Is there a consensus that B on the T is the peak?
Ok, it was a great return to form after the nadir of Self Portrait, patchy and disappointing New Morning and Planet Waves with the great opening kickstart of Tangled Up in Blue but surely nothing beats the extraordinary creative energy in three years from Freewheelin to Blonde on Blonde?
For me the witty 'protest' singer of his early years and the ultimate cool dude of the mid 60's are always more to my taste than his subsequent incarnatIons.
Here's a thought......there is the same span of time between say, Keep the Home Fires Burning in 1916 and Visions of Johanna in 1966 as between then and now.......has music evolved much in the 50 years since then?
The Beatles may have matched him collectively but as a single transformative artist for more than half a century, Dylan is surely unmatched. And in the fractured world of streaming any music you want as a cheap commodity he is unique and unrepeatable.