Bob Dylan is far from over the hill. At 65, the veteran singer has become
the oldest living person to top the US album charts with his latest
release, Modern Times.
Since the album's release, it has sold over 192,000 copies in its first
week, according to music tracking service Nielsen Soundscan.
Modern Times has also gone to number one in Australia, Canada,
Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland, according to
The bloghound had a hard time finding a copy of the album after raiding
some of the record stores in town. He was told to come back later for
new shipments...but when? Maybe he should try Amazon.com.
Modern Times is Dylan's first US number one album since Desire in 1976,
which topped the charts for five weeks. That was 30 years ago.
The living legend's 44th album, Modern Times, earned five-star reviews
in Uncut and Rolling Stone magazines, with the latter calling it a "
USA Today praised the album for his "pointed political commentary" and
also Dylan's wit and imagery.
"This music is relaxed; it has nothing to prove," Rolling Stone magazine
said of the 10 songs on Modern Times.
His new release features 10 original tracks recorded by the musician and
his touring band last winter. Dylan plays keyboard, guitar and harmonica
as well as singing on the record.
The BBC News website asked six Dylan fans to explain their enduring
fascination with the man and his music [Read more...]
Modern Times: Track Listing
Disc 1: Thunder On The Mountain / Spirit On The Water / Rollin' and Tumblin' /
When The Deal Goes Down / Someday Baby / Workingman's Blues #2 /
Beyond The Horizon / Nettie Moore / The Levee's Gonna Break / Ain't
Disc 2: Cold Irons Bound (Unreleased live version from Masked & Anonymous) /
Blood In My Eyes / Things Have Changed / Love Sick (From The Grammy
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