Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bob Dylan: Tempest

"Tempest is the thirty-fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 10, 2012 by Columbia Records. Dylan wrote all of the songs himself with the exception of the track 'Duquesne Whistle', which he co-wrote with Robert Hunter. Tempest was very well received by contemporary music critics, who praised its traditional music influences and Dylan's dark lyrics. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. ... In his review in Rolling Stone magazine, Will Hermes gave the album five out of five stars, calling it 'musically varied and full of curveballs' and 'the single darkest record in Dylan's catalog.' According to Hermes, the album draws upon elements common throughout Dylan's career—especially the last three albums—with music that is 'built from traditional forms and drawing on eternal themes: love, struggle, death.' Hermes continues: 'Lyrically, Dylan is at the top of his game, joking around, dropping wordplay and allegories that evade pat readings and quoting other folks' words like a freestyle rapper on fire'" (Wikipedia).

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