Sound — 9
This album is an early Bob Dylan album from '67 so it still has a lot of that folk root in the guitar patterns and strumming that the '60s have become known for. The guitar is a mix of some very raw acoustic playing and some simple back up instruments playing including an electric guitar back up which is a first for Dylan on this album. Bob's voice compliments every aspect of the music perfectly like a match made in heaven. The sound over the entire album is a sort of aggressiveness toward the listener.
Lyrics — 10
I can simply say that the lyrics of this entire album could be the soundtrack of the '60. The lyrics are that which inspire a man to go out and break free from the rest. They are nothing short of genius, but what else could we expect from Dylan but genius? The way the lyrics are put across by Dylan sort of seem to say "f--k you" to everyone. These albums words would lead up to a fear of communism in Dylan from many people because of the harsh way he speaks of the government.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall this album was a lot of firsts for Dylan and they all added up well together making an overall great sound and exuding a great message to it's listeners. Many of Dylan's bests came from this album such as Subterranean Homesick Blues, Maggie's Farm, Bob Dylan's 115th Dream, Mr. Tambourine Man, It's Alright Ma, and It's All Over Now Baby Blue. That's almost the entire album too. What isn't to love about this album it is the utmost amount of raw emotion possible to have? The only downfall possible to be thought of one this album is the simplistic music in the background but it just adds so much more to the album by not over doing it.