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Posted January 2, 2015
For many artists this would be a career album. For Bob Dylan it merely marked a transition to a R&B sound he would cling to through most of the 80s. He had used backup singers on Desire, recorded about 3 years before this, but here they seem generic and anonymous. The lyrics don't grab me either. Non believers derided Dylan's Christian period, but the songs were about something and he seemed to care about them. This feels like product. I will say the band is good and, if there are no great songs, there are no horrors like Joey on Desire. (They and Dylan sound much better on the live Budokan album.). They all tended to have the same mid tempo pace and I found myself half asleep. The original Rolling Stone Record Guide called "weird beyond immediate comment' and that sums it up pretty well. 2 1/2 stars.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.