tracks
5. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
6. Nashville Skyline
7. John Wesley Harding
8. Another Side of Bob Dylan
9. Desire
10. The Times They Are a-Changin'

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Jackson » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:54 pm

Albums:
1 | Highway 61 Revisited
2 | Blonde on Blonde
3 | Bringing It All Back Home
4 | Blood on the Tracks
5 | Love and Theft
6 | Desire
7 | Time Out of Mind
8 | Modern Times
9 | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
10 | Nashville Skyline

Songs:
1 | Tangled Up in Blue
2 | Like a Rolling Stone
3 | It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
4 | I Want You
5 | Subterranean Homesick Blues
6 | Desolation Row
7 | High Water (For Charley Patton)
8 | Shelter From the Storm
9 | Mr. Tambourine Man
10 | Blind Willie McTell
11 | Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
12 | Tombstone Blues
13 | Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
14 | Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
15 | Love Minus Zero / No Limit
16 | Ballad of a Thin Man
17 | It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
18 | Masters of War
19 | One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
20 | Girl From the North Country
21 | Positively 4th Street
22 | Visions of Johanna
23 | Things Have Changed
24 | Hurricane
25 | Workingman's Blues #2
26 | Highway 61 Revisited
27 | Blowin' in the Wind
28 | You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
29 | 4th Time Around
30 | Queen Jane Approximately
31 | All Along the Watchtower
32 | The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
33 | This Wheel's On Fire
34 | Not Dark Yet
35 | Sara
36 | Spirit on the Water
37 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
38 | Tryin' To Get To Heaven
39 | Mississippi
40 | If You See Her, Say Hello
41 | Idiot Wind
42 | A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
43 | It Ain't Me Babe
44 | Simple Twist of Fate
45 | Gates of Eden
46 | John Wesley Harding
47 | One More Cup of Coffee
48 | Changing of the Guards
49 | Isis
50 | Jokerman

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Matski » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:49 am

Alright, all finished! Both lists were completed quite awhile ago but I wanted one last check this weekend before posting them. After spending two months on this list I hope no one minds if I take a break from listening to Bob Dylan's music for a while..:

01| Highway 61 Revisited
02| Bringing It All Back Home
03| The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
04| Blood on the Tracks
05| Blonde on Blonde
06| John Wesley Harding
07| Another Side of Bob Dylan
08| The Times They Are a-Changin'
09| Time Out of Mind
10| Love & Theft

11| Desire
12| Nashville Skyline
13| The Basement Tapes
14| New Morning
15| Planet Waves
16| Oh Mercy
17| Infidels
18| Street Legal
19| Tempest
20| Bob Dylan
21| Empire Burlesque
22| Modern Times
23| Together Through Life
24| World Gone Wrong
25| Shadows in the Night
26| Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
27| Good as I Been to You
28| Christmas in the Heart
29| Slow Train Coming
30| Fallen Angels
31| Dylan
32| Shot of Love
33| Saved
34| Under the Red Sky
35| Down in the Groove
36| Knocked Out Loaded
37| Self Portrait

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01| Subterranean Homesick Blues
02| The Times They Are a-Changin'
03| Tombstone Blues
04| Blowin' in the Wind
05| Like a Rolling Stone
06| Mr. Tambourine Man
07| All Along the Watchtower
08| Maggie's Farm
09| Desolation Row
10| I Want You
11| Simple Twist of Fate
12| It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
13| Highway 61 Revisited
14| Knockin' on Heaven's Door
15| This Wheel's on Fire
16| Obviously Five Believers
17| Masters of War
18| New Morning
19| Tangled Up in Blue
20| It Ain't Me Babe
21| Visions of Johanna
22| Cold Irons Bound
23| Blind Willie McTell
24| Idiot Wind
25| Hurricane

26| Boots of Spanish Leather
27| Love Sick
28| Isis
29| Girl from the North Country
30| Man in the Long Black Coat
31| Jokerman
32| Sara
33| A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
34| Ballad of a Thin Man
35| Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
36| Motorpsycho Nitemare
37| Positively 4th Street
38| Dirge
39| Duquesne Whistle
40| Let Me Die In My Footsteps
41| Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
42| Changing of the Guard
43| Drifter's Escape
44| Chimes of Freedom
45| Series of Dreams
46| High Water (For Charley Patton)
47| If You Gotta Go, Go Now
48| Tryin' to Get to Heaven
49| Mama, You Been on My Mind
50| Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
51| The Wicked Messenger
52| Threw It All Away
53| Most of the Time
54| She's Your Lover Now
55| On a Night Light This
56| Abandoned Love
57| Mississippi
58| Dreamin' of You
59| Buckets of Rain
60| Black Diamond Bay
61| Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
62| With God on Our Side
63| The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
64| Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
65| Just Like a Woman
66| Lonesome Day Blues
67| If Not for You
68| The Gates of Eden
69| To Be Alone with You
70| Can't Wait
71| The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
72| Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
73| Shelter from the Storm
74| Not Dark Yet
75| Ain't Talkin'
76| Ballad of Hollis Brown
77| Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
78| I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
79| Watching the River Flow
80| I Shall Be Released
81| The Man in Me
82| All I Really Want To Do
83| I Shall Be Free
84| Tell Me That It Isn't True
85| Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
86| My Back Pages
87| One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
88| Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
89| Honest with Me
90| Hard Times in New York Town
91| It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
92| North Country Blues
93| Every Grain of Sand
94| Things Have Changed
95| Slow Train
96| I'll Keep It with Mine
97| Thunder on the Mountain
98| I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
99| Dark Eyes

