When gazing back at the portrait of Bob Dylan, one’s eyes are attracted to the mythical beauty of the music world’s brightest star.
He began off as a regular folk singer, armed with a pack of Woody Guthrie songs and a rag-tag guitar slung across his shoulder, however quickly enough, Dylan became an absolute musical legend, championing in his music the legends of the whole world.
It is Dylan’s willingness to share these tales, some far-flung, some tight to the bone, that have turned Dylan into a symbol today.
The truth is that certain citizens would be upset by the list. Not least because at Bob Dylan has much more than 10 great albums, in truth, we might double this and still produce twenty records we’re sure will beat any other artists’ own pile of work, but mostly because Bob Dylan linked people.
When he started to sing in the mid-sixties, he became a millennial voice, as time went by he gave first a primitive rock star perspective, later an outsider’s view, and eventually a sage-like glimpse of the past, present and future.
There’s a fair possibility that any single Bob Dylan fan will have various top ten lists and, because of that, it’s worth another look the best of Bob.
Below we do exactly that for our top ten Bob Dylan songs.