After listening to Bob Dylan’s latest album, I’m convinced that this, “Spirit on the Water” from 2006’s Modern Times, may be his last great song.
The meandering 7-minute tome has a beautiful, relaxing beat and lyrics to match. This video doesn’t do the song justice, but trust me, it’s the best thing he’s done in a while.
This also begs the question, paraphrased from the classic John Cusack movie “High Fidelity”:
- How much grace are we supposed to grant a once-great artist for their late-career albums?
Grace may have ended at the release of Together Through Life.