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Are there any other artists who have changed styles more often than Bob Dylan?

mrpinter

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I don't think so. I was just listening to New Morning, and it occurred to me that a lot of it is nothing like anything else in his catalog. Another flyer was Nashville Skyline. Self Portrait - which, unlike most critics, I actually like - is a whole collection of different styles, some of which only appear on that album (Bob as a crooner?!). Do you have any other chameleons in mind... with examples? I'm mostly thinking of the Pop/Rock genres, but you needn't be limited to that.
 

tiktok

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I don't think so. I was just listening to New Morning, and it occurred to me that a lot of it is nothing like anything else in his catalog. Another flyer was Nashville Skyline. Self Portrait - which, unlike most critics, I actually like - is a whole collection of different styles, some of which only appear on that album (Bob as a crooner?!). Do you have any other chameleons in mind... with examples? I'm mostly thinking of the Pop/Rock genres, but you needn't be limited to that.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-album-reviews/self-portrait-107056/
 

Jayyj

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^^^ I'm not sure if each of those examples represents a completely different and unique style. Nevertheless.... YOU WIN...

and you forgot Tin Machine.
I was getting there, then I realised I was supposed to be getting ready for work and not banging on about Bowie on the internet! Definitely a couple of holes in the Bowie canon there...

I'm a huge Dylan fan as well though!
 

Don P.

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I think that it is fair to say that no two Bob Dylan records sound a like even in the eighties when he wasn’t terribly motivated, “never give a 100%” era. Knocked Out Loaded and Down In The Groove have a couple of very good/great moments.
 




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