Late 2012 and the start of 2013 brought back artists from the 60’s and 70’s with their new albums.
One of which being the great Bob Dylan. For those unfortunate enough and don’t know who Bob Dylan is an American musician which took off during the 60’s and his legacy continues to date. Bob Dylan was responsible for famous songs such as ‘Blowin in the wind’ and ‘The times they are changing’ and is one of my most favourite artists. In the late months of 2013, we were graced by another album from the musician.
‘Tempest’ although not the most easy listening album of all time, it has to be appreciated that it is fantastic from a 71 year old. Despite Dylan’s voice not always being the cleanest, old age is certainly shown throughout this album more as it has a croaky tone throughout. However don’t let this put you off the album. It gives the album a Tom Waits feel to it which has to be admired, and the lyrics within are on top of their game. The album been given 5 stars out of 5 by the Rolling Stones magazine. The story telling feel, we all love about Bob Dylan continues throughout and once you put past the fact he does not sound the same as he did when in his 20’s and 30’s, then you can appreciate a work of art, which is this album.
The question is… Is it the best album from a 71 year old? It could just be.
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