Saturday, September 09, 2006

THE NUMBER ONE ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY















If I was to ask you what the number one album in the country was? You would proably not guess an Album by Bob Dylan!

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Dylan's new album, Modern Times, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, making this the artist's first album to hit the top of that chart in 30 years. This 30-year span between #1 albums - Desire hit the top spot in 1976 -- is the longest of any living recording artist. Modern Times has sold more than 192,000 copies in the United States since its release, marking the biggest such sales period for a Bob Dylan album in the 15 year history of SoundScan.
Source: Columbia Records

Modern Times is already one of the most critically lauded albums of Bob Dylan's career. Rolling Stone awarded the album 5 stars (out of 5) and proclaimed it, "His third straight masterwork." Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times wrote that Dylan is, "our living Rosetta Stone, his songs carrying forth the essence of a thousand blues and folk classics, connecting the canonical and the folkloric to the present day." In the UK, Mojo magazine exclaimed, Epic...Heartbreaking...Dynamic ... Apocalyptic!" while Uncut gave Modern Times its highest ranking of 5 stars.

Here are links to some recent stories about Bob Dylan and the new album:

CD Reviews: Dylan Finds a New Generation of Avid Listeners
Sep-07-2006, Day to Day
...Dylan Finds a New Generation of Avid Listeners. For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan has an album that is No. 1 on music sales charts.

Song of the Day: As Dylan Walks, His Mind Wanders
Sep-05-2006
...Bob Dylan's inflections and asides give his thoughts resonance.


Pop Music: Dylan's 'Modern Times' Are A-Changing
Aug-28-2006, All Things Considered


Commentary: Marking Milestones with Bob Dylan's 'Modern Times'
Aug-27-2006, All Things Considered
...Marking Milestones with Bob Dylan's 'Modern Times'. Bob Dylan's new album "Modern Times"

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