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Bob Dylan's Top 10 Songs Of The 1990s

1. Cold Irons Bound – 1997 was considered Dylan's return to form and I would agree except I missed the period where he was off form. This song is deadly, dirgy, a scary march through swamplands to jail… of age? He sure seems obsessed with dying on the album. Which, by the way, is as great a s every claims it is.

2. Born In Time – This is what a great poet can do: it seems to be in a minor key (though what's with the shaky street); but here iis an expression of time and love that is, er, timeless:

In the hills of mystery
In the foggy web of destiny
You can have what’s left of me
Where we were born in time

3. Man In The Black Coat – Crickets chirp, a hot night, and death is waiting: "People don't live or die, people just float…"

4. Not Dark Yet – But it was getting there.

5. Shooting Star – One of the best lost love songs ever written, it is a glance back full of loss and wonder. A real heartbreaker.

6. Cocaine Blues – A 1998 live version off the "Love Sick" EP.

7. Everything Is Broken – A political world self-destructing.

8. Make You Feel My Love – A power ballad, fully realized by Adele recently.

9. Under the Red Sky – Title track off another criminally ignored masterwork. Maybe the problem is the band is a little generic. This is a fairy tale, "someday you'll have a diamond as big as your show…" Written for his Grandkids it says here.

10. What Good Am I – Tom Jones did a brilliant cover of this last year on his criminally ignored Spiritual album Praise And Blame.

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