365 Days of Album Recommendations – May 24 [Bob Dylan Edition]

Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

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Well, it is the man’s birthday after all.

Having already recommended Mr. Dylan’s first album, I now move to his second.

If his debut yielded one arguably almost-great song—that being Song to Woody, of course—album number two offers, by my count, at least five indisputably great songs:

  1. Blowin’ in the Wind
  2. Masters of War
  3. Girl from the North Country
  4. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fal
  5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Which is a pretty stunning leap forward, to say the least.

It’s not yet his greatest album, and it’s not quite my favorite, but it is an astonishing, incredible, towering, and moving achievement.


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