Now 15 years… still just as good.
So it has been exactly 10 years today since Bob Dylan’s “Love and Theft” was released on September 11, 2001. This is obviously a minor footnote on the day’s historical significance but an important event nonetheless.
Bob Dylan had a long stretch of albums that were not great up until 1997’s Time Out Of Mind. The albums weren’t bad, but not up to the standards we had come to expect from the greatest songwriter ever. Time Out Of Mind was a stone cold classic album, the next release would tell whether that release was lightening in a bottle or a sign of things to come. “Love and Theft” proved Bob Dylan was back.
From the opening track “Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum” to the closer “Sugar Baby” “Love and Theft” is just plain brilliant. The album has no weaknesses and still 10 years later sounds fresh and interesting. Dylan…
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