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Bob Dylan – Together Through Life

In music, recommendations, reviews on April 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Hey folks.  I have had a really, really busy few weeks and haven’t had a ton of time to post updates.  If you want to hear from me more often, you can follow me on Twitter.  Don’t expect much on my blog over the next few weeks because I’ve got papers to write, presentations to give, and Greek to translate.

Bob Dylan – Together Through Life


This is great stuff.  While a lot of people considered his previous three albums (Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft, and Modern Times) to be a trilogy, after this release it makes much more sense to consider Love and Theft, Modern Times, and Together Through Life to be Dylan’s true modern trilogy.  While Time Out of Mind is an great album, his recent three have had continuity in their production/instrumentation and have dealt with similar subjects.  Together Through Life has the loosest feel of the three and, as the title and cover suggest, zooms in to explore snapshots of modern American life.

Jesus wants the rose.

In loving jesus, videos on April 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

The new album by The Decemberists is worth the Hazards.

In music, recommendations, reviews on April 2, 2009 at 9:28 am

I would highly reccommend picking up The Hazards of Love from The Decemberists.  Featuring friends such as Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) on vocals, The Decemberists take us through a story from beginning to end, highlighting the (extreme) hazards of love.  It takes work to listen to, but the work pays off.

Two other things:

I have overlooked Animal Collective for years, but Merriweather Post Pavilion is incredible.

I’M SEEING THE HOLD STEADY TONIGHT!