Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bob Dylan – Top 50 Albums

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Happy birthday to Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman on this day in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He has become one of rock music’s most iconic performers and his name is synonymous with the term “folk rock.” In celebration, here are his top albums according to Dave’s Music Database, which factors in sales, chart data, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.


The Top 50 Bob Dylan Albums

1. Blonde on Blonde (1966) *
2. Blood on the Tracks (1975) *
3. Highway 61 Revisited (1965) *
4. Bringing It All Back Home (1965) *
5. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963) *
6. Time Out of Mind (1997) *
7. Desire (1976) *
8. John Wesley Harding (1967) *
9. Love and Theft (2001) *
10. The Royal Albert Hall Concert (The Bootleg Series Volume 4) (live, recorded 1966) *

11. Modern Times (2006) *
12. Nashville Skyline (1969) *
13. The Basement Tapes (archives, recorded in 1967 with the Band) *
14. Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964) *
15. Greatest Hits (compilation, 1967)
16. Oh Mercy (1989)
17. Greatest Hits Vol. II (compilation, 1971)
18. Planet Waves (with the Band, 1974)
19. Slow Train Coming (1979)
20. Before the Flood (live with the Band, 1974)

21. Together Through Life (2009)
22. Biograph (box set, released in 1985)
23. Bob Dylan (1962)
24. The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (archives, released 1991)
25. Tempest (2012)
26. New Morning (1970)
27. Street Legal (1978)
28. Infidels (1983)
29. Shot of Love (1981)
30. The Concert at Philharmonic Hall (The Bootleg Series Volume 6) (live, recorded 1964)

31. Good As I Been to You (1992)
32. Self Portrait (1970)
33. Empire Burlesque (1985)
34. World Gone Wrong (1993)
35. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
36. The Witmark Demos (The Bootleg Series Volume 9) (archives, recorded 1962-1964)
37. Shadows in the Night (covers, 2015)
38. The Rolling Thunder Revue (The Bootleg Series Volume 5) (live, recorded 1975)
39. No Direction Home Soundtrack (The Bootleg Seris Volume 7) (archives, recorded 1959-1966)
40. Saved (1980)

41. Best of (compilation, released 1997)
42. Under the Red Sky (1990)
43. Hard Rain (live, 1976)
44. Knocked Out Loaded (1988)
45. At Budokan (live, 1978)
46. Tell Tale Signs (The Bootleg Series Volume 8) (archives, released 2008)
47. Down in the Groove (1988)
48. Ten of Swords (bootleg box set, released 1985)
49. Dylan (1970)
50. Christmas in the Heart (2009)

* One of the top 1000 albums of all-time according to Dave’s Music Database.


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