Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The 11 Best Albums by Bob Dylan

Last week Bob Dylan released his 567th album, which is only a few short of Ryan Adams.  Marketing a new album has vastly changed since Dylan strummed it onto the scene almost 50 years ago.  You can’t push your songs to radio.  There’s nowhere to buy a physical album.  You could have the next big EDM-artist do multiple remixes but Dylan’s music really doesn’t lend itself to that.  But even if you were to do a decent sounding remix of a new Dylan track, you would need to be on bath salts to enjoy it.  So, how does Bob Dylan…one of the most iconic singers of all time…do to market a brand as big as he is?  He builds a pop-up store.  That’s right…Bob Dylan had his own store.  A store that sells nothing but Bob Dylan merchandise like CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, pants, hats, furniture, cars, musical instruments, guns, toilets…okay, I made up the last one.  This is brilliant.  When you think of Dylan and where he came from…he embodied the anti-corporate mentality.  Today, it’s only fitting that he snubs the record industry by succeeding at the one thing they failed at doing…running a record store.

Here are the 11 Best Albums By Bob Dylan:

  1. Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  2. Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  3. Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  4. The Times They Are A-Changing (1964)
  5. Planet Waves (1974)
  6. Blonde on Blonde (1966)
  7. Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
  8. Time Out of Mind (1997)
  9. The Free Wheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
  10. Nashville Skyline (1969)
  11. John Wesley Harding (1967)
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