quote:What about Bob Dylan? Supposed to be the greatest lyricist ever, but he can't sing and his songs are boring (my humble opinion, I don't know much of him).
Brains, I used to think the exact same thing. Until I bought his highly acclaimed album 'Love and Theft' which came out last year. AWESOME, man! It's more rock/blues than it is folky. And the lyrics on the album(Liam will appreciate this) are awesome! Very, very good album. I highly suggest it. Ol' Bob has actually been churning out some great albums the last few years. His album before Love and Theft, 'Time Out of Mind' actually won Album of the Year at the Grammys. I'm gonna pick that one up too, one of these days. Basically, I never FULLY appreciated Dylan until I bought one of his albums. It definitely changed my mind about him.
PS--His voice definitely is an acquired taste. But once you get used to it and how it meshes with the songs, you forget all about it. Before I bought Love and Theft, I could hardly understand a word the man was singing. Now his singing is pretty clear to me.