"all i really want to do" is a beautiful song that tells the listener that this album will be different from the previous two, classics. dylan's play with rhyme is new to him and very fun (5/5).
"black crow blues" is a piano driven song. a piano driven song? yes, a piano driven song. it is well executed (5/5).
"spanish harlem incident" is one of my favorite dylan songs (5/5).
"chimes of freedom" is a timeless masterpiece (5/5).
"i shall be free--no. 10" is absolutely hilarious, funniest song ever made (5/5).
"to ramona" is another one of my favorites from dylan (5/5).
"motorpsycho nitemare" is a funny song, but it is my least favorite song on this album (4/5).
"my back pages" is one of dylan's, beyond music, masterpieces, and it's definitely the best song on the album (5/5).
"i don't believe you" is one part funny one part beautiful (5/5).
"ballad in plain d" is a brilliantly written story of a relationship infected by outsiders (5/5).
"it ain't me babe" is an undisputed classic (5/5).
again, this is probably dylan's most underrated album.
dylan obviously thought that this album didn't deserve the crit. it got, just look, closely, at the cover of BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME.
Every Dylan album seems to sound like it's created in a different room, but always remains in that room for the entire record. On O.S.O.B.D, there is a lot of relationship analysis and his angle constantly provides intelligent mockery of his own self and of society. There's no band or profound vocabulary - just himself and small, meaty words.
All is gone, all is gone; admit it, take flight
I gagged in contradiction, tears blinding my sight
My mind it was mangled; I ran into the night
Leave all of love's ashes behind me
My friends from the prison, they ask onto me
"how good, how good, does it feel to be free?"
and I answer them most mysteriously...
"are birds free from the chains of the skyway?"