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Apr 9, 2020 - 6:59:28 AM
3068 posts since 7/28/2015

Does anyone actually like "Murder most foul"? I haven't actually been patient enough to listen to the whole thing.

Apr 9, 2020 - 7:26:48 AM

Mooooo

USA

7816 posts since 8/20/2016

I just tried to listen to it for the first time and only made it until 50 seconds in and had to turn it off. The rhymes and lyrics are very hokey, and I haven't enjoyed Dylan's voice in a really long time. The part of the song that made me lunge for the stop button was the words:
"Wait a minute, boys, you know who I am?"
"Of course we do, we know who you are"
Then they blew off his head while he was still in the car

I have heard enough. Dylan can do better. The melody is boring and repetitive, the rhymes are childish, and cliche. It reminds me of American Pie without the cleverness and enjoyability.

Edited by - Mooooo on 04/09/2020 07:35:44

Apr 9, 2020 - 7:42:17 AM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

158 posts since 8/9/2019
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this one is hard to listen to

Apr 9, 2020 - 7:58:51 AM

chuckv97

Canada

49195 posts since 10/5/2013

I stopped listening to Dylan in the ‘70’s. Had a bunch of his first albums. Seems like most, not all, artists have their best stuff in the first 10 years.

Edited by - chuckv97 on 04/09/2020 08:00:10

Apr 9, 2020 - 8:38:04 AM

3068 posts since 7/28/2015

A lot of the more recent Dylan albums are great. "Good as I been to You", "World Gone Wrong","Time Out of Mind", "Love and Theft" and "Modern Times" are all worth listening to.  In terms of sound, I think "World Gone Wrong" is better than "Blonde On Blonde" personally. I wasn't as fond of "Together through Life" or "Tempest" and I didn't really like the christmas album or the two recent covers albums.

Edited by - prooftheory on 04/09/2020 08:39:47

Apr 9, 2020 - 9:05:53 AM

76 posts since 4/8/2019

Judging the song by its popular appeal and the generalized characteristics of pop tunes—and even Dylan's music—is missing the point. It's always been about the lyrics and what lies beneath the surface. Sadly, even people who at one point in their lives may have memorized all the words to "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" are now conforming to the new standard of TLDNR. Slow down and invest some time in unraveling the metaphors of a deep thinker and informed commentator who is bothering to share some thoughts with the world.

RA

Apr 9, 2020 - 10:48 AM

3928 posts since 11/29/2005

I gave up on Dylan after "Blonde On Blonde." I have all of his albums through that one. He switched from Folk to Pop, and then his voice went.

Apr 9, 2020 - 1:26:26 PM

3068 posts since 7/28/2015

Again, "World Gone Wrong" is a straight ahead folk album. Not a note of pop on there. And it would be ridiculous to claim that his voice now is somehow worse than the nasal pattering he did in the 60s.

Apr 9, 2020 - 2:26:43 PM

2630 posts since 9/12/2016
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A big fan of his and always give him a listen ,even he----. has his good days and bad. He was more in tune with how people really were (street smart) at a very young age than I was for decades imo .

Apr 10, 2020 - 11:12:54 AM

5556 posts since 10/13/2007

Great song. I had to pull up the lyircs and read while I listened but a great lament about Kennedy and snapshot of the time us baby boomers were growing up in. And i was pleased with Dylan's voice at this point in his career and enjoyed it.
ken

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