Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

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Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby babydoll » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:45 pm

Time to revisit Highway 61 Revisited! :music-listening:

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Highway 61 Revisited (1965) tracklisting:
01 | Like a Rolling Stone
02 | Tombstone Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Crain
04 | From a Buick 6
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
09 | Desolation Row

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby deadpacifist » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:49 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
09 | Desolation Row
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
02 | Tombstone Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby acroamor » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:58 pm

06 | Queen Jane Approximately
09 | Desolation Row
01 | Like a Rolling Stone
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
02 | Tombstone Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:39 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
09 | Desolation Row
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
02 | Tombstone Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:32 am

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
02 | Tombstone Blues
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
04 | From a Buick 6
09 | Desolation Row
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

I can't reasonably go against the consensus number one. This latest listen has really brought out its greatness. If there's anyone on this forum who remembers when "Like a Rolling Stone" became a hit, could you share a bit on what that was like? In today's pop landscape I can't imagine anything quite like it becoming popular.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby prosecutorgodot » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:07 am

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
02 | Tombstone Blues
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
09 | Desolation Row
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
04 | From a Buick 6

The album that got me into Dylan's electric side. Very recently, actually.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby Gillingham » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:43 am

05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
01 | Like a Rolling Stone
09 | Desolation Row
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
02 | Tombstone Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby Bruno » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:43 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
09 | Desolation Row
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
02 | Tombstone Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
04 | From a Buick 6

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Postby Listyguy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:55 pm

Ballad of a Thin Man
Like a Rolling Stone
Desolation Row
Tombstone Blues
Highway 61 Revisited
From a Buick 6
Queen Jane Approximately
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
It Takes a Lot To Laugh It Takes a Train To Cry

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby DaveC » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:33 am

09 | Desolation Row
01 | Like a Rolling Stone
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
02 | Tombstone Blues
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby whuntva » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:21 pm

Like a Rolling Stone
Desolation Row
Highway 61 Revisited
From a Buick 6
Ballad of a Thin Man
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Queen Jane Approximately
Tombstone Blues
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry


This is an album in my Top 100. It gets better every time I hear it.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:31 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
09 | Desolation Row
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
02 | Tombstone Blues
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby Toni » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:43 pm

01 | Tombstone Blues
02 | Ballad of a Thin Man
03 | From a Buick 6
04 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
05 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
07 | Like a Rolling Stone
08 | Desolation Row
09 | Highway 61 Revisited

Positions 1-6 are all equally (and incredibly) good, #7-8 are huge classics that are not among my personal favorites, #9 is the only track that falls from the high level kept through all the album.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby babydoll » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:41 pm

Toni wrote:03 | From a Buick 6

I've had my moments as gamemaster where I felt I needed to be quiet, but this is somewhat wrong... (This coming from someone who ranked "A Day in the Life" as the weakest of the tracks on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.) I just... Why do you like this more than the last three?

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby Toni » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:36 am

babydoll wrote:
Toni wrote:03 | From a Buick 6

I've had my moments as gamemaster where I felt I needed to be quiet, but this is somewhat wrong... (This coming from someone who ranked "A Day in the Life" as the weakest of the tracks on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.) I just... Why do you like this more than the last three?


Well, maybe I can consider this song as a guilty pleasure, but, even though I've ranked it #3, that doesn't mean it is superior to the other tracks.
Although "From a Buick 6" is much more simple in structure and lyrics when compared to the other songs, it does an important role inside such a dense album. It's the moment that breaks the mood for a while, kind of like "Electioneering" does on "OK Computer", "Sugar Spun Sister" on "The Stone Roses" or "Dancing Choose" on Dear Science.
We are always trying to rationalize why some music is better than the other, but I think it would be almost impossible to explain why I am more pleased while listening to all the tracks in the middle of this album than to it's opener. I appreciate all LARS qualities, specially the clever lyrics and Dylan's delivery, but while it looks "interesting", the other tracks look "pleasing". In other words, maybe I appreaciate that song with the "mind" and the others with the "ears". Another explanation could be the fact that I always listen to this album as a whole, so I don't know how each song works alone.
About "Desolation Row", it's has a beautiful pungent arrangement and unique lyrics, but loses some "points" for going too long.

Besides all that, even though I appreaciate good lyrics, the music always comes first for me, specially when the words are spoken in a language that is not my native one.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby stone37 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:45 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
02 | Ballad of a Thin Man
03 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
04 | Highway 61 Revisited
05 | Desolation Row
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
07 | Tombstone Blues
08 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
09 | From a Buick 6

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Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:03 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
09 | Desolation Row
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
02 | Tombstone Blues
04 | From a Buick 6

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Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:58 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
09 | Desolation Row
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
02 | Tombstone Blues
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
04 | From a Buick 6
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Crain

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby andyd1010 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:22 pm

1 | Like a Rolling Stone
2 | Ballad of a Thin Man
3 | Highway 61 Revisited
4 | Desolation Row
5 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
6 | Queen Jane Approximately
7 | From a Buick 6
8 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
9 | Tombstone Blues

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby Live in Phoenix » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:44 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
02 | Ballad of a Thin Man
03 | Tombstone Blues
04 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
05 | Queen Jane Approximately
06 | From a Buick 6
07 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
08 | Highway 61 Revisited
09 | Desolation Row

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby Nassim » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:33 pm

I should stay this is 95% purely ranked on music, as a non native speaker, even one who has no trouble conversing fluently in the language, I still have tough time focusing on lyrics, safe for albums I have listened again and again (which means that I actually know the lyrics of the top 2 songs here relatively well, because I have listened to them quite a lot).

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
02 | Tombstone Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
09 | Desolation Row
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby jamieW » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:55 pm

05 | Ballad of a Thin Man *
01 | Like a Rolling Stone *
09 | Desolation Row
02 | Tombstone Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Crain
04 | From a Buick 6
07 | Highway 61 Revisited

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 7.56

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby IllumiThottie » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:54 pm

1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Tombstone Blues
3. Desolation Row
4. Ballad of a Thin Man
5. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
6. Highway 61 Revisited
7. Queen Jane Approximately
8. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
9. From A Buick 6

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Postby bonnielaurel » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:24 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
09 | Desolation Row
02 | Tombstone Blues
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
04 | From a Buick 6

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby krendler » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:59 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
09 | Desolation Row
06 | Queen Jane Approximately
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Cry
02 | Tombstone Blues
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
04 | From a Buick 6

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Postby ordinaryperson » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:54 am

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01 | Tombstone Blues
02 | Like a Rolling Stone
03 | Desolation Row
04 | Ballad of a Thin Man
05 | Highway 61 Revisited
06 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
07 | From a Buick 6
08 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
09 | Queen Jane Approximately
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby bootsy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:37 pm

01 | Like a Rolling Stone
05 | Ballad of a Thin Man
02 | Tombstone Blues
09 | Desolation Row
08 | Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
07 | Highway 61 Revisited
04 | From a Buick 6
03 | It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Crain
06 | Queen Jane Approximately

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Postby SJner » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:01 pm

1. Desolation row
2. Like a rolling stone
3. Tombstone blues
4. Just like Tom Thumb's blues
5. Queen Jane approximately
6. Highway 61 revisited
7. Ballad of a thin man
8. From a Buick 6
9. It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry


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