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Today isn't just your normal Tuesday. You've probably noticed. The air is thick with the smell of cogent lyrical metaphors and taut songwriting. It's a uniquely special day, a type of day that we haven't seen in nearly three years--a new Bob Dylan album day. Feel it. Love it.
Together Through Life is out today, following on the heels of his last three universally acclaimed releases: 2006's Modern Times, 2001's "Love and Theft" and 1997's Time out of Mind. It's also the shortest amount of time between studio albums since 1992's Good as I Been to You and 1993's World Gone Wrong. Not bad for an old, old man (68 next month!).
I'm a big Dylan guy--I wrote several now-embarrassing papers on him in college when I didn't want to write about "real" topics--so I'll probably share my thoughts on the record here. But I have to hear it first, natch. Off to my local independent record store!