A Murder Most Foul – a 17-minute epic and the longest song he’s ever released – is virtually a recitation set to music in which Dylan relates the story of JFK’s assassination mixed with oblique pop culture references and historical events. The reflective I Contain Multitudes – with allusions to William Blake, Anne Frank and The Rolling Stones – is interpreted as a country ballad. False Prophets – with lyrics like “I sing songs of love, I sing songs of betrayal” – is enhanced by a guitar-laden blues feel. At the age of 78, Bob Dylan has released one of the most eagerly awaited albums of 2020.
Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan is out now via Sony.
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