Dylan’s creativity

Bob Dylan’s Creativity and the response of his audience to what he does

A series of occasional articles that investigate how Bob Dylan writes songs and other issues surrounding his creativity.

Most recent additions

Earlier articles

‘If a song moves you, that’s all that’s important… I don’t have to know what a song means.” Dylan reveals his approach to composition.   An exploration of what Dylan said in his Nobel Prize speech.

Why can’t Bob Dylan appreciate which are his best compositions?

How Bob Dylan writes songs: 1 – The types of song

How Bob Dylan writes songs: 2 – The origins of Dylan’s approach and style

How Dylan writes songs: 3: “”I didn’t think I was doing anything different.”

A classification of Dylan’s songs

What is on the site

1: Over 400 reviews of Dylan songs.  There is an index to these in alphabetical order below on the home page, and an index to the songs in the order they were written in the Chronology Pages.

2: The Chronology.  We’ve taken all the songs we can find recordings of and put them in the order they were written (as far as possible) not in the order they appeared on albums.  The chronology is more or less complete and is now linked to all the reviews on the site.  We have also recently started to produce overviews of Dylan’s work year by year.     The index to the chronologies is here.

3: Bob Dylan’s themes.  We publish a wide range of articles about Bob Dylan and his compositions.  There is an index here.

4:   The Discussion Group    We now have a discussion group “Untold Dylan” on Facebook.  Just type the phrase “Untold Dylan” in, on your Facebook page or follow this link 

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And please do note   The Bob Dylan Project, which lists every Dylan song in alphabetical order, and has links to licensed recordings and performances by Dylan and by other artists, is starting to link back to our reviews.