The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan review by Bob Dylan

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  • Released: May 27, 1963
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.2 (14 votes)
Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Sound — 10
The sound on this album is pure folk. Just Dylan playing his guitar, harmonica and singing. The album is more folk then later albums where he used electric guitar, drums and bass on some songs. The sound on this album is great, with some nice folk guitar playing to compliment the great lyrics.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics on this album prove that Dylan is the greatest lyricist of all time as many have claimed. Songs such as "Blowin' In The Wind", "Masters Of War", "A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall", "Girl From The North Country" and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" show Dylan's great lyrical abilities. Songs such as "Talking World War 3 Blues" show Dylan's distinct sense of humour, which is often hilarious. One of the best lyrical performances ever.

Overall Impression — 10
One of the greatest albums ever made. The lyrics are superb and cannot be matched apart from on other Dylan albums. I strongly suggest for anyone to check this out if they want to see an example of great songwriting.

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