I really enjoy everyone's comments about Dylan because it helps me evaluate the best versions of the early stuff.
However, it seems everyone is just focused on the early Dylan stuff. Granted, many folks consider that to be his "golden era," but there is so much more to explore about Dylan.
I actually adore some of his later stuff. For example, I think "Love & Theft," "Time Out Of Mind," and "Modern Times" stand up to his earlier albums.
All of the old-school Dylan fans seem to dismiss those three, but I don't agree.
I think they are three of his best records.
I don't think the more recent Dylan stuff ever gets the respect it deserves. Just because "Highway 61 Revisted" was soooo great, it doesn't diminish from "Love & Theft" for me at all.
In my case, I do not dismiss the more recent Dylan albums, it is only that I try to explore Dylan chronologically.
Thanks for your comments,