Bob Dylan has been written off many times, and yet he has and will always come back and surprise us with another tremendous album. Much credit is given to producer Daniel Lanois, but don’t forget, a producer cannot do much with pencil shavings. Some of Dylan’s most cryptic statements are on this album. He was always better as a romantic than as a protest folky, and the less obscure his lyrics become, the more he opens his heart. Take, for example, the simple ‘Where Teardrops Fall’. Alternatively, the brilliant twist in the tail of the love song, ‘Most Of The Time’, is the deepest: ‘Don’t even remember what her lips felt like on mine, most of the time’.
Tracks: Political World; Where Teardrops Fall; Everything Is Broken; Ring Them; Man In The Long Black Coat; Most Of The Time; What Good Am I?; Disease Of Conceit; What Was It You Wanted; Shooting Star....