Worst Bob Dylan Albums

Mumbizz01
I love Bob Dylan, but sometimes his albums can be bad.

The Top Ten

1 Dylan (1973)

Update: Since I made this list, my opinions are starting to change. I started to like the albums World Gone Wrong, Empire Burlesque and Good As I Been To You. So I could remove those items if I had the choice to. - Mumbizz01

2 Knocked Out Loaded
3 Down In the Groove
4 Street-Legal

I love this album - Billyv

5 Saved
6 Shot of Love
7 Empire Burlesque

I also love this album. Full of Great songs as an album should be. Some people just don't get it. Think the album was made to please you? Maybe the list title should be "albums I don't like" - Billyv

I strongly agree that a few of your choices for this list are clunkers - worthy of a "worst" tag, probably shouldn't have been released (Down In The Groove, Knocked Out And Loaded, and Dylan 1973 is generally regarded as poor - I haven't bothered to hear it) While I really like several of his "Christian phase" songs and think they were masterfully crafted, other cuts from Saved and Shot of Love seem forced or contrived filler - far below standards of expectation - and perhaps could've been left out with the better combined for one follow up to a solid Slow Train Coming which started the period. However, I think some of the albums you listed are quite strong. Of course opinions, reactions and tastes differ, as well as sometimes changing over time. Dylan's experimenting and changing styles, along with vocals which fluctuate from decent to weak and the occasional uninspired lyrics can put off listeners (as do the frequent arrangement changes for live performances). Sometimes I've found I ...more - Billyv

8 Good As I Been to You
9 World Gone Wrong

Guess you don't like it when he covers some of his favorite songs. Again, the artist's choice to do what he wants - Billyv

10 Under the Red Sky

The Contenders

11 Self Portrait
12 Dylan and the Dead
13 Dylan - A Fool Such as I
14 Real Live
15 Christmas in the Heart
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1. Self Portrait
2. Dylan and the Dead
3. Dylan - A Fool Such as I
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1. Down In the Groove
2. Knocked Out Loaded
3. Dylan (1973)
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1. Dylan (1973)
2. Street-Legal
3. Knocked Out Loaded
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