Thursday, May 17, 2018
#35 Bob Dylan "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"
Disclaimer: Can't stand Bob Dylan. That being said, I can -appreciate- Dylan. His voice drives me nuts and every time I hear that damned harmonica, I want to rip it out of his hand and stomp on it. This doesn't mean I think he's bad, I just don't enjoy his music. That all being said, it was a really interesting contrast to put this album with the Beatles, back to back. Very different aesthetics coming out at the same time. I can certainly see why this is considered a classic. At 22, he managed to achieve quite a bit. Looking ahead, I can also see why people went crazy when he picked up an electric guitar. I'm not going to convert but I can see why this album is on the list.