Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Back on Top

Bob Dylan earns first No. 1 album since 1976

Have you seen Bob Dylan lately? He's been everywhere, especially in a striking new commercial for iTunes that raises questions about his assertion that current music sounds terrible. (A tiny, compressed sound file [MP3, or any other format you use on your iPod] is not the same thing as a digital recording carefully processed into discrete analog channels and output to specific speakers to create a particular sound field [SACD].)

And the saturation, combined with superb reviews, has worked, driving him to the top of the charts for the first time since three '70s albums in a row took the mantle from 1974 to 1976. If you haven't heard Modern Times yet, you're missing out!


Anonymous said...

I've seen Modern Times, but I don't recall the vocals being all that great.

Gerken said...

Uh that was me with the last comment