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Afterword: Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks is a superb work of theater, a classic, albeit cryptic, tale of triumph over adversity.

Rodger Jacobs
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Blood on the Stage

Jeff Carter
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Like a Revelation: Interacting with 'Blood on the Tracks'

Blood on the Tracks can be viewed as an early example of the potential for a record to be a piece of interactive media.

Tom Useted
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An Ugly Album Cover at a Career and Cultural Crossroads

The Blood on the Tracks album cover is torpor masquerading as cool and a photograph disguised as a painting.

William Craven
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Listening to Our Parents Talking: 'Blood on the Tracks' and the End of Dylan's Pastoral Fantasy

For all of Dylan's old world mythology, Blood on the Tracks sounds like a familiar account of marriage breakdown in the era of our parents.

Matthew Asprey
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Outgrowing the Grown-Up Album: Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks'

A mature, self-indulgent album can make or break a career, drawing the line between over-indulgence and critical re-discovery.

Luke Hudak
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Dylan, Mary Lee, and the Jack of Hearts: Completing the Break-Up in Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks progresses through a Kubler-Ross model of grief but the last stage never seems achieved within the confines of the album.

Sandra Canosa
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Bob Dylan, The Voice

Blood on the Tracks is an intensely emotional album that involves itself with the politics of the personal, transforming the ‘voice of a generation’ into something entirely new.

Gregg Lipkin
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Blood on the Tracks: Place and Displacement

Dylan’s work has been characterized by the poetics of place and displacement and a refutation of a fixed identity.

Richard Elliott
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Bargaining for Salvation

Dylan’s journey has been that of a seeker, and Blood on the Tracks stands as a document underscoring the core spiritual search of the artist.

Jim Mello
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Between the Grooves

Between the Grooves offers our writers' individual, incisive insights into the cloaked, mercurial music and history that permeates the mysterious and allegorical littered world of Blood on the Tracks.

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One of Toil and Blood

The persistent presence of rain and storms may provide the most useful clue in unlocking the collective mystery of Dylan’s compositions for Blood on the Tracks.

Dave Tilton

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