Bob Dylan: Modern Times

I heard that Alicia Keys where very pleased to be name dropped in the opening verse on the first track of Dylan’s new album, certainly his best since 1997’s “Time Out Of Mind”. Despite the title, the style seems closer to his late 60’s early 70’s work, which is no bad thing. The lyrics are of course transcendent, but I’m sure no one expected any less. The penultimate track “The Levee’s Gonna Break” must surely be included following last years events in New Orleans but like Zeppelin, he has included no credit for Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe. My favourite track, “Ain’t Talkin’”, sounds a little Leonard Cohen-ish and you can virtually see him walk off into the sunset as the track & album draws to its conclusion.