There might be no other single person who's had as big an impact on the
music that Paste covers as Bob Dylan. He topped the list of our 100
Best Living Songwriters (and Jack Pendarvis' hilarious 10 Best Dead
Songwriters) and was featured on the cover of our 22nd issue. So rather
than devote a single article or review to him today, as he releases his
33rd (!) studio album, Together Through Life (listen to the album in full here), we're pretty much just
giving him the website. We've got Corey duBrowa's review of the record,
but we've also got a really super hard, intensely geeky and impossible
to solve Dylan quiz, a list of the 50 best Dylan covers of all time, a
gallery of Dylan illustrations that we've commissioned over our seven
years of existence and a poll of the best Dylan record ever. Plus we've
dug into our Dylan archives (surprisingly rich for our young magazine)
and brought back essays like William Gay's brilliant memoir detailing
how Dylan shaped his life, David Dark's "I've Got My Bob Dylan Mask On"
and Andy Whitman's "Listening To My Life" piece. The bard has inspired
some great writing, and we thought today would be a great day to
celebrate it. Below is our Dylan Takeover content, which will be updated throughout the day. Hope you enjoy.
Listen to Bob Dylan's Together Through Life
The 50 Best Bob Dylan Covers of All Time
Review: Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
The Super-Impossible Brain-Busting Bob Dylan Trivia Quiz
Poll: What is Bob Dylan's Best Studio Album to Date?
Watch the Video for Bob Dylan's "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
News: Dylan, Nelson and Mellencamp Tour Ballparks in Summer
Watch The Deep Vibration Cover Bob Dylan's "Shot of Love" Live at Paste
News: Filmmaker Releases Sixth Unauthorized Dylan Documentary
Andy Whitman on Music: Bob Dylan, the Lazy Rhyme, and the Sublime
They've Got the Neutron Bomb: Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Leonard Cohen and Harry Smith as the Four Horsemen
When I Paint My Masterpiece: Bob Dylan Art from Paste's Archives
Don't Look Back: Paste's Bob Dylan Archives
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