This 1965 release is the fifth studio album from icon Bob Dylan, and for me one of his all time greatest works. Dylan's music has always been evolving, and here he was moving away from the folk troubadour or protest singer images of earlier albums into more experimental in interesting pastures. Chief among the innovations for this album was the introduction of electric guitar, a move that famously outraged his folk audience.
Dylan used his new sound to craft some absolutely wonderful songs. Songs that I can just listen to over and over again. From the romanticism of `love minus zero/no limit', the trippiness of `hey Mr. Tambourine man', the weird stream of consciousness of `Bob Dylan's 115th dream', the anger at the shackles imposed on him by the folk movement (Maggie's Farm)and the absurd but infections opener `subterranean homesick blues', Dylan manages to synthesise all his previous styles, electric and acoustic, into one glorious, personal whole that will have something to say to everyone. It's a classic album, and one of Dylan's best. 5 stars.