Monday, November 9, 2015

Album Review: Bob Dylan- Shadows In The Night

Bob Dylan
Shadows In The Night
** out of *****

Here's the deal, do you like Bob Dylan's voice as it sounds in 2014-15? If you do you will like his most recent studio recording Shadows In The Night a lot. If not? Skip this.

RtBE loves Dylan, there is too much written on this site already about him, but regarding his newest release, there simply isn't that much to say. This collection of standards was literally recorded and marketed to the AARP crowd, with Dylan's voice the direct focal point. He sounds fine, the songs are classics, the backing instrumentation is dull to the point of muzak. It is a slow sleepy affair that is acceptable as background music during a retro cocktail party, but it may be even too subdued for that.

In all honesty if a die-hard Dylan fan can't get that excited about it, I can't give it more then 2 stars. Maybe when I reach retirement age I will come back to it, but for now, if you are infatuated with the bard's vocals check it out, if not move on.
Catching up on some releases this week that are from earlier in 2015 of artists we like. Pretty amazing that we have so little to say about a Bob Dylan release, but it stirs up zero passion on either side for us, it wasn't laughably bad, nor surprisingly good. Obviously continue to support the artist, buy the album and peep some video:

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