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Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '80s

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The 1980s weren’t Bob Dylan's strongest or most creative decade. In an era dominated by Ronald Reagan and MTV, Dylan seemed hesitant at best and downright lost at his worse during those years, although being Dylan, even the most lackluster album in the 1980s had some standout songs -- this Playlist set collects some of them, including the majestic “Blind Willie McTell” from The Bootleg Series, the beautiful “Every Grain of Sand” from Shot of Love, and the sprawling “Brownsville Girl” from Knocked Out Loaded. Again, this wasn’t Dylan's strongest creative period, but even muted Dylan is worth listening to on most days.

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