All Time Top 1100 Albums

BlueHammer85

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Have you heard Oh Mercy ? I know others may disagree, but it's my favourite Dylan album - a brilliantly atmospheric recording by Daniel Lanois and features some truly wonderful Dylan songs played by a top-notch musicians.

Now that's a Dylan album I've not heard for a long time, loved that one - just checked and it's in the Top 1000. wo hoo!
 

mancity1

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It's interesting that you feel the same as I about the riffs/hooks, other than "Sandman" which everyone seems to like including me. What's also odd is that if I've read this thread right, I'm the only one who really likes "Sad But True". I find this response to hooks so intriguing -- I know instantly if I like a hook or not -- it's a visceral gut thing. We all know when music is askew or cacophonous, if you just randomly mash a piano, say. So why does someone else like a hook or dislike a hook and I feel differently? Is it brain chemistry? Eardrum configuration? This is a rhetorical; it's just something I've never figured out. Why do I like so many hooks produced by Rage Against The Machine, or Filter, or Ozzy, or Helmet, but not Megadeth, or Tool, or Iron Maiden, or (apparently) Metallica?
Fog , I rate Sad but True highly , my favourite of the tracks I class as commercial on the Black Album , that is written I believe for an audience that James and Co know they need to appease at that stage of their music journey and coming off divorces etc although they do if for themselves first of course.

Shits on Nothing Else Matters and Sandman IMO.

the best stuff is always something close to the artists feelings , emotional being at the time at the time IMO.

Remember this song crushed it from E to D , it set the tone for the albums better known songs and the ones I like most.

Look its not Ride the Lightning or Kill em their best two albums by far IMO for both hook and riff but its much more than that.

I think a lot has to do with brain chemistry , not sure about the ear drum , music is emotion, not just sound, it instils and draws out emotion if you let it but you have to let go , much like going to another level of consciousness , I will never figure it out and I don't want to Fog that's the beauty , once if we do or think we do its probably over for us.

the more I think I know the less I know I know if that makes sense.
 

crublue1

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Is it ok if I sit this one out please? I listened to it once today and I'm not listening to it again thanks. Bad singing is bad singing and no matter how good the songs are, it's still bad singing.
I think the phrase "small doses" was invented for Dylan.
I get he is revered and respected, and song writing wise I'd agree, but there's no excuse for this.
Surrounded by other musicians as he was on the wilburys album, great, his contribution shines through. But left to his own devices, especially on this album in particular, mmm not convinced.
Apologies to the Dylan fans, but there's no denying this vocal performance is quite awful. If there was one or two upbeat tunes I might forgive it a little, but I found myself hankering for a bit of that Cohen album to cheer me up a bit.
I'm struggling, really struggling, to give it 1/10.
I'd rather not vote at all than give it what it's worth, which is fuck all.

I'm sorry, usually I can find something positive but this is just unpleasant (to my ears anyway)

Ok I'll give it 2/10 just as long as I don't have to go through it all again.

Really sorry to the many fans, I don't mean to be disrespectful I really don't, but I have to write what I hear.
 

BlueHammer85

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Is it ok if I sit this one out please? I listened to it once today and I'm not listening to it again thanks. Bad singing is bad singing and no matter how good the songs are, it's still bad singing.
I think the phrase "small doses" was invented for Dylan.
I get he is revered and respected, and song writing wise I'd agree, but there's no excuse for this.
Surrounded by other musicians as he was on the wilburys album, great, his contribution shines through. But left to his own devices, especially on this album in particular, mmm not convinced.
Apologies to the Dylan fans, but there's no denying this vocal performance is quite awful. If there was one or two upbeat tunes I might forgive it a little, but I found myself hankering for a bit of that Cohen album to cheer me up a bit.
I'm struggling, really struggling, to give it 1/10.
I'd rather not vote at all than give it what it's worth, which is fuck all.

I'm sorry, usually I can find something positive but this is just unpleasant (to my ears anyway)

Ok I'll give it 2/10 just as long as I don't have to go through it all again.

Really sorry to the many fans, I don't mean to be disrespectful I really don't, but I have to write what I hear.

It’s your opinion, nothing to apologise about!

Only disagreement with you is that you couldn’t hear anything upbeat on here ??!

‘Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum’ , ‘Summer Days’ , ‘Lonesome Day Blues’ and ‘High Water’ … all really upbeat tempo Blues tracks
 

crublue1

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It’s your opinion, nothing to apologise about!

Only disagreement with you is that you couldn’t hear anything upbeat on here ??!

‘Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum’ , ‘Summer Days’ , ‘Lonesome Day Blues’ and ‘High Water’ … all really upbeat tempo Blues tracks
Ok the first track pissed me off because he sings it the wrong way round. Tweedly dumming when he should be tweedly deeing.
'Summer days' is a little upbeat but it's ruined, ruined by his vocals. It didn't give me anything at all to be happy about.
'Lonesome day blues' isn't particularly upbeat.
'High water' has that quite nice guitar in the background, but unfortunately Bob can still be heard.
 

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