EDIT: Spelling errors. The list order has remained the same.
Last edited by Matski on Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:18 pm

Last day to submit a list.
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:25 pm

Albums
1. Blonde on Blonde
2. Bringing It All Back Home
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Times They Are A-Changin'
5. Love and Theft
6. Blood on the Tracks
7. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
8. Desire
9. Modern Times
10. Time Out of Mind

Songs
1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. I Want You
3. Like a Rolling Stone
4. Blowin' in the Wind
5. Girl from the North Country
6. Mr. Tambourine Man
7. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
8. Lonesome Day Blues
9. Things Have Changed
10. Boots of Spanish Leather
11. She Belongs to Me
12. The Times They Are A-Changin'
13. It Ain't Me Babe
14. Hurricane
15. Just Like a Woman
16. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
17. Ballad of a Thin Man
18. Shelter from the Storm
19. Simple Twist of Fate
20. Tangled Up in Blue
21. Changing of the Guards
22. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
23. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (1971 version)
24. I Shall Be Released (1971 version)
25. Make You Feel My Love

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Live in Phoenix » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:05 pm

So, for the Rolling Stones -- if we have a 1 month poll, their new album will come out 2 days after the poll. (Go to 2 months? Go to Springsteen?)
Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas. 4 stars/5.
This band is a miracle. Like a cross between the Cranberries at their least petulant and Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. Key track: It's track #10. I can't pronounce it.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:42 am

1 | Highway 61 Revisited
2 | Bringing It All Back Home
3 | Blood on the Tracks
4 | Blonde on Blonde
5 | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
6 | Time Out of Mind
7 | John Wesley Harding
8 | Love and Theft
9 | The Basement Tapes
10 | Oh Mercy!

1 | Love Minus Zero/No Limit
2 | Blind Willie McTell
3 | Tangled Up in Blue
4 | Like a Rolling Stone
5 | Desolation Row
6 | Stuck Inside of Mobile with The Memphis Blues Again
7 | Visions of Johanna
8 | It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
9 | It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
10 | Not Dark Yet
11 | Simple Twist of Fate
12 | Ballad of a Thin Man
13 | Tears of Rage
14 | I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
15 | Most of The Time
16 | A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
17 | Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
18 | Jokerman
19 | The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
20 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
21 | Mississippi
22 | Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
23 | Idiot Wind
24 | Positively 4th Street
25 | Shelter from The Storm
26 | All Along the Watchtower
27 | Hurricane
28 | Subterranean Homesick Blues
29 | Ain't Talkin'
30 | Every Grain of Sand
31 | Masters of War
32 | My Back Pages
33 | Brownsville Girl
34 | I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
35 | Girl from the North Country
36 | Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
37 | She Belongs to Me
38 | Po' Boy
39 | This Wheel's on Fire
40 | Series of Dreams

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:49 pm

Unless someone wants me to hold (if you're almost ready with a list and forgot, etc.), please tell me now. I just finished adding up the albums and am going to add up the songs soon. If no one says anything before I finish, I will consider this closed as soon as I finish adding everything up. If you want an extra couple days, just say so.
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:28 pm

I probably won't be presenting this until the weekend; I'm almost done adding up the song lists, but I'll be busy this evening and tomorrow. You can still sneak in a vote in either poll if you want.
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby EmilienDelRey » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:21 pm

01 | Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
02 | All Along the Watchtower
03 | Like a Rolling Stone
04 | Blowin' in the Wind
05 | Visions of Johanna
06 | It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
07 | Gates of Eden
08 | Love Minus Zero/No Limit
09 | Hurricane
10 | The Times They Are a-Changin'
11 | I Want You
12 | Subterranean Homesick Blues
13 | Just Like a Woman
14 | It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
15 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
16 | Tombstone Blues
17 | Ballad of a Thin Man
18 | Queen Jane Approximately
19 | Ballad of Hollis Brown
20 | Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Postby Gillingham » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:23 pm

Too late, unfortunately. I want to at least do his albums anyway.

1. Highway 61 Revisited
2. Blonde on Blonde
3. John Wesley Harding
4. Bringing it All Back Home
5. Blood on the Tracks
6. Modern Times
7. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
8. Time Out of Mind
9. Another Side of Bob Dylan
10. Oh Mercy
11. The Basement Tapes
12. Together Through Life
13. The Times They Are A-Changin'
14. Desire
15. Love and Theft
16. Tempest
17. Slow Train Coming
18. Planet Waves
19. Bob Dylan
20. Good as I Been to You


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