July 14, 2010 3:01 PM Subscribe
How to listen to Bob Dylan
posted by gman (171 comments total)
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, a guide.
"Those of us that are Dylan fanatics have heard various versions of the above objections throughout our whole Dylan-listening careers.
To be sure, Bob Dylan, like great Scotch—is an acquired taste. Yes, his voice is “nasally.” Yes, his inflection is odd. Yes, he can be hard to understand and way off-key. Yet, his sound, his instrumentation and above all his songs can be salvation to the ears of those who learn to appreciate him.
Thus, we think it’s about time that someone laid out a viable plan to help those Dylan deprived people figure out how to navigate through his discography without hating him before giving him a chance. We hope this site will leave you wanting more and more of arguably the greatest songwriter on the planet today."
The blog link doesn't work, but there is a printable listening plan