Modern Times

Bob Dylan - Modern Times

What better way to follow up David and Sarah’s wedding than with a review of Dylan’s new album?

If Bob Dylan’s 31 studio albums have taught us anything, it’s not to take his words at face value. The title of album No. 32, Modern Times, is a typically mischievous Dylanism. For one thing, it’s a joke. Since the early ’90s, Dylan has been in revolt against musical modernity, forsaking contemporary production values, singing traditional folk ballads, and steeping his own songs in old-timey sounds…


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