Bob’s new album, Together Through Life, is improving in my ears as I listen to it more. It’s still not on par with most of his recent work, but it’s not as weak as I’d first thought. It’s subtler, perhaps, and deals more delicately with the early-20th-century American musical forms that Dylan’s into these days.
The new Dylan album, Together Through Life, was released yesterday in the UK. I had my copy delivered, but didn’t get a chance to listen to it this morning.
My initial reaction after a single listen through: good, but not great. There are only a couple of songs that grabbed me right from the start: “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’” and “My Wife’s Home Town”. The latter is listenable from my song Box (just to the right of this, in the sidebar of my blog, if you’re looking at my blog page and not reading this via RSS). It reminds me of John Lee Hooker.
Interestingly, I’d call this Bob’s zydeco album. Most of the songs have a southern-fried feel, and many of them have an accordian and a washboard.
I obviously need to listen to it a few more times to get a proper assessment.
Bob Dylan’s new album, Together Through Life, lands (in the UK, at least) on 27 April. That’ll be two days after I see him play at the O2. Get it!