An old 1960’s warhorse is on top again


Maybe there is hope for the music world after all:

NEW YORK Sep 6, 2006 (AP)Bob Dylan is back at the top of the charts for the first time in 30 years. His new album, “Modern Times,” reached No. 1 on the album sales chart, selling 192,000 units in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures released Wednesday.

The critically acclaimed disc is Dylan’s first No. 1 album since 1976’s “Desire.”

I picked up the album last week. Although I’ve only listened to about 2/3 of the cuts, I can confidently say that it’s the best Dylan in a long time. It’s at least as good as Time Out of Mind, which was released in 1997, and may be better. It will take me repeated listenings to decide. I’d better get to it, then.